“Ladies, Just Try The Damn Box Jumps! Please.”… A Powerful Metaphor About Endeavoring In Life

March 4, 2017 by

By Samira Salman - In my workout class last week, the circuit included depth jumps. This involves jumping up onto a series of sequentially higher boxes, ending with the last box, which is 32” high. The instructor’s disclaimer: “if you don’t feel comfortable with any of the boxes, ... [Read More]

Watch: Why These Girl Scouts Are Fighting For Monumental Change In NYC’s Central Park

March 1, 2017 by

"You don't want to grow up to be a character in a book. You want to grow up to be a powerful woman." Meet Girl Scout Troop 3484 (Greater New York), an inspiring group of young activists on a determined mission to spread awareness about the Monumental Women campaign from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan ... [Read More]

When I Play: The Powerful espnW Video That Every Woman And Every Girl Should Watch Now

March 1, 2017 by

click image to play video To kick off Women's History Month in a most powerful and visually dynamic way, espnW released "When I Play", this women-created and produced short film (2-minutes) that gives voice to every woman and girl who sees their movement as a movement. After you watch, read the script of the film's voice-over below ... [Read More]

Space Biomedical Engineer Mamta Patel Nagaraja, the Woman Behind [email protected]

March 1, 2017 by

When it comes finally time to settle Mars, the most terrifying sound might not be *RRRIP* or "I'm sorry, Dave, I don't WANT to turn the carbon dioxide scrubbers back on." It might well be *SNAP*. That is, if we can't figure out solutions to some of the issues astronauts face in long-term space flight. ... [Read More]

Museum Seeks Personal Artifacts From Women’s March In DC & NY State Sister Marches

February 28, 2017 by

Our friends at the New York State Museum need our help and yours in growing their women's history collection. Specifically, they are seeking posters, buttons, banners, other materials carried, worn and/or used by New Yorkers at the Women’s March On Washington in DC, and in other sister marches held around NY state ... [Read More]

Young Filmmaker Takes On Controversial Mandated School BMI Testing In Powerful Documentary

February 27, 2017 by

As a way to address obesity among American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed mandates forcing schools to perform Body Mass Index (BMI) tests on students.  Following these tests, notification letters (also called ‘Fat Letters’ by students) are being sent to kids whose body mass ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nothing Could Slow Down Lilian Tsi Stielstra… Until Her Stroke

February 24, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed. Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job. Walking up the stairs, ... [Read More]

Shamila Kohestani: Empowering Young Women Through Sports In Afghanistan And Around The World

February 24, 2017 by

By Pary Shuaib - From practicing martial arts to climbing soaring mountains, Afghan women are finding creative ways to break barriers in sports, but before we could conquer hilltops, we had to find our way to fields and gyms. This week, I had ... [Read More]

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