There are SO many incredible girls in the world today. Each month, I have the honor of presenting them in our podcast, GirlSpeak. Here‚Äôs a roundup of the girls in this month‚Äôs podcast:
- 17-year-old Mikhaila Nodel runs the Cosmic Cuties blog on Tumblr, featuring body-positive images of superhero-esque women.
- Teshya Alo is a 16-year-old judo and wrestling champion aiming to become the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year.
- The girls of Mason Middle School have launched a petition to change their sexist school dress code.
- Isabella Rose Taylor is a young fashion designer whose line will be hitting Nordstrom stores in the U.S. ‚Äì and is also one of FastCompany‚Äôs Most Creative People in Business, CEO of her own company, and has hosted a TEDx Talk.
- Alyssa De Sala just raised over $15,000 through a lemonade stand to help rebuild her family‚Äôs home.
- Gracie Pfaff is the founder of Harvest107, a non-profit that creates fresh and sustainable food sources for low-income communities around the world.
- 15-year-old Elise By Olsen is the editor of Recens, a fashion magazine that is shattering gender stereotypes and rebelling against commercialism.
- 17-year-old Thessalonika Arzu-Embra has received her doctorate in aviation psychology, aiming to help pilots deal with possibly fatal issues in the cockpit.
- Mandi Simon founded Simon Says Give to bring birthday parties to over 2 million children.
As an added bonus, here‚Äôs two incredible girls that I didn‚Äôt have time to feature in the podcast and whose projects you‚Äôll have to see to believe.
First, there is 15-year-old Emily, whose project Dear My Blank on Tumblr is a place for people to write letters that they can never send. Within the first week, she received over 300 submissions!
Next is 15-year-old Angela Clayton, an aspiring fashion designer with a line of fantasy and history based dresses that have taken our breath away.
Finally, our biggest congratulations to Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, who became the first woman to receive the IEEE Medal of Honor this year for her leadership and contributions in the fields of science and engineering.
Girl Museum Inc.