by Anita I stopped going out. It used to be one of my favorite things to do. But now I had no strength or will to get up, get ready and go out. I used to enjoy talking to people. Now I avoid talking to anyone because it meant I had to pretend to be … Continue reading Depression: Help Yourself
by Annapurna Sharma Have you ever noticed why you are looking for an approval or decision from someone else for things you want to do? When we are girls, we are not allowed to pursue our choices and have to seek approval from elders to do everything. Then, we are married and we are looking for approval … Continue reading Why do you need approval from someone else to live your life?
by Camila Gancho Portella - Physical Education Professional To read in another language please select your idiom on the left side of the screen. Quanto sobre do seu tempo para cuidar de você? Parece uma coisa simples, mas muitas mulheres deixam de cuidar de si mesmas por causa da correria do dia a dia ou porque … Continue reading Autocuidado – Self Care
by Hannah Joyce As an advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence, the recent incident with the USA gymnastics team doctor has affected me on many levels. I call this an incident rather than a scandal because I feel like that word is used in gossip magazines to make things sound juicy. What happened … Continue reading Nassar’s Scandal: To the Survivors
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by Hannah Joyce It's the holiday season, and we all know it's a stressful time of year for people already without having to deal with the loss of a loved one. In July, I lost my Meme. She died of congestive heart failure. It came on fast. One day she was her lively smiling self … Continue reading Grief During Holiday Season
by Hannah Joyce The Holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving has ended, and it will soon be Christmas. This time of year tends to be stressful for everyone. Family reunions are happening every other week, and for some, family gatherings are incredibly stressful. For me personally, I have such a supportive and loving family, but like … Continue reading The Holiday Season
Usually, people do not want to talk about Sex Trafficking, because it is hard to hear the truth, but I believe that we should speak up, and help victims like Cyntoia. She was sex trafficked by the age of 16, drugged, and abused several times. Sold to a 43-year-old man who Cyntoia killed after being consequently … Continue reading Let’s help Cyntoia Brown
by Hannah Joyce November is the month of Thanksgiving, a time to recognize all that we have to be thankful for. A time to spend with family and relax. To renew your soul for the cold winter ahead. Let’s take a moment to think about what we can be thankful for this holiday season: I … Continue reading It is never too late to be thankful
by Vanessa Daniela Mattel launched the first Barbie with hijab in honor of the fence athlete, Ibtihaj Muhammad, who participated in the Olympics 2016 as the first American using a veil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-t1j-Xumc&feature=youtu.be
by Mariana Laviaguerre The Brazilian Illustrator, Marcela Sabiá, has been spreading message of self-love thru art. Her motivation to engage the cause started after the end of a long relationship. She began to feel a necessity of empowerment and to redeem her self-esteem. Read below the full interview. When did you discover your passion for art? I've … Continue reading Brazilian Illustrator: Marcela Sabiá -spreading message of self-love thru art
by Hannah Joyce Let’s talk about self-care. First I want to make it clear that self-care is NOT selfish. We all practice self-care in different ways. There is no one right way to practice self-care. Self-care can be anything from simply doing the basics or treating yourself to a bubble bath. Why is self-care important? … Continue reading Talking About Self-Care
We are proud to announce Gricey RT's new collection. She highights in her geometric art women in arts, inventions, mission and business. You can acquire any of this art pieces on her website http://www.griceyrt.com. Frida Kahlo: Mexican self-portrait artist and feminist. Yoko Ono: Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Princess Diana: Member of the … Continue reading Gricey RT New Collection
by Hannah Joyce I am an 18-year-old college student. Breast cancer is not something I think about. About six months ago I noticed a lump on my breast. It had a white head, so I just assumed it was a zit/cyst. I didn’t think it was anything to worry about. I casually mentioned it to … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by Hannah Joyce October is commonly known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also the home of Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well. “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month
This week we are going to talk about Christy Birmingham. She is a writer, poet and feminist. Her writing is inspiring and motivates every woman who is going thru difficult moments. I personally love her work, Christy explains how art/poetry helped her to deal with personal issues, depression, and abuse. She is the perfect example … Continue reading Inspire with Christy Birmingham
by Vanessa Daniela Empowering girls is the key to a prosperous society. We are pleased to support Gricey RT. An amazing young artist who is well known for her geometry portraits. Gricey is launching her new portraits on our website in October. Read the exclusive interview with this talented artist. BIO Born and raised in Northern Mexico, … Continue reading Interview with Gricey RT – Geometry Art Portrait
by Charlie Brewer Where Do We Go Now is the story of a small Lebanese village threatened by Christian-Muslim conflicts. The village is unnamed. The time is unspecified. It could be anywhere, anytime The men in the isolated village get along well with one another, until they get wind of the international conflicts between their … Continue reading Where Do We Go Now – Director Nadine Labaki
Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists. It was created by two women artists in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, emphasizing female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators. One of their most recent project is called "One Sky": a collaborative project with almost … Continue reading One Sky: A collaborative project with almost 90 female* artists and one instruction: look up.
