Our April News Roundup episode of GirlSpeak¬†featured so many incredible girls! I was so happy and inspired to see all of these stories, and also sad because our podcast was only able to recap their stories rather than detail their achievements. To that end, here‚Äôs a round-up of the Incredible Girls of April, with links to their full stories:
- Megan Grassell has founded Yellowberry, a company to make cute, comfortable bras for young girls.
- Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, founded by three girls, is making eco-friendly, sustainable bikes to empower individuals in Ghana.
- The BomBaeds are rapping about rape to help bring attention to and stop rape culture in India.
- 8-year-old Marie has written a heart-wrenching letter about how social workers saved her life.
- 5-year-old Na‚Äôama Uzan has raised over $25,000 for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, helping raise awareness about her brother‚Äôs rare condition.
- Maddie Masser, the incredible girl of March who studied female characters in mobile gaming, is getting her own character in Temple Run ‚Äì and her study has inspired Temple Run and Disney to make female characters playable for free!
- Munira Khalif has been accepted to all eight Ivy League Schools and then some, in addition to her many other accomplishments as a youth activist.
- Sophie, a middle schooler in Ohio, is fighting back against censorship of her ‚ÄúFeminist‚Äù t-shirt and working to educate others about the importance of feminism.
- Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old medical student at Columbia University, has launched Epidemia Designs to inspire girls in STEM with biology-themed clothing.
- 7-year-old Natalie McGriff has won over $16,000 to publish her new superhero and body-confidence book, The Adventures of Moxie Girl.
- 8-year-old Els has successfully petitioned for Scholastic to remove the ‚Äúfor boys‚Äù and ‚Äúfor girls‚Äù labels from its book fairs and website.
Also this month, I was so happy to feature the incredible story of 11-year-old Matthew, who wrote a scathing letter calling out sexism in Sports Illustrated and for better respect for women in the media.
Finally, and not featured in our podcast, incredible girl and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg published a YouTube video entitled, ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Cash Crop on my Cornrows‚Äù to deliver a crash course on black culture for her history class.
Have an incredible story you want to share? Email me and I‚Äôll feature it in our blog or podcast!
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