Category Archives: Girl Power

Hook, Line & Sinker Round Two!

I am humbled and honored to move on to round two in Dee Romito’s Hook, Line and Sinker contest at There were so many great entries – I know I saw a lot of hooks that I would like to read some day!

So thank you to everyone who voted my entry on and then decided to swing by the ‘ol blog here.  I’m sure you are all following the internet avidly for Malala news, as I am.  If you haven’t stopped by the online petition to support the education of young women worldwide (, I hope you’ll take a minute to do so. We can’t do a lot for her at the moment, but we should seize the moment to do what we can.


Girl Power: International Day of the Girl October 11

The Day of the Girl Virtual Summit is open to everyone, everywhere, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on 10.11.12!

10×10 events for Girl Rising, a forthcoming feature film on 10 girls in 10 countries, are happening in more than 100 schools and community-based organizations in the U.S.

Girl Power: Malala Yousafzai

Image from News Tribe

Our strength to you Malala.

Excerpts from NBC News:

Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year old Pakistani activist who won international acclaim for her work promoting peace, and two other young girls were shot and seriously injured Tuesday, police and hospital officials said.

Malala was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011 for a blog she wrote under a pseudonym for the BBC. She also won the National Peace Prize in Pakistan, was honored with a school named after her, and quickly became an outspoken critic of the Taliban in Pakistan and public advocate for peace.

Read the whole story here.


Girl Power: Tiny Brodwick, Teen Parachute Tester

From the blog: Modern Mechanix

“MISS TINY BRODWICK, an eighteen-year-old girl in San Diego, California, recently showed her faith in the safety parachute for aviators invented by her father, Charles Brodwick, by dropping to earth from a flying parachute. The feat occurred before a crowd of visitors at the San Diego Exposition, and the parachute worked in perfect fashion.” – Illustrated World, Sept. 1915