Permission to Fail

On Friday, May 8, when the election results were announced in Britain, I spent the whole day with a red and puffy face, and I couldn’t stop crying. Friends wondered why I was so upset about politics, but it was because I knew, even as it was announced, this would be bad news for the poor, and […]

The Peacemakers, The Poets + The Pretty Ones: Good News for Girls

26 Women To Watch In Tech in 2015.   The Peacemakers Women are a powerful force for peace. Here’s why. Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS. The power of Libya’s female arms dealers.   Artists Represent Andrea Mihalik of New Jersey met the craftswomen of Kiltamany, Kenya. None of them have been the same since. […]

Was Jesus Successful?

“What are you most afraid of?” She aimed the question at me right in the midst of our conversation. I thought she was asking a rhetorical question—not really expecting an answer from me—but she kept quiet and her eyes rested on me. I was visiting Dorothea at her apartment on a Wednesday morning in the […]

Tech, Training and Toast: Good News for Girls

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

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 […]