The New York Times newspaper published an amazing story yesterday about 25 new bands that prove women are making the best rock music today.Here's what they wrote: "Where, exactly, have the guitars gone? Sure, there's never been a shortage of traditional rock bands - say, a mostly male, mostly white four-piece. But in the face of … Continue reading Women are making the best rock music today
Tammie Umbel built a $1.7 million beauty business while home-schooling her 14 children. “The purpose of Shea Terra was never intended to be so that I could go out and work,” the 44-year-old mom and businesswoman said. “Whatever I could do while being in the kids’ presence and in their service when they need me … Continue reading Meet Tammie Umbel, who built a $1.7 million beauty business while home-schooling her 14 children.
by Vanessa Daniela This summer, I have read fascinating books that expanded my knowledge about society, cultures and human rights. I can not deny how shocked, sick, or enthusiastic I was after some chapters on these books. For some of them, you will need to have a thick skin to read thru pages of torture … Continue reading Women on Writing – Enthusiastic and Sad Life Lessons that We Should Read
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While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation … Continue reading Gender Equality – Why It Matters
Domestic violence can include and is not limited to: *Physical violence: Hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, battery *Emotional abuse: Name calling and threats *Financial abuse: Preventing access to bank accounts, credit cards or other financial resources *Sexual abuse: Any forced sexual activity *Spiritual abuse: Keeping someone from going to a place of … Continue reading Domestic Violence – SEEK HELP!
by Rahmat Idiaro D. A cool, serene and well fragranced arena appealing to her poor innocent soul It breezes of coolness and flourishment melts the stony heart She looked up to the smiling moon and she smiled back Behold was the charming appariton of a cool gentleman of mensch with a smiley and handsome personality He … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: The Fictitious Crush
by Adrienne, Our hearts are wracked With sobs of pain Our tears do overflow. Our souls are numb With disbelief By turmoil plunged too low. Is this the end Of hopes, of dreams? "Is this the end?" we cry. Two choices lie Ahead of us-- To either run or rise. We will not run "For … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Our hearts are wracked…
by Anuj Abraham She has suffered. She has endured a lot. She has seen the worst. She has been a failure, a lost cause. She suffered in silence. She hoped. She was caged. She was humiliated. She was tortured, mentally. Disrobed of her peace but She fought. She survived. She was cheated. She was destroyed. … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: She Fought
by Chingona52g Filled with sadness Broken and underappreciated , yet SHE wakes up to, "RISE."
by @thoughtsinboxes When you said I couldn’t be anything, I never doubted you for once. You were right. I am a warrior, I am a chaser of the light. I couldn’t be anything, I already was something, and that something was so damn powerful.
by Annie One day...She WOKE up. She REALIZED....that the environment in which her generation existed was fictitious. She embarked on a journey... She OBSERVED, EVALUATED, and learned to APPRECIATE LIFE! She got in touch with her spirit, and recognized this as her identity. She removed the value from her body and placed it on her … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: One day…She WOKE up…
by Annie The crisp winds caressed her cheek As she ran out of words to speak She sought a new muse every week Her mind grew roses when she'd sleep Arising just to trim the stems She grew new gardens at nights end If she embraces when she wakes Her roses will not be at … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: The crisp winds caressed her cheek
by @theframedsky Daughter listen to me you who may never be for I fear for the future the future we are trying to shape slowly but with haste we are pushing for you to never have to fear never have to question your feelings Daughter trust me I'll keep pushing to be a better person so … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Daughter listen to me
by Self You know, The woman. Of fancy curves, Riding you to wild fantasies, You know. But do you know? The enigmatic woman, Who doesn't hails matriarchy but only absolute equalism. A diligent woman of dignity. The enigmatic woman, Who can march you to victory, Came from a hidden legacy of warriors through history. The … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: The Enigmatic Woman
by treepokok I dress according to the weather, what's the matter? She hikes her skirt up a little short, what's on that little mind of yours nothing but dirty thoughts? Control yourself not her clothing. Avert your eyes, what are you thinking? She is wrapped in cloth from head to toe, oh now she's mysterious, and … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Dress appropriately?
by poetrylover Push me down, but I know I will stand back up. Throw me into the fire, pour as much oil as you'd like. I'll rise on the other end, I'll rise stronger than I was before. You can try to hurt me, try as hard as you want. But you won't see, with every … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Push, me down,
by infinite thought diaries The bright sun was like a dark night, Any ray of hope was out of his sight, Doing wrong was a daily thing, Missing his happiness the lonely king, But thn she came with a new life, His heart's queen his forever wife, Though just in dreams but yet so near, And … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Father’s Bride
by Susan Llewelyn For a long time I couldn't go there look at that gapping hole instead I smoked it, drank it, ate it whole and wore it out trying everything but actually seeing the Grand Canyon in my soul Forged by the eternal mystery of time a travelling caravan of well worn loves and hurts, … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Whole
by... No one really cares if you smile or you cry Life goes on if you're alive or you die This is a world of real people living a lie Too busy faking smiles I wish I knew why And then came a day when I learnt to say 'No' I listened to my heart … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: No one really cares if you smile or you cry
by Katie Hogan Part I In the foggy torrent of Hurricane Floyd, I am born with curiosity that tumbles behind blue eyes. I terrify my parents with my own thunder. Part II I am too young to remember when I first learn that I am better seen and not heard. Part III I am hollow and … Continue reading Poetry Contest: The Unsilencing
by Chirayuwriter Pic 1. (past memories) "caption " "Sadness wracked on her face When a voice whisper on her ear's the memories revealed again to the time when there was no one behind, The passage Is based on her somber life, When she was born, how her family left her alone in the cage house of the … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: The written Parchment is a pensive Message based on a (Woman life)
by Emma Beckenham In the distance A woman wearing confidence Like a pearl necklace Unafraid of her future And unaffected By the circumstances She finds herself in For you see She is me A few steps ahead And although I'm not there yet She is cheering me on And I can see her In the distance.
