Heavy Boy, Light Girl

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I overheard a girl, upper elementary, medium length jet black hair. In Chinese she asks her mother, “What does it mean to be ‘heavy-boy-light-girl?’” I winced and turned my head, unwilling to look into the eyes of an innocent child while her mother explained. “Heavy-boy-light-girl” is a Chinese proverb to encapsulate the worldview that men […]

Dangerous Women = Good News for Girls!

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Well, let me just put this on the table: every Good News for Girls column could be called “Dangerous Women!” This month I celebrate each dangerous woman whose story we get to share, and each one living dangerously in a quiet way. Meet Perna Devi (above)—elected official in her Indian village, leader, world changer! Claudia knits […]

Tech, Training and Toast: Good News for Girls

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Education + Girls = Community Change: DIY Girls—hands-on tech for girls (and women too!) At 16 and 17 years old, they’re tackling breast cancer and a potential prize at the Google Science Fair.   They’re evening the playing field at Hacker School. Reelgrrls—a Seattle-based film school for girls. Making space for girls and different ideas […]

Seeing Ourselves: Good News for Girls

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How We See Ourselves “You don’t have to have pink toys if you’re a girl … That was the olden days. Now it’s 2014. Catch up, people.” How Girls Really Feel about Gender Roles and the Rise of Pro-Female Advertising Marvel Comics catches up with Kamala Kahn: Muslim, girl, superhero. Katie Driscoll, a photographer, didn’t see […]

Good News For Girls: No Apologies for Brilliance

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How We See Ourselves: Your hair-free head might be a source of embarrassment. Or it might be another place to show off your beauty. Embracing all the features prone to shame. (if you missed Sarah’s post earlier this week … you’re welcome.) With a little support (as Bev reminded us) maybe we can even Flourish. […]