We can't help but feel inspired when we watch women own the stage during their TED and TEDx talks. They may be brief, but they give us a taste of all the incredible ways ladies are shaping our world—whether they are authors, artists, activists, or teens just trying to figure it all out, when these speakers tell their stories and share their passions they stir something inside of us.  In that spirit, here is a compilation of nine empowering talks ... Read More
In 2009, Keira Knightley teamed up with Joe Wright, who also directed her in Atonement and Pride and Prejudice, to create a free ad for Women's Aid. The extended ad aired in U.K. theaters before feature films and was later promoted for TV with posters that featured actresses such Anna Friel, Jemma Kidd, and Fiona Bruce with bruised faces.  Featuring an Inception-like plot, Knightley portrays an actress in the ad: In the initial scene, she is seen leaving ... Read More
Planned Parenthood’s Oregon Headquarters recently put up a collection of incredible IUD-shaped bike racks outside of their offices. The racks, which have been met with a very enthusiastic response, were implemented by Sarah Sockit Moseley, the Communications Director at Planned Parenthood. What a great way to show women of all ages that it’s totally normal and natural to take control of your reproductivity! Check out the bike racks and find out how ... Read More
It's be nearly four years since vocal sensation Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning: The world lost one of its preeminent musicians that day, but her memory—and her contribution to her art form—lives on. But this summer, fans will finally get to see Winehouse shine once again, this time on the silver screen. AMY, created by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia, is a beautiful homage to the singer's life, and judging from the trailer it's going to be an ... Read More
Cards Against Humanity, the popular adult fill-in-the-blank card game, recently launched a $10 Science Pack. The new addition features 30 cards written in collaboration with Bad Astronomer Phil Plait and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal creator Zach Weinersmith. But that's not even the coolest part: All sales proceeds raised by the Science Pack will go to the Cards Against Humanity and SMBC Science Ambassador Scholarship, which will offer full ... Read More
“My Choice” is a video created as a part of Vogue India’s social awareness campaign, #VogueEmpower, meant to illustrate the choices all women should have over their own lives. The piece features 99 different Indian women of various ages, backgrounds, and professions—but the powerful message will resonate with women across the world. My Choice monologue transcript “My body, my mind, my choice. To wear the clothes I like even as my ... Read More
  Paul Taylor is a self-titled “Dance Maker” who is inspired by the natural world, environment, and human interactions. He was also once dubbed “the naughty boy of modern dance” by Martha Graham; throughout the years this moniker has taken on a myriad of meanings within the 130+ works he has created since the mid '50s. From occasional bad reviews to the risks he takes with his choreography and content style, Taylor has by most ... Read More
Tons of pre-tween You-Tubers are following a massively popular subject, and it’s not Justin Beiber anymore. A quick Google search of American Girl Web Series will lead you to a gold mine of complex, well written, and dynamic videos made by and for young women.   Browsing through AG You-Tube channels you will find everything from music videos starring the dolls, to dark dramas about real issues like bullying in schools. The series titled Aspen Heights ... Read More
It’s a sad truth that most people don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror, and we all know that a lot of those feelings can be attributed to the fact that we live in a global culture of impossible “beauty” standards and body-shaming. But the good news is Taryn Brumfitt—writer, speaker, mother of three, and founder of Body Image Movement—is creating a new documentary aiming to change women's body perception all ... Read More
  LOL: Comedienne Margaret Cho and American rapper/DJ Princess Superstar have paired up for this awesome video celebrating the efficiency of their butts rather than focusing on their sizes. With all the attention on girls’ butts these days, the hilarious ladies decided to create a music video/skit to point out how truly ridiculous it is to obsess over booties the way our current culture does.    “If I can’t have a big butt than I ... Read More
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