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Making Lemonade out of Lemons: How to learn from your pain to give back

As a teenager my life was a mix of ups and downs, seemingly endless fights with my parents, outrageous hang ups about my body, overwhelming anxiety about who I was and where I was going, and layer upon layer of frustration, confusion and self-doubt. I’m not going to lie to you my teen years were…

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Sexism in school PE lessons

Throughout year 7 to 9 I experienced sexism in PE lessons (physical education) at school. I am a tomboy and always have been. As a result of this I have been bullied as I don’t fit in with the normal expectations of a girl. PE lessons in school didn’t help my confidence as we were made…

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Thank you for supporting women around the world!

As National Women’s Day approaches, I’d like to take a moment and share what you’ve been able to do by supporting my company. To date, Girls Can’t WHAT? has been able to lend $14,450 to 577 women in 56 countries to help them achieve their goals. Their dreams range from simple things like installing indoor plumbing…

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World’s Best Story

Rising above adversity and healing from pain is inherently possible in every human. The key to making that happen is choice. For me, making the choice to rise out of my own adversity to help other people was a rewarding extension of my life’s pursuits. Here is my story … My name is Iniobong Usanga.…

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Girlz 4 Christ Says Girls are Important!

Becoming a magazine editor takes years of hard work, starting out as the intern getting coffee for all the bigwigs, right? Not so! I became a magazine editor, but my story is a little different. When I was 17 years old, I became a magazine article writer. Was I told that I was too young?…

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How to change your habits

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle Ever wonder why we do the things we do? For example, we know that vegetables are healthy, so why do we reach for junk food? We know we could be more productive of we stopped checking messages every few minutes,…

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19 year old designs a bra that doesn’t scream sex and builds her own company

Hello! My name is Megan Grassell, and I am 19-years-old from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I recently started my own company, Yellowberry. Yellowberry started after I went shopping for bras with my younger sister, Mary Margaret, who was 13 at the time. We went to the mall to purchase her very first ones, but couldn’t find…

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Eliminate these 3 things to fast track your dream

As a new year begins, the tendency for a lot of people is to add something new to their plate. A new goal, a new routine, a new hobby, etc. What most people fail to do is eliminate some of the not-so-good stuff first. In order to move forward with any goal, you need get…

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Fast track your dreams in 2015

My daughter’s 10th grade English class was given the assignment to write a letter to someone that inspires them. This past week I received 3 letters. One from my daughter and 2 from her classmates – all of them focused on Girls Can’t WHAT playing a huge part in helping them realize that dreams are limitless and they can…

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Born with pink bootees!

I was born on April 18, 1934 … yes, I’m very old … and wise … but still mad at the world to have been born to wear pink bootees. I was born on my brother’s 6th birthday and he wanted a horse so this set the relationship that continues today. By age 10, I…

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Thumb broken. Need your help

Thumb broken. Need your help.

As I mentioned over on the Girls Can’t WHAT? Facebook page, I had surgery on my thumb a few weeks ago. I am currently starting week 8/10 with my hand in a cast. This makes it very difficult to type and of course draw new Girls Can’t WHAT? characters for the shop. But that hasn’t stopped…

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Teen author seeks to promote strong female heroes in fiction

About a year ago, I was watching the movie Jack Reacher, eating some buttered popcorn, admiring Tom Cruise’s fake-fighting skills … and then something clicked – where were the female thriller heroes? I’d just finished reading The Bourne Identity around the same time. While I love thriller novels, overall the genre has a lack of…

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