Girl on a Mission

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School Teachers By Day, Punk Rockers At Night, Encouraging Children To Raise Their Voices

Teachers have been in the news a lot lately, from marches in Oklahoma and North Carolina.¬†Our nation’s educators are demanding better pay and increased funding for resources. They are the […]

May 22, 2018 ×
‘Resist’ Docuseries Follows Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Protesting New LA County Jail

‘Resist’ Docuseries Follows Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Protesting New LA County Jail

You are already familiar with the social justice message of Black Lives Matter. The focus on social and racial justice makes BLM easily one of the most importance movements in […]

May 9, 2018 ×
Online Student Uses Community Activism & Education To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslims

Online Student Uses Community Activism & Education To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslims

If there is one particular demographic in America we are inspired by right now, it is students. It has been really exciting seeing the youth of today step into their […]

April 26, 2018 ×
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This Husband & Wife Team Go Into War Zones To Disrupt Cycles Of Conflict Using Education

We all love a good “how did you meet?” story to learn the interesting and romantic ways couples get together. For Cassandra and Edison Lee, theirs is a very unique […]

April 23, 2018 ×
Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

For many of us growing up in the developed world, riding a bike as a youngster was an activity we did for fun with our friends and family, and it […]

February 20, 2018 ×
Australian Teen Girl Breaks Exploring Record & Hits Back At Sexist Critics In The Best Way

Australian Teen Girl Breaks Exploring Record & Hits Back At Sexist Critics In The Best Way

There’s a saying that goes “revenge is a dish best served cold”, and in the case of 16 year-old record-breaking explorer Jade Hameister, that dish is a ham and cheese […]

February 19, 2018 ×
Brazilian Teen Rapper MC Soffia Writes Lyrics That Empower Young Black Girls & Tackle Racism

Brazilian Teen Rapper MC Soffia Writes Lyrics That Empower Young Black Girls & Tackle Racism

Remember the name MC Soffia, because this teen girl is making a name for herself in Brazil. Since the age of 6, Soffia Rocha has aspired to be a rapper […]

February 12, 2018 ×
New Coloring Book For Girls Created To Build Up Their Confidence, Imagination And Spirit

New Coloring Book For Girls Created To Build Up Their Confidence, Imagination And Spirit

While 2016 may have ended on a very sour note due to the result of the US Presidential election, that anger seemed to give way to a wave of female […]

February 9, 2018 ×
Badass Artist Julie Van Grol Releases Workbook For Girls Featuring 100+ Trailblazing Women

Badass Artist Julie Van Grol Releases Workbook For Girls Featuring 100+ Trailblazing Women

In 2016 we profiled a really cool art series created by illustrator Julie Van Grol, titled ‘100 Days of Badass Babes‘. Each day on Instagram over the course of a […]

February 7, 2018 ×
The Syrian Female Journalists Network Is Bringing More Women’s Voices Into News Coverage

The Syrian Female Journalists Network Is Bringing More Women’s Voices Into News Coverage

Over the past 6 years we have seen a lot of news coverage relating to the Syrian war which has resulted in more than 11 million Syrians being killed becoming […]

February 1, 2018 ×
Muslim And Jewish Women Formed A Soliarity Movement To Stand Against Religious Bigotry

Muslim And Jewish Women Formed A Soliarity Movement To Stand Against Religious Bigotry

If we only listened to the narratives from politics and news media, it’s normal to assume we would think people of different faith backgrounds cannot intermingle or even work together […]

January 29, 2018 ×
Indian Band SXonomics Using Spoken Word Poetry To Talk Feminism & Fight The Patriarchy

Indian Band SXonomics Using Spoken Word Poetry To Talk Feminism & Fight The Patriarchy

Using creative means to talk about feminism? Check! Dismantling patriarchal norms through poetry and music? Check! Teaching parents about the harms of gender norms via videos? Check! That’s not an […]

January 25, 2018 ×
Indian Feminist Authors Create Children’s Book Series To Challenge Harmful Gender Norms

Indian Feminist Authors Create Children’s Book Series To Challenge Harmful Gender Norms

A group of feminists in India are working to chip away at harmful cultural gender norms that do not have a place in the world in 2018. Collectively they are […]

January 16, 2018 ×
Women’s Empowerment At The Core Of This All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit In Zimbabwe

Women’s Empowerment At The Core Of This All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit In Zimbabwe

A new all-female anti-poaching unit launched in December 2017 was formed at the unique intersection of female empowerment and environmentalism. Akashinga, which means “the brave ones”, is based in Zimbabwe […]

January 16, 2018 ×
Activist Hannah Song Left Corporate Job To Launch Non-Profit Helping North Korean Refugees

Activist Hannah Song Left Corporate Job To Launch Non-Profit Helping North Korean Refugees

North Korea has been in the news quite prominently of late due to its leader Kim Jong Un testing nuclear weapons throughout 2017. The issue of potential war with the […]

December 20, 2017 ×