Stephen Colbert gives advice to young women on how to handle cat callers, how to talk to Dad about sleepovers with your boyfriend, and how to know if a person likes you. The last minutes are so feel-good.

Thanks, Rookie and Stephen. It’s so awesome to hear this male, dad perspective.

Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression.

Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression.

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Did you know that over 80% of 10 year old girls are afraid of being fat? And by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body? Every day girls are bombarded with disempowering messages: T-shirts that stereotype girls as being more interested in flirting and dating than math (let alone smart enough to handle math!); sexualized images of young girls; hysteria around food. Just 30 minutes of watching TV, filled with unrealistic, unhealthy images, makes girls feel bad about themselves. For girls to be healthy and empowered, they need to believe that they are valued for more than their appearance.

Girls need to know that they are MORE THAN PRETTY.

14-year-old Kathryn Dimaria is rebuilding a Pontiac Fiero from scratch. And colleges are already asking about her.

Get it, Kathryn.

Chelsea Clinton and Mindy Kaling kick off Google’s ‘Made With Code’ initiative to get more girls interested in engineering and computer science

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Lady-loving, body-embracing, teen-positive video of the week!

This company is the BEST. happy to see the “Advice" section on their website.

Some food for thought on things we say to our young girls. Inspire.

66% of 4th grade girls say they like science and math.

Only 18% of college engineering majors are women.

Valedictorian of her DC high school, student-athlete, full scholarship to Georgetown, and homeless.

Badass.

There are boys and men and older women who love many of the books that the Book Girls do, but it is the Book Girls who scream at authors the way people screamed at the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

“Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just ‘pretty.’”

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Hint: take a cue from Carmen Sandiego. 

A hundred students were on ThoughtSTEM’s waiting list for its first Minecraft class two months ago. “I would say that the girls are actually outperforming the boys, at least in my class,” Mr. Foster said. “And it’s very good to see, because as computer scientists, we definitely recognize that there’s a big gender disparity in our field.” He added, “There are just so many girls who play Minecraft who, as far as I’m concerned, are all people who can be swayed to pursue coding — they just don’t realize it yet.”

To girls: “This is your brain on princess, this is your brain on engineering.”

Sweet, strong, brave, learning young women: you are valuable, unique and adequate, just as you are. Self-love can take time, and that’s a-ok. I know that what boys think feels important, but I promise that what you think of yourself is more important. 

Love you lots,

The Generation Just Ahead of You

Yes. Be yourself :)
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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.



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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.

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By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.

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