Empowering Girls

Girls’ Voices Matter Gets Its Own Space

Since moving to Eugene almost four years ago, I’ve looked for a permanent space for Girls’ Voices Matter. I’ve taught classes at various locations, including my house. I had a hard time finding a place that I could afford and had the space for all of my equipment. Enter the Covid-19 pandemic: all teaching shifted …

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The Powerful Women of Hidden Figures

The film Hidden Figures focuses on the little-known story of a team of female African-American mathematicians. These women served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Because of this, teen girls especially can benefit from the portrayal of the powerful women of Hidden Figures. The film is based …

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Self-Care: Five Creative Activities for Teens

With a global pandemic and political strife, stress seems to be an unavoidable part of daily life, making self-care more important than ever before. This holds true even for young people, as anxiety and depression become increasingly common among teenagers. Fortunately, creativity (while not a cure-all) can help one’s mental and physical well-being. It can …

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NaNoWriMo: Your Creative Writing Journey

National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo By Claire Graman When I was a teen, I would come home from school, eat an enormous snack, and embark on a journey to a fantasy world, retreating to my room where I would write stories on my laptop. Writing always made me feel inspired, empathetic, and powerful. Yet I …

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