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Life’s Plot Twists and New Beginnings: Reggie Sison

Future Goals as a Writer Career Defining Moments How To Handle Criticism and Take Care of Mental Health Ways To Handle Rejections Messages for the Youth What Role Has Writing Played in Your Growth Personally and Professionally? What Are Your Future Goals as a Writer? Writing is something that I see myself doing for the rest of my life. I believe we've all been asked, "What would you do if you didn't have to work?  And, even before I became …

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Pop Culture Moments That Served Women Are Invincible

Taylor Swift Reclaiming Her Life’s Work Because It’s Cheaper Shonda Rhimes. That’s It. Fearless Inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary Female Rappers Breaking Through the Male Swag Most Mindful Make-Up Line From sexist remarks to the inadequacy of women of color representations, it is without a doubt that women continue to struggle to find their place in the media industry. But every so often, we serve boiling tea and the headlines are clear: we’re revolutionizing the system for a more gender-inclusive and …

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Breaking Down Barriers for Women in the Workplace: Five Ways To Start

Women in the Corporate World Five Gender Diversity Building Steps for Companies Positive Signs From Companies With Increased Women Leadership Nearly a quarter of the way into the 21st century, female equality and employment opportunities are still hot button issues. Despite progress made in the 19th and 20th centuries, many women are still presented with challenges due to stereotypes and cultural beliefs that should have been gone by now. It’s true that concerns about gender equality and equal pay are …

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Insecurities Are Your Best Beauty Mark

"Beauty" 101 Failure to Launch Heartaches & Heartbreaks Red Flag Environment Remember that girl from white chicks who is so insecure about her body even though she looks like someone who has 10% of body fat? As I was watching that scene back at home while eating popcorn, I had to look at my own belly. If that is fat for her, then what am I? Picture Credit : White Chicks (2004) Film Insecurities—ergo a low self-esteem—affect beliefs, values, relationships, …

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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 providing such opportunities than Girl Power Talk. It is a purpose driven organization that believes in the power of social impact and aims to change …

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Eclectic Pathways: Urmi Chanda’s Journey from Journalism to Peacebuilding

Urmi's Journey in Journalism Becoming a Culturalist Finding a Balance Message of Peace Kindly Share a Little About Yourself and Your Passions. I’m primarily a writer-researcher and have been straddling the worlds of journalism and academics for over a decade. As a culture writer, I have been deeply committed to the arts and literature, and keep finding a way to engage with them. However, as a lifelong learner and seeker, I keep myself open to different kinds of work and …

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How South Asian Nation Created a Platform for Empowering Brown Women | Divya Soneji

Building South Asian Nation The Importance of Diversity and Empowerment Message to Youth What was your vision for the south Asian nation and how has it changed? My vision for the South Asian Nation was to bridge the gap between diaspora and the homeland, places where our roots and ancestors are from. Before launching the South Asian Nation, I noticed that the diaspora was connected to their roots but no one discussed the problems like casteism, religious issues, rights of …

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Shattering Unrealistic Beauty Standards: Shuchi & Sachreet

Envisioning an Equitable World Beginning of a Close Friendship Launching Power to Her Walking Toward the Path Ahead “You only get to live life once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” We were both born in India and felt the effect of patriarchal issues from an early age. It's very hard to change people’s mindsets when they are the product of systems that are thousands of years old. Seeing injustices at an early age is what initially …

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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 the fact they mature sooner than their male counterparts. Although this is true with regards to brain development, our youth-obsessed society makes women feel as …

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