Storytelling for Girls

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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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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Feminist media

Teaching Feminist Media: A Perspective

Teaching Feminist Media: A Perspective By Claire Graman, Girls’ Voices Matter instructor Bertie the Brain, Video Games and Ada Lovelace: Teaching Feminist Media I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began teaching a class about feminist media and video games. The gaming industry has been notoriously hostile to women and girls at all levels, …

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