Why do you need approval from someone else to live your life?

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?

Updating our Layout

Hello Guys, We are updating our website. We will have new sections, layout, and logo. If you have any suggestions please send them to us weareallthesameproject@gmail.com. Thank you, Vanessa

The 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

Brazilian Illustrator: Marcela Sabiá -spreading message of self-love thru art

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

Gricey RT New Collection

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

Interview with Gricey RT – Geometry Art Portrait

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

One Sky: A collaborative project with almost 90 female* artists and one instruction: look up.

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.

Meet Tammie Umbel, who built a $1.7 million beauty business while home-schooling her 14 children.

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.

Women on Writing – Enthusiastic and Sad Life Lessons that We Should Read

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

Gender Equality – Why It Matters

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 – SEEK HELP!

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!

II Poetry Contest: The written Parchment is a pensive Message based on a (Woman life)

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)

II Poetry Contest: I can see her

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.

II Poetry Contest: I love how she smiles, suppressing the hurt within.

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.

Ecoutez-moi by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Manaus Where Two Rivers Meet in iTunes

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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

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via Natalie Portman Regrets Supporting Roman Polanski: ‘It Was a Mistake. My Eyes Were Not Open’ — IndieWire

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

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28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball (2018) — Scott Woods Makes Lists

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

via Top Five Wednesdays // Hidden Contemporary Gems. — Book Adventures

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

via Gymnastics great Comaneci calls for changes at USA Gymnastics — The Crusader Journal

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

To Inspire Girls Today, Honor the Groundbreaking Women of History — RAISING GIRLS’ VOICES

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

via Fighting female genital mutilation: Education matters — World Education Blog

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