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Do Something is a program that supports youth who are creating positive social change. They encourage youth to tackle problems such as poverty, environment, violence, education, and any issue that negatively affects our world.  Every year one outstanding youth is chosen to receive $100,000 to continue and expand…

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Inside us is the power for immense change and wonderful success IF we follow our intuition. I used to shrug off my intuition in favor of being liked, for a quick fix or to follow others definition of happiness in order to fit in. By ignoring my feelings and true desires I put myself in […]

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Have you ever been so angry that you said something you didn’t mean or exaggerated an emotion to feel vindicated?  I certainly have and always with regret. Sometimes in the heat of the moment we do reveal truths which are telling signs that a person is dangerous, but depending on our personality we just as […]

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Growing up the word “feminist” was on par with “leper”. It wasn’t something I wanted to call myself because it gave the immature impression that I disliked men and wanted to walk around with hair all over my legs. As a young woman obsessed with looking good so to be accepted and attractive there was […]

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Women Suffragists in the early 1900’s were a force to be reckoned with and could not be stopped. Despite being heckled, beaten, threatened and arrested they refused to back down until women won the right to vote. In London, England, on October 28, 1908 Muriel Matters chained herself to a grille, that separated men from […]

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When I decided to take control of my life by ending my depression I let go of several hard worn habits that caused me to feel bad, and along with these habits went a few friends as well.  In my younger years life was all about partying, glamour, and material gain without much depth, but […]

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Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst, speaker and freelance writer. Here are five reasons to add her to your list of amazing role models. 1. She successfully created the hashtag #rapecultureiswhen to continue the conversation about how rape is significantly embedded in our culture and that we need to end it now. 2. One of […]

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In 2014, youth baseball will be remembered as the year Mo’ne Davis broke social norms and helped her team win the Little League World Series. She is one of just two girls who played in the series this year out of 18 girls that have played throughout the series’ history. While being a girl player […]

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Just like homosexuals need to be supportive and vocal allies of the LGBTQ community, men are necessary allies in feminism. While in the past men who vocalized support for the women’s movement were perceived to only be in it for sex or other manipulative purposes, that is most certainly not true for the men featured […]

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You’ve probably heard of the “mens right movement” which basically consists of some very confused men who think they are being oppressed by women. A bad joke? No, sadly it’s a real thing. Men join the movement because they are ignorant to the reality that both women and men are oppressed in a patriarchal society. […]

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