The Girl Behind The Sparkle-Shooting Prosthetic Arm Is Just Getting Started. While showing off the sparkle-shooting prosthetic arm that made her an internet sensation, 11-year-old Jordan Reeves has a glitter emergency.
Over video chat from her home in Columbia, Mo., Jordan accidentally spills glitter all over her keyboard while loading the attachment. Her mom, Jen, in a restrained panic, comes in but Jordan plays it cool. "I'm sorry," she says, but quickly returns to showing off her next big thing. The importance of educating girls. Teen feminists changing the world in 2015. It's safe to say we've come a long way from pigeonholing 'girlishness' as sticker-collecting and living between poster-covered walls – in the age of social media, young women are now at the forefront of today’s new feminist wave.
You only have to see how Tavi Gevinson transformed teen consciousness with Rookie to see that this is a generation more empowered, engaged and yes, enraged than ever before. From posting viral Tumblr videos giving the world a cultural appropriation 101 to discussing trans representation in the media, these are the girls defining what it means to be a feminist today. Remember their faces: you’ll be voting for them someday. Joining in the discussion on cultural appropriation, 16-year-old actress Amandla Stenberg (best known for her role in the Hunger Games) made headlines last week when she gave the world a crash course on privilege and racism in the media and music industries. How Teen Rapper MC Soffia Is Using Hip-Hop To Empower Afro-Latinas. At the tender age of 11, Soffia Gomes da Rocha Gregório Correa has a whole lot to say.
Under the moniker of MC Soffia, the Afro-Brazilian girl from Sao Paulo is using her musical talent to break down barriers in a society riddled with racism and sexism. READ: 13 Books Every Mujerista & Womanist Should Read. Dharma Project - ollivander: micdotcom: Toronto teen fights back... Tessa Hill And Lia Valente, Grade 8 Activists, Say No To Sex-Ed Protests By Ontario Parents.
This article is part of What's Working, a global HuffPost editorial initiative to go beyond "If it bleeds, it leads" and double-down on our coverage of people coming up with solutions to the very real challenges we face.
At first glance, Tessa Hill and Lia Valente might seem like your average 13-year-olds. Oh, except that the Doc Martin-wearing duo (Tessa rocks pink boots, Lia's sporting white) started a petition for a school project that got more than 40,000 signatures. And it led to a meeting with Ontario's premier. Jae likes jackalopes, jonnytwoshoes: itscolossal: Photographer... Principal Blacks Out 13-Year-Old’s "Feminist" T-shirt In School Photo For Being "Offensive" UPDATE: as this story continues to evolve, we will share the updates.
See below for the latest… Sophie, an 8th grade student at Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Owensville, Ohio, wore her FEMINIST t-shirt to school a few weeks ago. It also happened to be class photo day. Photos Of Kabul's Littlest Skaters Totally Shredding. Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two.
Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education. The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education for children from poor or misplaced families. Micdotcom: "Real Princess gives our members an... ✿ CHUBBY BUNNIES ✿, did-you-kno: The President addressed all of the... Students protest 'slut shaming' high school dress codes with mass walkouts. A spate of revolts against school dress codes appears to be gaining momentum across the United States, with students staging walkouts and other protests to complain at the way girls have been “humiliated” and forced to cover up.
A vocal campaign has emerged after recent incidents angered students in New York, Utah, Florida, Oklahoma and other states, with some accusing schools of sexism and so-called “slut shaming”. The protests have spawned a hashtag, #iammorethanadistraction, and expressions of support from some parents who say the application of dress codes can be capricious and unjust. “I do think these protests are a trend and I think it’s a good trend,” said Ruthann Robson, a City University of New York law professor and author of Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality and Democracy. Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas - Jessica K. Taft.
Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post) Dear Ms.
Schlafly, I’m a teenage girl who has been reading about you quite a bit in the news lately. It seems to me that you have absolutely no idea what women of my generation are all about. I can understand that because I often deal with older people who think that their generation is superior and my generation is the worst thing ever just because we’re different. Really though, I think since you want to be all up in the public eye, it would really do you a lot of good to understand things from the perspective of one of the young women who will be taking over this country soon. Girl_scout_sets_up_outside_of_local_weed_shop_sells_lots_of_cookies. By Jamilah King Friday, February 21 2014, 3:54 PM EST.
This article is part of topic: /NOW Girl Scout Danielle Lei, 13, knew exactly what her customers wanted when she set up her cookie table outside of the Green Cross, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood. And that’s how she sold 147 boxes of cookies in mere minutes, according to Mashable. “It’s no secret that cannabis is a powerful appetite stimulant, so we knew this would be a very beneficial endeavor for the girls,” Holli Bert, a staff member at The Green Cross, told Mashable in an email. “It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”
Le féminisme n'est pas un règlement, mais une discussion. YWCA Moncton Girls. Voyous tourmentés, religion, amours compliqués : des filles de cité écrivent. Elles ont commencé par des posts sur Facebook, et sont aujourd’hui publiées.
