Women in Nepal Take a Lead in Rebuilding Efforts

By Claire Gillepsie This week saw the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015. As in most cases of natural and man-made disaster, the effects of the earthquake disproportionately affected women, both physically and institutionally. Women in the immediate area of the earthquake’s devastation found themselves suddenly responsible for finding…

Fantasy + Kickass Females = Tamora Pierce’s Novels

By Lydia Chen I am an avid reader, to say the least (more like absolutely book-obsessed), and fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I just love the magic, the adventure, and, most of all, the spontaneity so root to the fantasy genre. Fantasy novels tend to be set in historic, pseudo-medieval, and patriarchal societies,…

Want to Start Your Own Business? Here’s How!

By Sheereen Charles Running your own business is an exhilarating yet challenging experience. It is easy to become discouraged in the early stages of starting a business, but the key to success is persevering despite the challenges. Here is a simple to guide to help you on the journey. A Creative Idea Before you start…

How Demi Lovato Overcame Her Struggle with Confidence

By Sheereen Charles The road from Disney star to global singing sensation has not been easy for Demi Lovato, but she has stayed strong despite her many setbacks. The singer, songwriter, and actress made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, she skyrocketed to fame in the popular Disney Channel…

#TVRecap: “New Girl”

By Anne Jorgenson Jessica Day is a polka-dot wearing, slightly neurotic schoolteacher who, after an unfortunate incident with her boyfriend, ends up with no place to live. Working in Los Angeles, she goes to the trusty Craigslist to find an apartment with an empty room. Responding to an ad that she incorrectly assumes was put…

Indego Africa: Empowering African Artisans to become Independent Businesswomen

By Sheereen Charles Formed in 2007, Indego Africa is a nonprofit organization that encourages and empowers women in Rwanda. Its goal is to combat poverty in Africa by providing female artisans with the tools to become successful businesswomen. The organization offers gifted women the chance to earn a living and obtain an education. Through this…

#BookReview: Vampire Academy

By Anne Jorgenson In this era of supernatural fiction, there is no shortage of vampire novels. But if you’re going to read any vampire-based books, you better start with the classics – you better start with the Vampire Academy series. Written by Richelle Mead, this six-book series follows Rose Hathaway, a passionate and fiercely protective…

Actress Sophia Bush is Empowering Women Globally

By Sheereen Charles So who watched One Tree Hill when it was still running? I know I did! (If you haven’t experienced the magnificence of One Tree Hill yet, don’t worry – it’s on Netflix.) An inspiring young woman, Brooke Davis, played by Sophia Bush, was always one of my favorite characters. With nine years…

Project GirlSpire Spotlight: Maggie Duncan Simbeye

By Gillian Singer Maggie Duncan Simbeye is the Executive Director and Founder of Dare Women’s Foundation, a Tanzanian-based non-governmental organization whose mission statement is as follows: “The Dare Women’s Foundation is an NGO working to empower Tanzanian women and girls, with a focus on rural areas, through poverty alleviation, social justice, economic empowerment, and gender…