In Tech, on Waves, in Space…Good News for Girls

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  Women flexing grey matter! Maryam Mirzakhani, from Iran, is the first woman to take the world’s top math prize. Brittany Wenger created a cloud app that cheaply and effectively diagnoses cancer. At the age of 19. After teaching herself to code at 12. Slacker! Some very cool vintage images of women inventing important aspects […]

How Leading Exposed My Control Issues

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The speaker—whom I had chosen and prepped—had already exceeded her allotted time by twenty minutes and showed no sign of wrapping up. She disappeared down one winding rabbit trail, popped back into view, and then vanished again, each time causing all of my nerves to twitch. I deliberately started tapping my foot and glancing at […]

STOP THE SILENCE: I Had To Get Away

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[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of emotional abuse + stalking] By L. I knew something was wrong, during my short marriage to J., but couldn’t put my finger on it. One night, we watched a news story about a police chief who stalked, shot and killed his ex-wife in front of their children before turning the gun on […]

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. […]

The Pedicure that Awoke My Heart to Justice

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia My heart awoke to the meaning of justice during a pedicure. The salon was located in an undisclosed home in Cambodia, a place of refuge for girls who had been rescued from the sex trade. The location was secret because of the risk of these young women being kidnapped […]