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NAKED: I’m Going Naked For The Sake of Beauty and Humanity!

Hi, I trust all is well. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my email. My name is Jenny Arzola and just like you, my life mission is to inspire others. I would love your feedback on a short film I recently wrote, produced, directed and acted on for my…

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motorcycle girl bag

Motorcycling

I have been riding motorcycles since I was 8 years old and this was only due to my own stubbornness. My little brother, then 5 years old, was bought a 50cc twist and go, and feeling like I was missing out, I sulked until I was allowed to have a go. I guess it was…

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Ultimate, Single, Sexy Female Traveler is Out and About!

Warning: The Ultimate, Single, Sexy Female Traveler is Out and About!

Nothing tests your sense of style like long haul trips, does it? Unless you travel first class each time, chances are you could be absolutely miserable when you emerge from a 14-hour trip half-way across the world. Probably also dehydrated, cranky, with your biological clock upset, your feet swollen, and the tummy a tad bloated.…

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olivia and missamerica

I Can’t Compete Because I’m Too Fat?

How Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Olivia McMillan Challenged the Stereotypes and Succeeded I Can’t Compete Because I’m Too Fat? Submitted by: Olivia McMillan, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 When I entered and won my first local pageant, I was thrilled. At the same time friends and family were congratulating me, others thought I was too…

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Benjamin Cooper

The post Facebook didn’t want you to see

Last week I shared a post from Benjamin Cooper on the Girls Can’t WHAT? Facebook page. It was an incredible rant about how he was helping his girlfriend clean out her closet and he decided to try on one of her shirts labeled as an XL. Here’s what he said (the clean version): So I’m…

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Oh Cute, You Write Too? -Struggles of a Female Author

The streets of London were slick with rain after we ran out from under the shelter of Her Majesty’s Theatre. My dad hailed a taxi driver and dragged my mother and me in tow behind him. We covered ourselves with overpriced musical brochures and, after the taxi nearly ran into a slow pedestrian on the…

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Closing the Gender Leadership Gap

I am a school psychologist that also has a doctorate in leadership studies. After being frustrated by witnessing girls lack confidence to share their creative ideas with world and experiencing the gender leadership equity gap first hand, I quit my job to start a business focused on teaching young girls how to be confident, creative…

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Resilience Reflex

4 Ways to Reframe a Problem and Find a Solution

I moved to Canada, from Kenya (East Africa), at the age of fifteen without my parents. At that time they could not afford eight airline tickets so they sent me with my 17-year-old sister to live in Alberta, where most of our relatives lived. In Kenya, it’s always 30 Celsius (86 F) and humid. I…

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Yvette

Emotional Intelligence for the New Female College Graduate

I remember when I completed my undergraduate degree. I was idealistic. I had dreams of becoming a manager and then an executive in a Fortune 500 company. When I graduated from college I was so hopeful that my academic experiences and achievements would translate into consideration for a management trainee program and a bright career.…

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Target stops gendering toys

Target removes gender signs, world implodes

So Target has decided to do away with gendered sections in the toy department and people think the world is about to end. I find this amusing on so many levels. We fight for equality and then freak out when someone takes a step in that general direction. Here’s why I think Target’s decision is…

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Lead Singer of Only on Tuesdays Opens Up About New Single, “Break Free”

At age twelve I cut myself for the first time. I used to think that physical pain was much easier to manage than emotional. From a young age I struggled with depression, feelings of inadequacy, and extremely low self-esteem. Growing up, a lot of things were rather easy for me. I did well in school…

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You Can Change the Way You Look by Believing 3 Words

As a teenager, when I looked in the mirror all I saw was my imperfections. My big, ski-jump nose, my ruddy-red cheeks, my straight-stick body, my glasses – big and thick and bug-like. I didn’t look anything like what “beautiful” was. So I believed, “I am ugly”. This was the story I told myself, I…

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