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Interview with Adi Tafuna’i, The Woman Who Rescued Samoa’s Economy

By Tina Lu Though Samoa is seen by many as a tropical paradise, the remoteness of the Pacific islands deprives many residents of opportunity. As a result, many Samoans leave their homeland to pursue jobs abroad. Adimaimalaga (Adi) Tafuna’i works to build sustainable economic opportunities for Samoan women and families, to keep Samoans in Samoa….

Ladies, Let’s March: Plans for a Women’s March on Washington are Underway

By Laura Nunez In the days following the astonishing 2016 presidential election upset, droves of devastated demonstrators have taken to the streets to express their concern over the impending Trump administration. They’ve marched through city centers, rallied in front of Trump Tower, and now are planning the most pinnacle demonstration of all, The Women’s March…

After Election, Teen Reacts

By  Roann Abdeladl For the first time, I feel afraid to be Muslim in America. This might sound surprising because there were many other times when I, a hijab-wearing Muslim teenager, should have felt afraid to be Muslim in America, but, this time felt different. It wasn’t just a distant fear that faded after a few…

Hillary Clinton: Our First Female President?

By Tina Lu With only days left before the 2016 Presidential Election, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is getting closer than ever. Yesterday, New Hampshire changed from “Leans Democratic” status to “Tossup.” Georgia, too, became a tossup state, contrasting ts reliably Republican background. Days before, Utah and Ohio started leaning Republican, and…

U.N. Recruits Superhero Strength to Fight for Gender Equality

By Laura Nunez Superhero, crime fighter, army nurse, and now Honorary Ambassador for the U.N., DC comic book character Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) has just added a new day-gig to her extraordinary adventures. On October 21, 2016, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon bestowed the iconic DC super-heroine with the title of Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment…

What’s Up With All the Catcalling?

By Raquel Geylman Catcalling (also known as street harassment) is basically the phrase, “I am going to shout profanities at this woman whom I don’t know, whistle at her, and make crude gestures towards her and hope that she finds them endearing” put it into one single word. Women, I can assure you, do not…

International Day of Girl: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

By Tina Lu In 2011, the United Nations deemed October 11 to be the International Day of the Girl Child to “help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” Today, as a result of the United Nations’ declaration, we (and…

Calling All Girls: It’s Time to Participate in School

By Laura Nunez Project GirlSpire is calling all girls – young, old, first graders to college seniors This year is YOUR year to shine. It’s been a month or two since you’ve wiped the cobwebs from your composition books, strapped on your trendy new messenger bag, and shrugged into the squeaky desk back at school….