August 24, 2019
Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day!  Established August 26, 1971 by Rep. Bella Abzug, Women’s Equality Day was a way to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment, the Woman Suffrage Movement Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women full voting rights in 1920. It also commemorates the Women's Strike for Equality where,  on August 26, 1970, 20,000 women […]

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November 28, 2016
#HerStory 45: Alice Paul by Maggie Marconi

Maggie Marconi, historian and museum professional, shares the story of one of the most infamous leaders of the American Woman’s Suffrage movement, Alice Paul. In addition to her work as an American suffragist Paul was a fierce feminist and dedicated women's rights activist. Not only was she the main leader and strategist of the 1910s […]

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September 12, 2016
Review: Powered By Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists

It seems there’s no end to parenting books on the typical logistics of parenting-- disciplining, educating, feeding, sleeping, etc. But there is a serious lack of books that truly show adults how to teach the young women in our lives how to be good citizens and activists. Lyn Mikel Brown's Powered By Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting […]

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August 24, 2015
SUIT HER: Disrupting Gendered Fashions

By Lori Day There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs worn by female celebrities who are pushing the envelope. They push it because they can—  SUIT HER, a brand-new unique line of fun and diverse suits for girls aged 5 […]

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July 23, 2015
History of The Equal Rights Amendment

Have you followed the history of the ERA? This month we celebrate the anniversary of both the Seneca Falls Convention and the introduction of the "Lucretia Mott Amendment," (introduced by Alice Paul in 1923, in Seneca Falls for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 1848 Woman's Rights Convention) which read: "Men and women shall have equal rights […]

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July 13, 2015
5 Things You Should Say to Your Daughter

We’ve read some great posts over the last year of things you should to your daughter instead of simply complimenting her on things related to her looks. Truly it is up to us to make sure our daughters grow up knowing that they are worth more than just what they look like on the outside. […]

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November 20, 2014
Help Us Inspire Girls by Connecting Them to Role Models in STEM

Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride once said: “Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.” This is precisely our philosophy here at SheHeroes. Our goal is to inspire and empower girls, ages 8-14, to pursue non-traditional […]

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September 3, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Hains on Ditching Photoshop for Healthy Girls

By Rebecca Hains; cross-posted with permission Yesterday, I spoke with CBC Radio about the Brave Girls Alliance’s #TruthInAds campaign, explaining why we’re asking advertisers to stop deceptively Photoshopping people’s bodies. The body alterations that are now routine in ads are contributing to a public health crisis—one disproportionately affecting children, teen girls, and women. I also shared […]

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April 21, 2014
Truth-in-Ads Campaign Aims to Stop Advertising That Hurts Our Kids

53% of 13 year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies; by the time they are 17, it will be 78%. The 3 most common mental health issues amongst girls -- depression, low self-esteem  and eating disorders,-- can be linked to the images they see of themselves in the media. And boys are impacted also, with […]

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September 4, 2013
Director of "Brave" Backs #Bravegirlswant (As Should You)

Editor's note: As members of the Brave Girls Want alliance, SheHeroes is proud to be a part of the solution to the sexualization and commodification of girl's and their childhood. Our staff has individually given to this cause because we are sure it will succeed once they meet their funding goal. Please join us and […]

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