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29
Mar
2014

Rosie Inspires Feminist Teen

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Rosie the RiveterSometimes I despair that young women fail to realize how far women have come and at what cost.

So when my friend Mary Heston sent me a link to a video produced by her teenaged daughter Cecilia for a World War II school project, I said Yipppeee!

It's important to support girls and young women as they find their voices and make them heard so they will continue to do so as adults.

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29
Mar
2014

We All Make Herstory in Our Own Way

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SQ 204I have spent a lifetime not fitting in (more on that: Here's To Being A Crazy One. A Misfit. A Rebel. And A Square Peg In A Round Hole.)

I live in a space many would not dare to go. And I am much less "out there" than others.

I look around me I see women rebels and adventurers, changemakers and hellraisers.

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06
Mar
2014

7 Rules for Happiness Japanese Style

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This morning I'm contemplating the need for rest and rejuvination in the midst of life's adventures. My meditation brought to mind my friend Fukiko, a brave and courageous breast cancer survivor. So I thought now might be a good time to once again share this beautiful video I made with her when I stayed in her peaceful home near Kyoto almost four years ago. The simplicity in which she lives and hosts others is so inspirational.... 

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14
Feb
2014

I Am One in a Billion

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SQ 204Are you one in a billion?

I am. So are girls like Malala Yousafzai, and women worldwide just like you.

But you don't have to be shot at to to be brave. But you do have to make your voice heard. Watch the video. Share the link.

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05
Aug
2013

7 Powerful Secrets For Parenting Girls

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janet_rose.pngDr. Janet Rose Wojtalik has seven powerful “secrets” to share about parenting girls.

They will help today’s parents the create the strong, independent, amazing women of the future.

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17
Jul
2013

Four Amazing Women In Islam Made History

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muslim_woman.jpg Susan notes: I asked Twitter friends to recommend women in Islam to honour during the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Eids that follow. Below are four they suggested.

I would love to have the profiles of more contemporary Muslim heroines to post on the site....

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01
Jul
2013

71 Reasons To Love Being Canadian Please

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happy_canada_day.pngJuly 1st is my country’s birthday. Over the past 20 years, I’ve become a citizen of the world. Nevertheless, I love Canada, and I missed it during my 18 years as an expatriate.

(Needless to say I didn't miss using tax software and paying Canadian taxes from which being an expat freed me!)

Now that I'm back, I rejoice at the natural beauty of Canad's landscapes and people – they comprise a mosaic of breathtaking diversity that makes my heart sing.

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