Suivies par des milliers de fans, leurs chroniques parlent cru, mais « c’est le quartier qui est cru ». Sur Facebook , elles sont de plus en plus nombreuses à créer des pages pour raconter « le ghetto ». Des jeunes filles, qui partent de leurs expériences personnelles pour écrire des chroniques – aux allures de textes de rap – tournant souvent autour des mêmes thèmes : un quartier très sombre, des voyous tourmentés, des traditions religieuses et des histoires d’amour compliquées.
Pas mal de lieux communs et dans certains cas, une écriture incompréhensible pour les non-initiés, à cause de l’argot, du verlan et même du langage SMS. Il n’empêche que certaines cartonnent et sont suivies par des dizaines de milliers de personnes. On jase : Rosalie, 17 ans et fière féministe. Commençons. Chers ami(e)s du secondaire, être féministe, ça ne veut pas dire :être tout le temps frustrée,ne pas aimer les hommes,vouloir être supérieure aux hommes,s’écrire « crucifix décâlisse » sur le chest, brûler sa brassière,ne pas se raser,être lesbienne.En gros, ça veut surtout dire obtenir l’égalité entre les sexes dans toutes les sphères, autant économique, politique que sociale.
Funk is not dead. Six-year-old B-Girl Terra holds it down. I have been totally smitten (and slightly obsessed) with this sultry, groovy and soulful funk-rock extravaganza. (Slightly belated) Happy New Year from Tokyo! Song credit: Platoon by JUNGLE. Tea and Feminism. 3 Girls Smash Gender Roles to Smithereens in Toy Company's Glorious Debut Ad.
One of the most anti-feminist songs of the 1980s, "Girls" by the Beastie Boys, is recast as an empowering theme for young women in a new toy ad looking to break gender stereotypes. The spot is a holiday promotion for GoldieBlox, a construction-themed board game that nearly doubled its Kickstarter goal in 2012. Game developer Debbie Sterling designed GoldieBlox to combine young girls' love of reading and characters with the engineering themes of toys typically more popular with boys, like Legos and erector sets. To that end, the ad features a massive Rube Goldberg scenario, designed by OK Go contraption collaborator Brett Doar. As the machine's workings unravel, the girls sing modified Beastie Boys lyrics: "It's time to change/We deserve to see a range/'Cause all our toys look just the same/And we would like to use our brains.
" Girl Be Heard. Jezebel. My 17-Year-Old Daughter Had a Dream to Become a Model. She Also Has Down Syndrome. Wet Seal Made Her Dream Come True. When I received the prenatal diagnosis that my baby had Down syndrome, my world came to a skidding halt. My mother wisely let me cry for about 20 minutes, then asked me what had changed. I remember telling her everything had changed. Then she said the words that would set the stage for how my daughter would be raised. Unfit For Product Placement: Radicalizing the Cartoon Characters Of Our Childhoods.
Want to know where a safe place is? Young On Youtube. 5 ways a 14-year-old crushed an arrogant interviewer. This story originally ran on PR Daily in August 2013. If everybody performed in interviews like 14-year-old Rachel Parent, I would be out of a job. The young Canadian activist founded an organization called “The Kids Right To Know,” which campaigns for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). She has organized and spoken at rallies against GMOs and just happens to be one amazing spokesperson. Here’s the proof: Parent challenged investor and TV host Kevin O’Leary to a debate after he called GMO protesters “just stupid” and suggested on his show that they “stop eating” as a way to “get rid of them.” O’Leary accepted, and last week Parent was a guest on the show he co-hosts, “The Lang & O’Leary Exchange,” from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). O’Leary made it clear early in the interview he had no intention of taking it easy on Parent because of her age.
One of the first questions he asked her, “You know what a lobbyist is, right?” 1. 2. 3. 4. High School Feminism Students Address School Sexual Harassment at UN Commission on Status of Women « Feminist Teacher. My high school feminism students, Josey Stuart and Noel Diggs, (front) and Emily Morenike Carpenter from Girls for Gender Equity spoke on a panel addressing the findings in the AAUW report, Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School. (photo credit: Ileana Jiménez). This year’s 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place currently in New York from March 4-15 is focusing on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls with a particular focus on the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men.
13-Year-Old Girl Asks Easy Bake Oven To End Sexist Ads: 'I Want My Brother To Know That It's Not Wrong' To Cook. By Annie-Rose Strasser "13-Year-Old Girl Asks Easy Bake Oven To End Sexist Ads: ‘I Want My Brother To Know That It’s Not Wrong’ To Cook" Thirteen year old Mckenna Pope’s little brother loves to cook. But when he watches the commercials for a product he’s hoping to get for Christmas — the Easy Bake Oven — he only sees girls playing with the toy.
Because of that, he believes that “only girls play with it.” Awesome Six-Year-Old Girl Writes to Hasbro About Gender Inequality in Guess Who. The Girl Scouts are taking over Congress: Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren are prepared. Video: Skateistan teaches girls in Afghanistan how to skateboard. High school student, 17, pretends to be pregnant for senior project. SPARK a Movement! (When we told Teen Vogue we wanted them to show...)
A How-To on Youth Activism. Youtube video: GAF shout out. Girls Ask Teen Vogue to Ditch Photoshop, Get Berated by Editor-in-Chief. Teen Girl Wins Photoshop Fight Against Seventeen Magazine.