Empower a Girl, Change the World
The United States is the most prolific giver of humanitarian assistance in the world, and 95% of our aid is food-based. On face this seems like a triumph...In truth, the United States has much to gain—and recipients much to lose—from this program.
- November 10, 2017
"I’m not perfect I’ve said this for years and also it was the focus of my TED talk that the pursuit of perfection is only detrimental to your mental and physical health." Iskra Larence said
- November 9, 2017
Ciera MacKenzie is a 16 year-old rising country star, living in Nashville, Tennessee, with a knack for playing the guitar and songwriting. She got her break at twelve years old, when singing at a local music store in her hometown of Cache, OK, where she had been taking lessons. At this talent showcase, the owner of the music store told Ciera there was a recording studio where he’d like to record with her, if she had any originals. Luckily, she had four notebooks full of songs. After four months recording, Ciera had her first album.
- November 8, 2017
As we enter into the season of midterms, quarter finals and new sports, it’s easy as teenagers to allow stress to take over our lives. It can often feel as if we’re balancing a thousand different things, each of which is vital to our overall success. However, despite being overwhelmed, it’s important to prioritize ourselves mentally and physically. Here are a few ways to make an effort to do so this season.
- November 6, 2017
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- November 6, 2017
The middle of the semester can be tough for everyone. We’re halfway done and are anxious for Christmas, but there is still so much work to do. Final exams are fast-approaching, there’s so much to look forward to, and, quite honestly, we are fading fast. So how do we push through this monotony of middle-of-semester fatigue? How can we crank out the last half of the semester when visions of sugar plums dance in our heads?
- November 5, 2017
With everyone’s stylish athleisure clothes, perfectly pinned ponytails, and glamorous jewelry, it is easy to feel like you’re a chewed up and spit out version of everyone else. I know I feel like that every day. But I believe that if we stopped comparing ourselves to other girls, making snap judgements about them, and thinking less of them because of what they are wearing, those small steps, in turn, would boost our own self confidence and promote a healthier body image and higher self-esteem. Everybody could use a good dose of that.
- November 3, 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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