Change the World: Educate and Empower Girls

As the mother to a little girl, I find myself deeply concerned by the amount of pink in the girls’ toy aisle. I don’t like the message about “ideal” body type Barbie sends my daughter and her friends. And I’m disturbed that in the United States, there’s still a gender gap in earnings, with women … Continue reading Change the World: Educate and Empower Girls

Women role models, World travel, and Weighty lessons

An American Girl As a young girl, my mom told me that I could do anything and be anything--and I believed her. I took the classes I wanted, played the sports I wanted, and wore what I wanted (much to the dismay of my future self as I look back now on old photos). Today, … Continue reading Women role models, World travel, and Weighty lessons