Tag: female empowerment

LOOKING AT ‘THE LEGEND OF KORRA’ AND ITS MARK ON POP CULTURE

Despite how you feel about 'The Legend of Korra', you can't ignore how it shifted the culture and ultimately how we tell stories. Let's look at this impact and it's importance.

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How Netflix’s ‘She-Ra’ Impacted LGBTQ Narratives On TV

...we'll be looking at the brilliance that is She-Ra and the Princess of Power, its impact on diversity, intersectionality and LGBTQ storytelling, and lastly, why we need it more than ever right now.

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A Super Exhibit Shining A Light On The Great Female Cartoonists

If you ask the average person who's Stan Lee or Jack Kirby, chances are they'd know who those legendary men are. However, if you then ask 'who's your favorite female cartoonist?' chances are they couldn't come up with an answer, at least without a little research. One online exhibit is hoping to change that.

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5 Inspiring Female Memoirs to Celebrate Women’s History Month

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, here are five inspiring memoirs from some of the most powerful and compelling women of our era.

 

 

1. Small Fry by Lisa brennan-jobs

Everyone knows tech-mogul, Steve Jobs. However in Small Fry, his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs details the complicated relationship she had with her father throughout her youth and early adulthood. Lisa talks about how growing up with the emerging Silicon Valley shaped her life and how her difficult relationship with her father influenced the person she is today.

 

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2. The Girl Who Smiled Beads by clemantine wamariya

Clemantine Wamariya is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Not knowing if her parents were alive or not, Clemantine and her sister spent years migrating through Africa before eventually being granted refuge in the United States. Taken in by a family in Chicago, she attended school for the first time and went on to graduate from Yale University. The Girl Who Smiled Beads follows Clemantine’s struggle as she enters into a life of privilege after running from a life of hardship.

 

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3. Becoming by michelle obama

In Becoming, Michelle Obama gives a candid reflection of her journey to the White House. She talks about her life as a young girl in Chicago to becoming an accomplished lawyer and mother to becoming First Lady of the United States. One of the most compelling women of our time, Michelle Obama invites us into her world in this memoir.

 

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4. Educated by tara westover

Growing up in an extreme survivalist family, Tara Westover first set foot in a classroom at the age of seventeen. Dealing with a mentally ill father convinced the world was coming to an end and an abusive older brother, Westover had to overcome all odds to simply receive an education. Educated is the story of a girl with a will to have a better life for herself and the struggle she overcame to achieve that.

 

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5. The last black unicorn by tiffany haddish

A true success story, Tiffany Haddish tells the story of her difficult childhood, rotating through foster homes, attending a primarily white high school, and dealing with sexual abuse. Haddish soon found a love for comedy and details the challenges she faced as she made her way to the top of Hollywood. The Last Black Unicorn, though a painful story, is a hilarious collection of Haddish’s essays and will make you laugh along the way. 

 

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Empowering Female Biographies For Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! This month, we take the time to celebrate all the fierce women of history and recognize their outstanding lives of achievement and legacy. To start off this month, here are five must-read biographies of women that have certainly shaped history.

I AM MALALA– MALALA YOUSAFZAI

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You have most likely heard of this inspiring young woman. In October of 2012 when Malala’s story garnered worldwide attention, watchers from all parts of the globe avidly tuned in as this courageous young woman fought for the rights of girls everywhere. Courage radiates off the pages of this autobiography and you will surely admire Malala’s journey.

 

Zelda– nancy Milford

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Her husband is one of the most famous authors in literary history. Young Zelda Sayre’s life is chronicled from her childhood through her adult life, as she became Zelda Fitzgerald, and in turn, a prominent figure in the literary world beyond. Milford eloquently tells of the struggles and trying times behind the glamour of the roaring twenties and the shining legacy of The Great Gatsby.

 

Madame curie: a biography– eve curie

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This biography written by Madame Curie’s own daughter brings a personal touch to the story of one of the greatest female scientists of all time.

The collective autobiographies of Maya Angelou– Maya Angelou

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This collection of memoirs will let you into the intimate details of Maya Angelou’s life and mind. This book chronicles the many milestones in her life, from her childhood to her adulthood.

The immortal life of henrietta lacks– rebecca skloot

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Rebecca Skloot writes the unbelievable story of Henrietta Lacks, the woman who contributed revolutionary cells to science without knowing it. Skloot takes dives deep into the Lacks family, science, and the circumstances surrounding the revolutionary HeLa cells. Much is revealed about this strong woman’s life in this utterly fascinating account.

 

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