Breaking Stereotypes

Francesca Kapunan

Marketing and Communications, Girl Power Talk Francesca hails from Manila, and she loves to write about the things that keep her up at night. If she isn’t getting sunburned at the beach or wasting her money on iced coffee, she’s probably watching F1.

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Small Town Girls Upskilling at Girl Power Talk

Small Town Girls Upskilling at Girl Power Talk: A Case Study

Opening a Window to a Better World The Changing Face of India Women Uprising Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow, explore their interests, and become the person they want to be. Everyone deserves to have access to education and skill development in order to be independent. Perhaps no organization in India is more dedicated towards …

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How to Deal With Sexism and Smash the Patriarchy at Home

Patriarchal Prejudice 4 Ways to Deal With Sexism At Home The Patriarchy Hurts Everyone Patriarchal Prejudice  Casual dinner conversations in my family have been known to take unexpected turns. In one such conversation, I commented on how I would never stay with a man who hit me, even if it happens only once. “Even if …

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Paving the Path for Women in Finance | The Journey of Monique Frederick

Growing Up in Finance The Beginning of Financial Advocacy Being a Leader Work-Life Balance in Performing Arts Message to the Youth “Don’t let society put you in a box and dictate what you do with your life.” Growing up, I never considered gender as a barrier to a career in finance. My father, who was …

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Things Teenagers Are Tired of Hearing Once They Turn 18

Things Teenagers Are Tired of Hearing Once They Turn 18

You Are an Adult Now, Pull Your Life Together You Are Just Beginning to Understand How the World Works, Shut Up! The Infamous Line: “When I Was Your Age, I Did Blah, Blah, Blah” Eighteen Is a Scary Number When you turn eighteen, which is the legal age for most countries, you would assume that …

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How Contemporary Young Women Are Defying Societal Age-Normative Timelines

Age-Normative Pressures Surrounding Women Redefining Adulthood Milestones A New Approach to Having It All From the time they were little girls, society has been reminding women that time moves differently for them, and that they should make hay while the sun shines because, apparently, they depreciate with age. Growing up, girls are constantly reminded of …

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The Power of the Pen | The Story of Akanksha Agarwal

The Pandemic's Effect on Her Writing Her Inspiration Her Journey in Three Words The Mantra She Lives By The Journey Led Her to Inspire Others Message to Other Women How would you describe your experience with the Covid-19 pandemic? How has that changed you as a writer? When I caught the infection, I stopped having …

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It’s Manly to Be a Feminist

What Being a Feminist Actually Means Feminism Is Not Just Women’s Work Gender Equality Improves Men’s Lives, Too How Men Can Make a Difference as Feminists The word feminist can send many men into a cold sweat. Often, feminism is maligned in the media as radical, angry women making noise or claiming they don’t need …

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5 Times Bollywood Taught Us Lessons No Self-Help Book Could

Jo Kuch Insaan Real Mein Chahta Hai, Actual Mein, Usse Wahi Milta Hai. Losing Friends As You Grow Older Is a Sign of Growing Up. I Don’t Believe in Destiny, I Believe in Me. Life Mein Jitna Bhi Try Karo, Kuch Na Kuch Toh Chhutega Hi. Jo Jahan Hain, Vahin Ka Mazza Lete Hain. When …

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