Inspiration

My Cycling Story

The Beginning Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to travel. I wanted to travel and see amazing sites that I could gain experience from and have fun doing. I put the two together, that I loved to travel and I loved to ride my bike. I would travel with my bike around…

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Fast track your dreams in 2015

astronaut girl

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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This might be the craziest thing I’ve ever done…

craziest thing

Last month I almost quit. Since I started Girls Can’t WHAT? 2005, there have been a lot of sites pop up that have pretty much been copycats of what I’ve done. It’s flattering and all but I feel like all we’ve done is collectively saturate the market with cute stories, feminist news and lots of…

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Dear LEGO, This is how girls play…

Dear LEGO, this is how girls play

As a long-time LEGO fan, I have read with great interest the backlash against the toy company for “gendering” and “pinkifying” my favorite toy. What I am failing to see in all of this ruckus is how do real-life girls actually play with LEGO bricks? Why are we just sitting around complaining about this subject…

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What makes people like you?

Facebook like button

We all want people to like us. That is truly the bottom line. We want to be liked and feel accepted. So I went in search of what makes someone a “likable” person. Is there a specific factor? Are their certain traits one must exhibit? Are you just born with it? Does the “it” factor…

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We have a photo contest winner!

lindsay photo contest winner

Congratulations to Lindsay for getting the most votes on her photo through our Facebook photo contest! She wrote: “I’m Lindsay! I’m 22, I am a 1st Yr Electrician, and I love it ! I am being featured through British Columbia Institute of Technology (my school) and the Industry Training Authority as the top Academic female…

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Should Girls Play Football?

Should Girls Play Football?

Every week I get emails from young girls who love football. Not just watching football, but actually playing the game. And not just going in as the token field goal kicker. They want to play full on tackle football. But football is one of those touchy areas where men still dominate and girls are thought…

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Women’s Ski Jumping: Because girls can fly, too!

Womens Ski Jumping Valentine

This year marks the first time women can compete in the ski jumping event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. After a long fight, women skiers will finally be able to show off their skills on the slopes alongside the men. I am incredibly excited to see this event. If you’re not familiar with women’s ski…

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What happens when Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is told she can’t…

Leah

Leah Sykes is on a mission. This 16 year old junior homeschooler from Jacksonville, Florida recently competed for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and calls her platform “Seeing Beyond Disabilities”. Her mission is working to give those with mental and physical disabilities the same opportunities as those without disabilities. One of Leah’s main goals is…

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