Good News For Girls: Valentines + Selfies + Empathy Library

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Advocates! Maria Keller, 5th grader, reader, has distributed 1 million books to kids who lacked access to reading material. Xiao Meili walks across China to raise awareness of sexual violence. Yeliz Yuksel takes risks a lot to bring women’s hockey to a conservative town in northeast Turkey. Seeking to end the practice of FGM in […]

Good News for Girls: Underwater Acrobatics + Power Tools + Johnny Cash

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A whole new year stretches out in front of you; how will you express yourself this year? Will you write a letter of apology to your body? Will you celebrate your shape on glossy pages? Will you take up acrobatics, even if no one thinks you can? Will you reinvent guitar? Will you reinvent business, […]

Good News For Girls: Girl Declaration + Malala + Books!

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That sweet girl? That’s Dhiya. She lives in Iraq, and when Heber Vega made this photograph for The Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), she’d just had heart surgery that saved her life. PLC co-founder Jeremy Courtney recently published the book Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time about their mission to embody Love and foster peace […]

Good News for Girls: Stars + Skateboards + Peace Journalism

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Living With Our Heritage: Folks in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) had largely forgotten who they were. Sudbury’s long history of mining had convinced its residents (and the rest of the country) that it was ugly.  Until some folks set out to remind their fellow citizens that they are beautiful, drawing from the past and present. You’ll […]

TGIF: The Miracle of Building a Well (And Feeling ALL THE THINGS)

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There are very few things I’m proud of. 1. I can make a perfectly cooked egg sunny side up, without popping the yolk. 2. I know all the words to Shania Twain’s song, “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” (Yup. I see the irony there.) 3. I use self-deprecation as a strategic tool to make strangers […]