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As young women it is important, now more than ever, to learn how to overcome the adversity set to bring us down from the start. Learn to be "undoubtedly strong and unapologetically capable".
- December 11, 2017
Christmas is quickly approaching (thank God!), and we are looking to do anything we can to get into that Christmas spirit. Thankfully, around the Birmingham area, there is plenty to do for the holiday season. We’ve gathered a list of favorite things to do in the Birmingham area that are sure to get anyone excited for the holidays.
- December 11, 2017
After seeing the impact that sexual assault had on those young women, I came to several realizations: A) that sexual assault is indiscriminate, B) that sexual assault occurs on a far larger scale than most people think, and C) that in one year, I too may become a victim of campus rape.
- December 8, 2017
With Christmas coming up fast, it’s always a good idea to get a head start on shopping for your loved ones. We know that it’s hard to show everyone how much they mean to you in a creative way, while also not breaking the bank, so we have compiled a list of some ideas for just some of the important people in your life. Let them know how much you love them this holiday season with these ideas!
- December 3, 2017
From anxiety to depression, the specifics of how to treat those with mental illness’ vary greatly. Though “mental illness” is quite the blanket term, it accurately encapsulates a group that, particularly as teenagers, is incredibly prevalent in society. For this reason, it’s vital that we, both as friends and as human beings, learn how to best help those with mental illnesses.
- November 28, 2017
Addiction affects 10% of all Americans, which is a truly shocking fact. Out of the 10% who are addicts, only 11% receive treatment. Whether you’re aware of it or not, addiction seriously affects people’s lives that you hold close to your heart. I’d like to share some of my story about how to support a loved one struggling with addiction, and to let you know that if you are enduring something similar, you’re not alone.
- November 26, 2017
After hearing your speech I decided there’s nothing wrong calling yourself a feminist. So I’m a feminist and we all should be a feminist because feminism is another word for equality. - Malala Yousafzai to Emma Watson
I’m overjoyed. I have to tell you, I was fighting back tears a moment ago, as I was reading the SCOTUS-blog and the first line that came out saying that the Fifth Circuit opinion or decision had been reversed. It’s incredible news for the women of Texas. It’s incredible news for women throughout this country. - Wendy Davis
While women still only make up such a small percentage of political leadership, to quote Michelle Obama, ‘because of these women, girls and boys all over the world will have real-life examples that women are leaders.’ In the last two years if I have learned anything, if they have shown me anything, it is that nothing—nothing—is impossible. Emma Watson
I remember everything, of course. I never forget. But it’s the thing that’s pushing me actually to do more and more. - Yusra Mardini
We cannot measure our humanity, but we can act on it. Our humanity is that glowing center in all of us. It is what makes us speak up about an injustice, even when that injustice does not personally affect us. It is what makes us aware that we are better off if our fellow human beings are better off. - Emma Watson
I’ve had to learn that my voice has value. And if I don’t use it, what’s the point of being in the room? - Michelle Obama
Nobody’s supposed to be anything. You can be whoever you want. And I want young people to see that. - Priyanka Chopra
I believe in my generation. I believe in girls. I believe in women. I believe in people of color. I believe in LGBTQ+ community. I believe. - Rowan Blanchard
My heart is beating and I’m breathing, and nothing anybody has ever done has changed that. - Rupi Kaur
Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving. - The Stanford Survivor
Shake the idea you are not capable: You don’t have to be born with this magical creativity, you can develop it. And don’t let anybody tell you what you ware and what you’re not: The only person who knows that is you. - Alessia Cara
In the past, I always felt like I was trying to prove something. Now, I’m writing what I want to share with the world, rather than trying to give the world what it wants. For better or worse, I’m just me. - Kesha
People who are passionate are good at what they do. These emotions are a driving force, and I don’t think women should apologize for them any more than a man should. - Amal Clooney
To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. - Hillary Clinton
We cannot disengage our retreat over the next four years. We must remain steadfast in our fight for justice - Kamala Harris
I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles. - Simone Bile
Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power. - Shonda Rhimes
Now is such a pivotal time in our history. It’s such a pivotal, crazy time, and I want you to know – all you ladies up there – you are the leaders. We are the future. We need you. We need every single one of you in this room. You are needed to step up to the plate, right here right now, and let your voice be heard. This is the time. So please continue to do so. - Zendaya
When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. - Emma Watson
We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. - Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman elected to Congress
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