Interested in Biochemistry? Read This Interview With Anita Lee!

By Lydia Chen Anita Lee is the Associate Principal Biochemist at Merck & Co., Inc., which is a pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. Project GirlSpire asked her a couple of questions about her career and experiences:   Q: Please describe your job A: I am currently in a group called Translational Biomarkers.  We discover,…

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…

The University of Texas at San Antonio is Starting a New Class on Beyoncé???

By Raquel Geylman Every college girls’ dream came true when the University of Texas at San Antonio announced that they’re starting a class based on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Professor Kinitra D. Brooks named the course “Black Women, Beyoncé, and Popular Culture”. The course will explore black feminist ideals presented in Lemonade as well as the influence…

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….

What Hailee Steinfeld’s EP “Haiz” Says About Female Empowerment

By Raquel Geylman Hailee Steinfeld first won over our hearts in Pitch Perfect 2 as Emily, the newest Barden Bella. Although in the movie she seems innocent and boy-shy, her EP Haiz is the complete opposite. Her hit single “Love Myself” sounds like the anthem of confidence and independence, but it’s much more than just…

Why Project GirlSpire Loves Shonda Rhimes

By Raquel Geylman Shonda Rhimes has become a name known in almost every home around the world. Rhimes, who’s the creator of Greys Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal, is one of the most famous TV show creators the industry has ever seen. Besides being a badass TV creator, she has also recently…

3 Easy Smoothie Recipes That Will Make You a Morning Person

By Nicole Artime BEEP BEEP BEEP! It’s 7 A.M., and even though you know you have to get up, you hit the snooze button. Five times. Until it’s 7:50 and you have ten minutes to get ready. Let’s be honest; we’ve all been there. Normally, when we’re in such a rush, we feel like we…

8 Feminist Charities You Should Be Contributing To

Marissa Eller All around the world, there are charities and nonprofit organizations that help women tackle relevant issues plaguing the female population. Are you looking to contribute to the feminist agenda with more than your words? Perhaps you could consider donating to these charities. A Safe World for Women “A Safe World for Women” is…

Society’s Perpetuation of Shame

By Sang Kromah I’ve always been a little odd without even trying. I’m a first generation American, but my full name is very un-American, and according to onlookers, I’ve never looked very American either. Throw in the fact that in elementary school, I liked wearing African clothes and loved talking about my diverse heritage, and…