Girls Speak

Sharing news for and about women and girls around the world. Pushing for an empowered and vocal generation of feminists.

Girls Speak has moved!

I have moved from a tumblr to a website, and also changed my twitter handle. They are now:

GirlsSpeak.org
@GrlsSpeak

I’ll leave this up for the sake of posterity/unbroken links, but all new content will be posted on the new website. Thanks to my followers for being so great, please continue to read and share as I move to Wordpress!

17 Reasons I Love Malala Yousafzi

Yesterday, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, turned 17. Tomorrow is Malala Day, a day of activism pushing for increased access to education for children around the world, especially girls. Malala is one of the most influential teenagers in the world. Here’s what, in my humble opinion, makes her so fantastic:

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Amelia Earhart Just Became the First Woman to Circumnavigate the World by Plane (This Is Not A Joke)

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Amelia Rose Earhart and Shane Jordan land in Oakland, California July 11. (Jane Tyska, Oakland Tribune-Bay Area News Group/AP)

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3 Months Later, Nigerian Girls Still Missing

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Protesters in Nigeria attempt to raise awareness of the abducted school girls. (turner.com)

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90-Year-Old Woman Reunited With Family After 50 Years

Celestine Gandy Thompson, surrounded by family, wipes a tear from her eye.

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Sex Trafficking Exists Where You Live

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Whitney Wolfe’s ‘Tinderfession’: Women in Tech are Still Discriminated Against

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Woman’s STD Diagnosis Leaked by Hospital, Posted to Facebook

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with an STD, you know how traumatic that can be. Imagine if your name and records were revealed by a hospital employee and posted on a Facebook page, entitled “Team No Hoes.” This happened to a Cincinnati woman earlier this month.

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"That Backpacker" on How Your Crazy Dream of World Travel Can Come True

While most people make money so they can save to travel the world, Audrey Bergner travels the world to make money. She travels full time as a blogger, photographer, YouTuber, and freelance travel writer. How was she able to achieve the lifestyle that so many bitten with wanderlust dream of? 

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Why do, like, teen girls say ‘like’ so, like, much?

Everyone has that one friend who punctuates every sentence with that one phrase, be it “you know,” “okay,” or “totally.” “Like,” one of the most common American filler words, is another symptom of our apology epidemic (What, did we all become Canadian or something? At least we haven’t adopted ‘eh’ yet) Why do us young folk, girls especially, adopt the filler word that makes us sound so, like, dumb? 

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Paralyzed Woman Will Fulfill One of Her Dreams: Motherhood

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The Country Hosting the World Cup is Leaving Female Players on the Sidelines

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An All-Male Panel of Judges Excommunicated a Mormon Woman?

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How One Girl Defied Mexican-American Stereotypes and Made it to the Ivy League

Gabriella Herrera grew up in a rural town in California. Her mother always emphasized the importance of education, work ethic, and leadership, but that wasn’t always reflected in her community. She came from a high school with lots of Latinos and African Americans, and not many went to ‘good’ colleges, she said. “Because of that, I was more motivated to do well and defy the stereotype or just be an alternate…image of what it means to be Latina, and show that you can succeed no matter what background you can come from.”

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What Mindy Kaling Taught Me

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