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The scene is late summer: You’re barefoot, maybe naked, surrounded by several thousand other women. An all female band (maybe Indigo Girls?) is serenading you as you frolic through a sprawling green landscape and tepid breeze. You gaze out and see encampments of makeshift  fabric tents and circles of women dancing. What alternative universe is this? Which Sofia Coppola film are we in? Is this Burning Man, Woodstock, or could this be a Bust Craftacular fair? Well actually, you're in Michigan. And you’re at the Michigan...
Amy Schumer killed it again in episode two of Inside Amy Schumer's third season, with the satirical music video and social media movement “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.”   The song opens with adoring lines reminiscent of boy-band pop sensations like One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” insisting that the Schumer doesn’t “need” makeup. But when Schumer washes her face clean, the boy-band’s shock at the result transforms their compliments to harsh criticism, and they quickly start encouraging her to put it all back on: “Wipe it off” becomes “girl...
Paramount Home Media Distribution plans on giving free copies of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma to every high school in the US. In a press release Megan Colligan, president of worldwide distribution and marketing for Paramount Pictures, said, “We hope to reach all 18 million high school students with the film’s powerful and inspiring story.” Director Ava DuVernay also commented, “To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many...
The 6th annual Women In The World Summit was held in New York City this past week, and amidst an extraordinary collection of female speakers and panels, one pint-sized presenter is making a huge impact. 10-year-old Eunice Akoth, a sixth-grader at Kibera Africa's first all-girls school, delivered a rousing poem about life in Nairobi, Kenya's largest urban slum. She speaks with impressive gravitas for someone so young, and her passion and desire to share her experience for the good of others is palpable. Watch the...
Recent Vogue cover girl and all-around American sweetheart Karlie Kloss has added a new line to her expanding resume: coding advocate. The supermodel has partnered with the NYC-based Flatiron School to establish the Kode with Karlie scholarship, which provides an intensive two-week training course where young women can learn to code. After taking a summer course at the school herself, Kloss became passionate about promoting coding amongst women, stating to The Guardian, “I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to...
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