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Monster Truck Champ Nicole Johnson Is The Reason We Now Give A Damn About The Sport

Monster Truck Champ Nicole Johnson Is The Reason We Now Give A Damn About The Sport

Just when we never ever thought we’d be writing an article about Monster Trucks on GirlTalkHQ, we discover Nicole Johnson, and yep, just like that, we all of a sudden give a damn! But seriously, we do, because anytime a woman is infiltrating a previously (or currently) male-dominated arena it is […]

May 26, 2015 ×
Feminist Author & Journalist Mona Eltahawy Says The Middle East Needs A Sexual Revolution

Feminist Author & Journalist Mona Eltahawy Says The Middle East Needs A Sexual Revolution

She is a somewhat polarizing figure, but author, journalist, and outspoken Muslim feminist Mona Eltahawy is responsible for sparking some very important conversations about the representation of women in Arab culture, and how the West perceives them. Mona was born in Egypt, moved to the UK with her parents (both […]

May 25, 2015 ×
Uganda’s 1st Women-Only Gym Offers A Safe Space For Women Away From Harassment

Uganda’s 1st Women-Only Gym Offers A Safe Space For Women Away From Harassment

Female-only gyms are quite common in some parts of the world. They are often created as a place for women to work on their health and fitness away from judgmental and sometimes pervy characters that seem to be common in many gyms. The reason they are created is often out […]

May 25, 2015 ×
How Does Panache’s ‘Modeled By Role Models’ Campaign Fare Against All The Others?

How Does Panache’s ‘Modeled By Role Models’ Campaign Fare Against All The Others?

At this point you’re probably fed up of some big brand trying to force feed you a message about body image an empowerment, right? It seems society is a little fatigued of its “femvertizing” fever, largely thanks to one or two brands which have steered the positive messages way off […]

May 25, 2015 ×
The Day I Decided Not To Let Acne Control My Life Any Longer

The Day I Decided Not To Let Acne Control My Life Any Longer

By Cassie M Brewer This is what I know for sure: life is too short, and you are too awesome, beautiful, and interesting to make yourself miserable over something you can’t control like acne or uneven skin tone. Real talk: there is life during and after acne. I promise. Here […]

May 24, 2015 ×
Mom/Hero Launches Prom For Kids With Autism & Special Needs In Her Community

Mom/Hero Launches Prom For Kids With Autism & Special Needs In Her Community

Looking for a positive news story to brighten your day? As always, we’ve got your back! Joy Cameron is a mom and Shero from Boise, Idaho who is transforming the lives of special needs kids in her community. Two years ago, she wanted her son, who has autism, to have […]

May 22, 2015 ×
Why Ava Duvernay’s AFFRM & Lifetime’s Broad Focus Initiatives Are Vital For Film & TV

Why Ava Duvernay’s AFFRM & Lifetime’s Broad Focus Initiatives Are Vital For Film & TV

When you look at any study or statistic showing the amount of females and minorities (or lack thereof) behind the scenes in the film and TV industries, it’s easy to lose hope and feel like equality is a loooong way off. In a sense, yes it is, especially when the […]

May 22, 2015 ×
Charlize Theron: Wage Gap Fighter, Mad Max Badass & Hollywood Feminist Extraordinaire

Charlize Theron: Wage Gap Fighter, Mad Max Badass & Hollywood Feminist Extraordinaire

No ‘Black Widow’ movie on the horizon? No worries! This year’s badass feminist extravaganza on screen can be found in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and before you roll your eyes and think it is a poor substitute for the female-driven comic book origin blockbuster movie that is well overdue, keep […]

May 22, 2015 ×
Amy Schumer For President! How The Comedian Is Changing The Game For Women

Amy Schumer For President! How The Comedian Is Changing The Game For Women

Remember that time someone wrote an article about the reasons why women aren’t funny? That no longer applies anywhere. Not only have female comedians been killing it with their own stand-up specials, TV series and movies that they write, produce and direct, but they have overwhelmingly proven that sexism is […]

May 21, 2015 ×
Cannes Wrap Up: Salma Hayek Says Hollywood Needs To Understand The Economic Power Of Women

Cannes Wrap Up: Salma Hayek Says Hollywood Needs To Understand The Economic Power Of Women

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has come at a time when the film industry (most notably Hollywood) has been under the spotlight quite a bit lately because of a tipping point we seem to have arrived at. The past few years there has been an even more intense scrutiny of […]

May 21, 2015 ×
Lush Cosmetics Found A Genius Way To Make Great Product While Empowering Maasai Women

Lush Cosmetics Found A Genius Way To Make Great Product While Empowering Maasai Women

We’re already a fan of Lush Cosmetics who have no problem staging controversial protests to raise awareness about the harmful effects of animal testing. They are a brand which is environmentally conscious, creates organic products which don’t contain harmful toxins, and now they can also add “female economic empowerment” to […]

May 21, 2015 ×
Zoe Kravitz Talks Openly About Her Battle With Eating Disorders & Her Recovery

Zoe Kravitz Talks Openly About Her Battle With Eating Disorders & Her Recovery

Eating disorders are increasingly common amongst young people. In America alone 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder. It is a group of diseases that does not discriminate by race, gender, socio-economic background etc. But there are certain factors which exacerbate and cause it. Education […]

May 20, 2015 ×
‘Frame Her Right’ Campaign Wants Bollywood To Address Domestic Violence Better

‘Frame Her Right’ Campaign Wants Bollywood To Address Domestic Violence Better

According to the Indian National Crime Records Bureau, roughly once every 5 minutes an incident of domestic violence is reported across the country. In 2013 over 118,000 cases of domestic violence were reported which was also the highest rate of all gendered violence toward women. Since 2003 the number of […]

May 20, 2015 ×
African Erin Brokovich, Single Mom Phyllis Omido, Is Our Badass Shero Of The Day

African Erin Brokovich, Single Mom Phyllis Omido, Is Our Badass Shero Of The Day

We are all familiar with Julia Robert’s portrayal of real life activist and hero Erin Brokovich. In 1993, the single mother fought a huge legal battle against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California, despite having NO formal legal training or background, and won a landmark case which proved […]

May 20, 2015 ×
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany On Feminism & Busting Female Stereotypes

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany On Feminism & Busting Female Stereotypes

TV is a very exciting medium these days as there seem to be far more varied roles featuring women expanding the previous stereotypes that have dominated for so long. ‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Odyssey’, the list goes on and on. One show that has steadily been […]

May 19, 2015 ×