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The post Facebook didn’t want you to see

Benjamin Cooper

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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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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Un-freaking-believable…

back pack

This was my status update on my Facebook page yesterday. It was a personal story and it got such a huge response from friends and family that I thought I would expand on it here. My Status Un-freaking-believable. I was out walking Lola and I saw a black case at the edge of the road.…

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How to start a girls mentoring program

girls mentoring program

As the founder of Girls Can’t WHAT?, I am frequently asked about the best way to start a girls mentoring program. First, I’d like to say that there can never be too many organizations that support girls. The need for positive role models and guidance is big enough for everyone to get involved. Here are…

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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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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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What we achieved in 2013, with your help!

Girls Can't WHAT? Superhero

This past year has been a whirlwind of changes for the Girls Can’t WHAT? company. And while 2013 has had it’s ups and downs, I would consider it to be successful in many ways. We accomplished some amazing things and by “we” I am including you. Your support for Girls Can’t WHAT? has helped me in so…

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Can I share your photo?

#girlscantwhat

One of the most popular things at Girls Can’t WHAT? is the fan photos. I love showing off what girls CAN do! Forget the celebrities and lame photos that have been floating around your feed for the last few weeks. Frankly, they are boring me. And if I’m bored, then you probably are, too. I…

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She had no electricity…

Change the world

If you’re reading this right now, you have electricity. Being “powered on” is something we often take for granted. I know I feel lost when the power goes out. What to do? No Internet. No air-conditioning. No hot meals…. ugh! But what if your reality meant you didn’t have electricity at all? What would you…

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Being a girl in this field is very intimidating

Girls Can't WHAT? Mechanic

With all the inspirational stories we post here and on the Girls Can’t WHAT? Facebook page, it’s easy to forget that there are women out there who are still struggling. This email from reader, Leah, is a great reminder that while it is great to break through gender barriers in male-dominated fields, it is often…

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