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We have all been there: bullied for being too fat, bullied for being too skinny, bullied for being too smart, bullied for not being smart enough. The painful words of our peers can cut like a knife. But instead of crying it out over a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, this Texas teen turned her abuse into bad-ass activism.Sixteen year old Dannie “Dee” McMillan is a high school junior in Lampasas, Texas. While sitting in study hall one day, she received a text from a...
Meet the new collection of culturally and racially variable dolls that are redefining beauty standards for the younger generations. My Muse Dolls is a new company determined to create globally aware, ambitious role models for little girls. These aren’t your average blonde Barbies. The My Muse Dolls are customizable through their website. Kids can choose between three different skin tones (ranging from light, medium, and dark) and three hair choices (straight, wavy, and curly). What’s special about these options? The dark skin is actually...
As women, we study and learn about the work of great men, knowing that they are revered by society, regardless of their hatred for us or violence done to us. Greatness has traditionally been reserved for men, granted by other men. Oppressing women has been considered a minor offense, and one not worth condemnation, or at times, even mentioning. They were allowed to shine brighter, thanks to diminishing half of humanity.If half the world had not been held back, would we have progressed more rapidly?The...
When you heard that Flight of the Conchords was playing the Central Park SummerStage this year, was this you? Did you leap across the room to your laptop in a fruitless attempt to get your hands on that golden ticket, only to find this? Well, don’t worry, you still have a chance to see the Conchords in all their goofy glory! The band (made up of college BFFs Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie) has just announced the addition of five shows to their US summer tour, including...
Melissa Rauch, Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics The BronzeDirected by Bryan BuckleyOut March 18Rating  In the oddball anti-sports comedy The Bronze, Melissa Rauch stars as a washed-up former Olympic gymnast who is doing her best to keep reliving the glory days of her miraculous bronze medal victory many years earlier. Still living in her Ohio hometown and scoring free junk food at the mall, she seems content to live the rest of her days in her old Team USA uniform. That is, until her former coach dies...
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