The Fierceness of Girls

By Meadow Rue Merrill I should have known my 13-year-old daughter had heart and strength and courage the day I picked her up from the stable. Her hands were cut bloody from the reins she’d pulled, trying to hold back a runaway 1,300lb. Irish Draught horse as it thundered through the trees with her on […]

For the Love of Big Sisters

I didn’t really grow up with my three sisters. The age gap between us meant they grew up with each other and I grew up with my brothers. In my memories, my sisters have always been adults. Even when they weren’t quite old enough to drive, they were old enough to care for me and […]

Why Be Fine When You Can Be A Mess?

I used to be fine. All the time. Every moment of the day. No one was more fine than me. I might have just had a fight with my husband. Or received really tough news about a family member. Or eaten my weight in Dairy Milks to fend off a panic attack. But if you […]

The Judge, the Model and Skaters: It’s Good News for Girls!

Women at Work: Hmmmmm … women-led companies perform 3x better than the S&P 500’s average. Dr. Muneera Al Fadala forges her own path as Qatar’s first female vet. So has Aisha Al Marzouqi, as United Arab Emirates’ first female crane operator. Wonder if small business projects for women work? Ten years on, these women have turned into respected, hardcore […]

Dangerous Women = Good News for Girls!

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 […]