by Parvinder Push me closer Tightly Let our Breath flow Mightily. Touch the Lips Smoothly. Let me feel Soothely. While the Heart beats Fastly. Let our Love flourish Vastly. In last, just want always you be as mine. With your Body having my Love's Sign.
by Parvinder Her Heart is like ocean. Which is full of emotions. Her Body is full of Pearls. Like wave has Hairy curls. Where my Soul wants to Sink. By listening her melodious clink. Now, I only want your permission. By my Heart doing submission.
by @fudgelina stretch marks scars cellulite "but" I am beautiful still so naïve I am beautiful because of them not in spite of them do not teach that flaws are obstacles to overcome
by Jacob Rodriguez Comprised of beautiful chaos, And soulful fury. She commands grace at her will. She has the cosmos in her eyes, And the world at the tip of her tongue. She is love and she is light. 1000 suns dare match her radiance. She is the end all be all. She is you.
by Alea Nesbit Is that all you have to say? If I hear you are pretty again I believe my guts will begin to twist and burn and the only way to save me from this torture is to cut them and let them spill out on the floor. I'm tired of being pretty. Cause pretty … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: “You are so pretty”
by sprinkled_with_sass I love how she kisses everyone else's scars when she herself is bleeding. I love how she flips her hair in confidence knowing she 'got it'. I love how she sees no limit to her abilities. I love how she winks at any challenge bestowed upon her. And without the might of a man … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: I love how she smiles, suppressing the hurt within.
by participant of School Poetry Competition in Bali I don't know how to start it, hmm..you know I have such a big big ego for saying something about you. You know, I always be (and will be always) complaining about your attitude, the way you treat, how I say that you can't be romantic, cute, charming..rare … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: For you, yes.. you.
I don’t normally post on Tuesdays but today is The International Day of the Girl and this is such an important issue. This video is called Ecoutez-moi by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Manaus Where Two Rivers Meet on iTunes. It is dedicated to the rights of girls/women and especially to our right to an education. It is sung in French because French is the second language in most North African countries. Malala Yousafzai is a strong advocate for these rights and she nearly lost her life in the fight. All photos of Malala are from the public domaine. 3:41 min. 2 MB
After Roman Polanski’s 2009 arrest in Switzerland for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl, more than 100 actors and directors united to release a petition urging for his release. Included among signees like Darren Aronofsky, Tilda Swinton, and David Lynch was none other than Natalie Portman. The actress, who has been at the forefront… via … Continue reading via Natalie Portman Regrets Supporting Roman Polanski: ‘It Was a Mistake. My Eyes Were Not Open’ — IndieWire
When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries, schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now, and I am humbled by its reception. I’ve long threatened to do a sequel to that list, so here it is. […] … Continue reading 28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball (2018) — Scott Woods Makes Lists
This weeks topic is all about hidden gems in your favourite genre. I absolutely love a good contemporary novel so I would say that contemporary is without a doubt my favourite genre. I just love the realness of it and I love contemporary books that are different, so I’ve listed five books that I think … Continue reading via Top Five Wednesdays // Hidden Contemporary Gems. — Book Adventures
By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) – Gymnastics superstar Nadia Comaneci called for “drastic changes” at USA Gymnastics, which has been rocked by a scandal involving its longtime doctor who has been convicted of sexually abusing young athletes. Olympic champions like Simone Biles and Aly Raisman have accused the gymnastics federation and the U.S. Olympic Committee […] … Continue reading via Gymnastics great Comaneci calls for changes at USA Gymnastics — The Crusader Journal
This weekend, one of the country’s preeminent computer scientists celebrates a birthday. Not Bill Gates or Larry Page. And not Mark Zuckerberg. It’s someone we don’t hear very much about: “Amazing Grace” Hopper. Her accomplishments aren’t taught in many high school classes. And she doesn’t come to mind when people think “groundbreaking computer scientist.” Yet […] … Continue reading To Inspire Girls Today, Honor the Groundbreaking Women of History — RAISING GIRLS’ VOICES
There are approximately 45 million girls of primary and secondary school age not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa according to the UIS – more than in any other region. Our 2017/8 report showed that across 18 countries in the region, gender-based violence, as measured by intimate partner violence, early marriage and female genital mutilation, […] … Continue reading via Fighting female genital mutilation: Education matters — World Education Blog