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1 year ago

Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ – A Beacon of Hope

“I really believe in people and believe that people have a spark to be a firework.” The focus of Katy Perry’s song ‘Firework’ shows that we all have a spark in us to achieve our goals — that we are the ones that stand in the way of becoming the best we can be. Perry has […]

1 year ago

Janis Joplin : A Trailblazer For Females In Music

It’s needless to say that the rock world suffered a huge loss when Janis Joplin died tragically at age 27 in 1970. Janis’s contributions to music can never be duplicated, and will never be forgotten. Joplin, also known by “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul, had incredible, electric stage presence and her skills went beyond stunning […]

1 year ago

Fran Hayden : Why Self Love Is So Important

Fran is a body positive activist in the United Kingdom who believes that every single person has the right to discover their own style of body loving goodness. Fran is the founder of the #IAmHere project – finding the female voice, and is a frequent blogger. You call yourself a ‘body positive warrior’? How did […]

1 year ago

Making Malissa

Malissa is the author and founder of Making Malissa Blog. She is a recently divorced, single working mother. She has struggled with many hardships in her life that include bullying, low self-esteem, and social anxiety. Although Malissa’s hardships were agonizing, she decided to make a change for herself and her family. In 2015, she discovered […]

1 year ago

Estella’s Brilliant Bus

Estella Pyfrom noticed a growing problem in Palm Beach, Florida while working as a school guidance counselor…some students did not have access to a computer at home or after school. Fearing these children would be left behind, Pyfrom took all of her savings, bought a bus and turned it into a mobile computer lab. Estella’s […]

1 year ago

Maura Horton–Designing Independence

When Maura Horton’s husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, she and her family were thrown into a struggle no one is ever ready for. The hardest part is watching someone you love not be able to do everyday tasks that most take for granted. Noticing adaptive clothing wasn’t working for her husband, it sparked an idea. Most adaptive […]

1 year ago

Jewel: A Pioneer Spirit is Never Broken

In an interview with Rolling Stone, in which she discusses her most recent album, Picking Up the Pieces, Jewel says, “It was almost like my 18-year-old self was able to tap myself on the shoulder and say, ‘You need to be brave in this way again; you need to be courageous in this way again; […]

1 year ago

Sara Bareilles Wants You To Be ‘Brave’

Sara Bareilles explained ‘Brave’ was inspired by her close friend who was fearful of coming out. The lyrics contain advice given by Sara to her friend: “Say what you wanna say, and let the words fall out, honestly I want to see you be brave.”

1 year ago

Tai Babilonia: Breaking Barriers

Inspired by figure skater Peggy Fleming at age 6, Tai Babilonia broke barriers as the first figure skater of partial African American descent to compete for the United States at Olympics and win world titles.   Tai Babilonia isn’t your ordinary figure skater. In a sports career that has spanned over 42 years, Tai has […]

1 year ago

Jewelz M is Big and Blunt

Meet Jewelz, a model, fashionista and activist. Jewelz is the founder of the online movement, #BigandBlunt — a positivity and confidence creator.  WHO INSPIRES YOU? JM: There are only two things that inspire me : myself, with the person I’ve become and the things I’m capable of. Secondly, women who support other women. Can you […]