Nobel + Noble: Good News for Girls

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Women Celebrate! Oh, you knew there was going to be a little party over here this month. Kudos to Malala Yousafzai, co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize! It’s easy to forget that Malala is still so young, but this 17-year-old is investing her life to change the world for girls. Taking a moment in my […]

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 […]

Fingers Around a Wild, Frayed Hope

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The journey through labour and birth teaches a woman to let go of the body she once controlled and open herself to the force of pain. For nine months a pregnant mama anticipates her labour pangs. Will the process be fast, long, beautiful, scary? In preparation for my recent birth, I wrote affirmations on my big chalkboard: […]

We Were Living a Lie

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[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of verbal, emotional, physical abuse; failed plan to take someone's life] An interview with a survivor who is glad to be alive. In the aftermath of domestic abuse, and a failed plan by her former husband to hire someone to take her life, Deborah* has seen God work miracles. Through a strange turn of […]

The Murmuration of the Body

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I remember the first time I witnessed the beautiful choreography of a flock of starlings in flight. It was a sharply cool autumn afternoon and I had just finished spinning in circles, arms spread, hair flying. As I came out of my twirl I crumpled onto a clump of thick grass and felt the earth […]