What “Easy A” Says About High School Gossip

By Anne Jorgenson Easy A is one of those movies that have seriously layered jokes—and once you get them, the movie becomes even more glorious than you initially realized. I mean, just look at the name Easy A. Easy A features Olive, a girl whose life snowballs out of control when she tells her friend…

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…

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…