Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

{International Day of the Girl}


The United Nations declared October 11 the 
International 'Day of the Girl'...
...so The New York Times "gave young women photographers across oceans and cultures an assignment: show us what 18 looks like in your community." They shared 21 responses "in their own words." Click on the link and enjoy....xoxo 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

{Ikigai}


Ikigai. This Japanese concept means searching for that sweet spot, where your passion meets your profession, skills and what you can offer the world. It's your reason of being. The thing that gets you up in the morning. Have you found your Ikigai? 

~Marsha van der Heijde, "Just Go For It"

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

{The Perfect T-Shirt}

BirthPlace: EARTH
Race: HUMAN
Politics: FREEDOM
Religion: LOVE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

{Steph Curry Speaks for His Girls}


On Women's Equality Day last month, Steph Curry, a champion on the basketball court, was also a champion of women's rights. The father of two girls, Curry wrote an essay "This Is Personal" for The Players' Tribune. Vogue's Michelle Ruiz comments in "Steph Curry's Essay on the Gender Gap and Women's Equality Is Gold."


Friday, August 31, 2018

{When They Go Low, We Go High}

Most of us have experienced hearing that people have said unkind things about you...gossipy, mean-spirited, small-minded comments that come from their own smallness, thin-skin ego, and cry for attention.

What Meghan Markle has heard or read that dysfunctional members of her estranged family have said about her is unfortunate...and perhaps not surprising in our rude world of Trumpery.

Read this article by Brittany Wong for HuffPost: "How Meghan Markle Should Deal With Her Family, According to Therapists" to be reminded of handling such cruelty...or like Michelle Obama said amidst the mean and crude comments from Donald J. Trump: "When they go low, we go high!" 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

{seekers of truth}

Youth are natural seekers of truth. Time to empower them with the needed clarity, commitment, and courage to find their truth.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

{Goddess Aretha}


RIP 1942-2018

Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace.
~Barack Obama {on Twitter today}


Aretha Franklin spent the turbulent 60s building her career, and in 1967 released her most famous song, and one that became inextricably linked to the civil rights and feminist movements of the time. “Respect” was originally released in 1965 by Otis Redding; Franklin’s cover of the song came out in 1967, and soon became the most popular version.

“I was stunned when it went to No. 1,” Franklin told Elle in 2016, “and it stayed No. 1 for a couple weeks. It was the right song at the right time.”

Franklin, who Elle noted had it written into her contract in the 60s that she would never perform for a segregated audience, was glad that the song became linked to feminist and civil-rights movements. She added that the line “you know I’ve got it” has a direct feminist theme.

“As women, we do have it,” she says. “We have the power. We are very resourceful. Women absolutely deserve respect. I think women and children and older people are the three least-respected groups in our society.”

[Excerpt from Hilary Weaver's "Aretha Franklin’s History with Civil Rights, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Barack Obama" for Vanity Fair - August 16, 2018]


Friday, July 27, 2018

{Female Scientists}

"Dr. Jess Wade, British physicist, wants to share female scientists' stories and get young girls to consider a career in STEM." (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) "So she wrote 270 Wikipedia profiles." Read Jenna Amatulli's article on HuffPost.

"You're equally as good (if not better) than the boys around you. You may not feel it now, because growing up is super awkward, but you'll realize how brilliant you are one day."