Depression: Help Yourself

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

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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?

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

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