How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those girls being overlooked or misdiagnosed well into adulthood, and leading most of their life without the supports that could have made their lives much easier. It gets even more complicated when autistic girls are also racial minorities, and/or from low-income households....more
I shared this with two friends who have autistic daughters. BTW, I loved how the autistic girls' ...more

One Small Girl Can Change the World

Through education, youth act to prevent violence against women

After taking part in the third of a series of training-of-trainers workshops, 45 youth leaders from the girl guiding movement prepare to lead prevention activities back home. ...more

You Are So Much More Than Pretty

ChristieShuMcElweePretty (according to Google):      1. attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful or handsome     2. an attractive thing, typically a pleasing but unnecessary accessory ...more

To My Daughter

To my daughter, you are a Princess and you will evolve into a Queen. Be yourself. "Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating you." The only person that can stop you from achieving your goals and dreams is you. Do not let other people tell you who you are. It is not about anybody else, you count. Hold yourself to higher standard. Put yourself first and stop chasing. Learn to communicate the right way, Learn how to leave if it is not working. Treat yourself to the help you deserve....more

Can Girls Do That?

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Happy Siblings Day 2015

They yell at you, scream at you, lie on you, fight you, tell on you, say they hate you, steal your clothes and make up, they ruin your amazing blouse and they shrink it while trying to wash it and put it back in the closet un - noticed. Then they cover for you, nurture you, support you, fight for you, defend you, protect you, lie for you, believe in you, cry with you, cry for you, speak up for you, hug you, and love you....more

Is Television Trying to Tell Us Marriage Sucks?

Marriage is terrible. As a restrictive, patriarchal construct, and as enacted in today's western cultures, marriage is the worst thing you can do to your own agency, to your children and to the person you love. Absolutely soul killing and damaging for all involved. At least that is the message about marriage many of this year's best television shows have been toying with, to great effect.  ...more
Totally agree. I mean, I don't think there is a single marriage on Grey's Anatomy that hasn't ...more

Coming of Age Books for Girls and Women

  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, ...more

What's it's REALLY Like to Have a Girl

First, my sister had a boy.  Then I had a boy.  Next, my sister had a second boy.  Then I had a... girl.I was used to boys.  I love boys.  They are awesome.  I thought it would be fun to have a daughter; I thought it would be fun to have a second boy.  Either sounded good to me.We waited until delivery to find out if our baby was a boy or girl, but I was pretty sure for most of my pregnancy she was a girl.  Lo and behold, my husband got to announce "It's a girl!" on September 12th, 2012. ...more