Girl on a Mission

Rwanda’s First All-Female University Is Training Up The Next Generation Of Women Leaders

Rwanda’s First All-Female University Is Training Up The Next Generation Of Women Leaders

Rwanda is a country of startling opposites. On one hand, it is the global leader in terms of percentage of women in government – 64%. On the other, the idea […]

December 5, 2017 ×
Harvard Doctor Launches #QuoteHer Campaign To Amplify Female Physicians In Healthcare Journalism

Harvard Doctor Launches #QuoteHer Campaign To Amplify Female Physicians In Healthcare Journalism

Never underestimate the power of a social media campaign. From the recent #MeToo conversations about sexual assault to the #sayhername movement to elevate the names and lives of black women […]

November 30, 2017 ×
Canadian Indigenous-Black DJ Empowering Marginalized Youth To Feel Represented In Media

Canadian Indigenous-Black DJ Empowering Marginalized Youth To Feel Represented In Media

The power of representation can never be underestimated. For many of us who grew looking at mainstream media and feeling like we didn’t belong due to the limited representations on […]

November 28, 2017 ×
Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is one of the most heinous acts of violence perpetrated toward young girls. It is the procedure of surgically altering part of the vagina, and […]

November 28, 2017 ×
Fmr Silicon Valley Venture Partner Launches Educational Startup To Eliminate Shame Around Sex

Fmr Silicon Valley Venture Partner Launches Educational Startup To Eliminate Shame Around Sex

When we think of the cultural landscape around sex in the US today, we see increasing amounts of polarization. Whether it is an unhealthy pornification on one end of the […]

November 22, 2017 ×
Get Familiar With “Periodical Diary” – The Digital Platform Designed To End Period Shaming

Get Familiar With “Periodical Diary” – The Digital Platform Designed To End Period Shaming

It’s 2017, people. And yet, period shaming and menstrual stigma is still a thing. But before you think, “oh that’s just an issue that affects people in countries like Nepal […]

November 9, 2017 ×
11 Year-Old Colorado Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device Inspired By Flint Water Crisis

11 Year-Old Colorado Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device Inspired By Flint Water Crisis

The future looks incredibly bright and hopeful if it is going to be run by young women like Gitanjali Rao. This 11 year-old genius has won the Discovery Education 3M […]

November 2, 2017 ×
Pro Motorcycle Racer Shelina Moreda Joins Covergirl’s ‘I Am What I Makeup’ Campaign

Pro Motorcycle Racer Shelina Moreda Joins Covergirl’s ‘I Am What I Makeup’ Campaign

The latest Covergirl lineup, features the kind of diverse and interesting women we wish beauty brands were promoting decades ago. Sure it’s still not 100% representative of every person in […]

October 31, 2017 ×
Australian-Based Saudi Artist Challenging Sexist Guardianship Laws Through Her Work

Australian-Based Saudi Artist Challenging Sexist Guardianship Laws Through Her Work

It was hard not to miss the numerous news headlines touting the announcement out of Saudi Arabia recently, stating that women will finally be able to drive legally. This has […]

October 27, 2017 ×
This Feminist Skateboarding Collective Wants To Disrupt The White, Male-Dominated Sport

This Feminist Skateboarding Collective Wants To Disrupt The White, Male-Dominated Sport

We love women who disrupt norms in the name of feminism. That is exactly what this group of badass skaters are doing for skateboarding culture. Collectively they are known as […]

October 12, 2017 ×
Woman Embarking On A 2000 Mile Trek Across India To Protest Against Rape & Misogyny

Woman Embarking On A 2000 Mile Trek Across India To Protest Against Rape & Misogyny

If there was ever a good reason to abolish the saying “don’t quit your day job”, Srishti Bakshi would be the embodiment of it. This badass woman is a former […]

October 5, 2017 ×
Sheilah reigns over her classroom at Valerian Nursery and Primary in Uganda. She is a member of Rhythmic Voices near the Kabalagala district of Kampala where sex workers ply their trade. By demanding universal education, the girls are disrupting the dynastic pattern of girls' following their mothers into prostitution.

Photojournalist Paola Gianturco Releases New Book ‘Wonder Girls: Changing Our World’

October 11 marks International Day of the Girl Child, a day where issues relating to girls, especially in countries where issues such as trafficking, child marriage, inequality, poverty and lack […]

September 28, 2017 ×
12 Female Veterans Pose For Pin-Up Calendar To Raise Money For Hospitalized Military Heroes

12 Female Veterans Pose For Pin-Up Calendar To Raise Money For Hospitalized Military Heroes

There has been plenty of discussion over Donald Trump’s contributions to various veterans organizations and causes, and whether he actually cares about them for realz. For us, we couldn’t give […]

September 18, 2017 ×
Meet The Youtuber Empowering Girls With Basic Mechanic Skills To Fix Their Own Car

Meet The Youtuber Empowering Girls With Basic Mechanic Skills To Fix Their Own Car

Meet Jessica Chou – the Los Angeles-based Youtuber who is empowering girls while also disrupting a male-dominated industry. Her channel is called Jessicann (And You Can Too!) and is filled […]

August 31, 2017 ×
Teen Girls From Kenya Aiming To End Female Genital Mutilation With An App Called iCut

Teen Girls From Kenya Aiming To End Female Genital Mutilation With An App Called iCut

Behold the next generation of social activists who are taking on one of the world’s most barbaric practices toward women. The teen girls pictured are from Kisumu, Kenya, and are […]

August 25, 2017 ×