Remember what makes you wealthy as rich-wing takeovers happen: hint, it’s not $ #resisttrumpyears #wealthislove

Remember this as we enter the Trump years in the USA and other rich-wing takeovers globally: we need money to live, but what makes us wealthy is whom we love, who loves us, and how we demonstrate our love. Focus on your own values because the cultural values in the news will really be about […]

You: Year Ends, New Beginnings/ Women Refugees: Past Torn Away #womenrefugees #womenmigrants #womenidps

WOMEN REFUGEES, MIGRANTS, IDP’S, ACROSS THIS COMPLEX WORLD, LEAVE BEHIND MANY HEIRLOOMS, FAMILY TREASURES, PHOTOS, ITEMS OF PRECIOUS MEMORY Do you remember when you were a little girl, how your grandmother, the elder women of your family, gave you momentos, items to keep and cherish, as part of the weaving of family memories and treasures. […]

For the first time, suicide has replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death for young adolescents. Think about that: middle school-aged children are already feeling such pressure and stress that they feel suicide is the only answer. Why isn’t this on the front page of every major newspaper? #girlssuicide #msmagazineblog #middleschoolgirls

Suicide and Adolescent Girls Using new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York Times reports that while more boys kill themselves than girls in the U.S., the recent increase in the suicide rate was significantly higher for girls than for boys—an alarming nine times higher. And while the total […]

Fastest Growing USA Homeless? Women & Families #homelesswomen #homelessfamilies

What can we do to stop this from becoming the norm? “Women and families represent the fastest growing groups of the homeless population nationally. Approximately half of the homeless population are families with children. Among homeless families, 90 percent are female-headed. However, at least 85% of all homeless are men and homeless families are (still) rare. A young single-mother  responsible for raising […]

Abortion Has Little Effect on Women’s Mental Health (We’re Resilient) #prochoice #NARAL #plannedparenthood

The check-in desk at an abortion clinic in Ohio this month. A new study found that women who had abortions did not experience more negative psychological effects than those who were turned away from clinics. (Credit Ty Wright for The New York Times) It’s an idea that has long been used as an argument against […]

10 2016 Women’s Rights Highlights Inspiration for 2017 #womensrights #globalfundforwomen #girlsspeakout#girlsrights

When you look back on 2016, what will you remember? It’s been a year filled with extreme highs and lows for women’s rights around the world. There have been rollbacks and new challenges for women and girls in countless countries, from the United States to Turkey and Brazil. As we look back on the past […]