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How The Heroin Epidemic Is Killing Women And Why Solutions Must Involve Rehab, Not Prison

How The Heroin Epidemic Is Killing Women And Why Solutions Must Involve Rehab, Not Prison

By Liz Greene In one way or another, almost everyone in America has been touched by the ongoing heroin epidemic. According to the CDC, fatal heroin overdoses have more than […]

April 13, 2017 ×
How My Disappointing College Experience Helped Me Understand Valuable Lessons About Failure

How My Disappointing College Experience Helped Me Understand Valuable Lessons About Failure

By Jessica Freeman I had never really understood the word “resilient”, used to describe a person who has gone through trauma and come out stronger for it, until long after […]

April 12, 2017 ×
Media Messages About Fat Bodies Do More Damage Than Good When It Comes To Health & Body Image

Media Messages About Fat Bodies Do More Damage Than Good When It Comes To Health & Body Image

By Liz Greene I remember with startling clarity the first time I realized I was fat. The summer camp I attended was big on encouraging kids to forge a lifelong […]

April 11, 2017 ×
Push Ups And Prom Dresses: A Fitness Coach Shares Important Body Image Perspective For Girls

Push Ups And Prom Dresses: A Fitness Coach Shares Important Body Image Perspective For Girls

By Kit Emcee I run an after-school weight lifting program. Each May, my gym fills up with teenage girls frantically running on treadmills. They want to lose weight before prom. […]

April 10, 2017 ×
Inside Edopia: How A Progressive School Structure Fosters Education In Young Women

Inside Edopia: How A Progressive School Structure Fosters Education In Young Women

This is the third edition of the Inside Edopia series, focusing on an alternative learning school located in Islamabad, Pakistan. This edition is exclusive to GirlTalkHQ. The first and second […]

March 31, 2017 ×
How I Learned I Don’t Have To Only Cast Straight, White Cis-Gendered Men As My Web Series Love Interest

How I Learned I Don’t Have To Only Cast Straight, White Cis-Gendered Men As My Web Series Love Interest

By Alex Spieth My journey to changing “the internet world as we know it” all started with pretty un-woke conversation when I was trying to cast a role in the […]

March 30, 2017 ×
Fitness Media Needs To Stop Excluding Diverse Bodies. Health Isn’t A One-Size-Fits-All Industry

Fitness Media Needs To Stop Excluding Diverse Bodies. Health Isn’t A One-Size-Fits-All Industry

By Louise Green About 15 years ago, on a rainy night, I stood on the corner outside my local running club. I leaned against the cold concrete wall, watching the […]

March 27, 2017 ×
I Started A Gratitude Movement To Change How The World And The Media Values Women

I Started A Gratitude Movement To Change How The World And The Media Values Women

By Dr. Kelly Page, PhD “What you do today as a woman is because of the generation of women who came before you. It also impacts the generation of women […]

March 23, 2017 ×
Inside Edopia: Teachers Become The First Step In Evolving Education In This Pakistani School

Inside Edopia: Teachers Become The First Step In Evolving Education In This Pakistani School

By Walter Yeates (This is the second edition of the Inside Edopia series, focusing on an alternative learning school located in Islamabad, Pakistan. Read the first piece here.) Recent debates […]

March 17, 2017 ×
Author Janet Fogg’s New Novel Series Is An Ode To All The Women Who’ve Ever Been Told They Are “Unladylike”

Author Janet Fogg’s New Novel Series Is An Ode To All The Women Who’ve Ever Been Told They Are “Unladylike”

By Janet Fogg When I grew up, our home was the gathering place for most of the neighborhood children. I remember chasing through backyards, playing hide ‘n’ seek, bicycling down […]

March 16, 2017 ×
This Progressive Pakistani School Uses Alternative Teaching Methods To Prepare Students For Success

This Progressive Pakistani School Uses Alternative Teaching Methods To Prepare Students For Success

By Walter Yeates With mounting concerns about the future of public education after Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as Secretary of Education along with lackluster testing results compared to countries around the […]

March 10, 2017 ×
A Letter To My Future Daughter: I Will Teach You How To Be A Strong Woman

A Letter To My Future Daughter: I Will Teach You How To Be A Strong Woman

By Kate Thora Dear Future Daughter, In the many years before you were born, women have accomplished so much. Once unable to vote, disallowed from choosing the individuals they were […]

March 9, 2017 ×
UN Women Exec. Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka On Making The Workforce More Gender Equal By 2030

UN Women Exec. Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka On Making The Workforce More Gender Equal By 2030

A Message from UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women’s Day, 8 March 201. Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household […]

March 8, 2017 ×
Ideas Worth Spreading: 6 Inspiring And Powerful TED Talks Every Woman Must Watch

Ideas Worth Spreading: 6 Inspiring And Powerful TED Talks Every Woman Must Watch

By Joan Herbert TED talks have now been around for 30 years, and although most of us weren’t aware of them for that time, they are becoming increasingly popular now. […]

March 8, 2017 ×
Five Valuable Pieces Of Advice To Protect Women’s Rights In The Workplace

Five Valuable Pieces Of Advice To Protect Women’s Rights In The Workplace

By Stacey Marone It’s the 21st century, and you might notice how women have evolved from damsels in distress into confident, driven, and goal-oriented individuals. You see them successfully balancing […]

March 8, 2017 ×