Tag: changemakers

Celebs Gone Good

A few days ago, I was reading the Huffington Post before class, and I saw something so  innovative that I have never seen before. We all the have seen celebrity paparazzi pictures all over the internet or on the television. Usually there are pictures of celebrities dining out, shopping, walking or just doing their regular …

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Women’s Rights in the Media: What’s the Real Story?

As I started working on this post, I did my usual scroll through twitter and a few of my favorite sites searching for a topic about women to write about.  And as I’m sure you’re aware, there’s A LOT of information regarding women’s issues available these days. But as I was searching, something really struck …

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Effective Peer Mentoring

At the end of 2010, it was reported that about seventeen million women around the world are living with HIV or AIDS. Since that was only two years ago, it is possible that number has increased even more. Awhile back, I wrote a post about implementing an integrated healthcare program that incorporates both family planning …

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How the Olympics Can (and Should) Do More for Women’s Athletics

It’s almost time for the Olympics! And I, like my fellow blogger Kristen, CANNOT wait. I love the Olympics and everything that goes with it. The emotion. The national pride. The athletes. But with all the things I love there’s one thing that I really don’t. The Olympics, more than any other sporting event, highlight …

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HIV and Family Planning

July seems like a busy month especially for the global health arena. Besides hearing about the olympics, I have been seeing a lot of coverage lately about major global health initiatives and events that are taking or have taken place around the world. Recently on July 11th, the Family Planning summit was held in London …

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Redefining Feminism

If you haven’t heard, a controversy has arisen around Laura Bush recently winning the Alice Award for her good work in the Middle East supporting women’s health rights. Any woman is eligible to win, but it has traditionally been given to well-known feminists. Because of this association not everyone was happy she received the award. …

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Sports Mascots: They’re Not All Fun and Games

Mascots, mascots, mascots. They’re everywhere. High school, college, and professional teams alike circle around their beloved mascots during the “big game” as a beacon of tradition, hope, and luck. Some mascots are funny, and some are plain strange. (There’s such thing as a banana slug? And a dancing tree? Check out UC Santa Cruz and …

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Spread the Word to End the Word

There’s a moment in many social situations when you simply don’t know what to say. Someone has misstepped their boundaries, violated your beliefs, and you don’t know how to respond. The moment hangs in time, as an internal battle rages in your mind. Should you stay silent, stewing in anger? Do you say something? Is …

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Myth vs. Reality: Does Africa Really Need Saving?

Cupcakes. Skinny jeans. Reality shows. All are trends that have exploded in popularity within the United States in the last decade. Another recent trend? “Saving Africa”. Earlier in the week, I wrote about the common myths and misconceptions having to do with the continent of Africa, many of which stem from the mainstream American media. …

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World Environment Day 2012: What does it mean to you?

Did you know that June 5th is World Environment Day? Yeah, me either. That is until I noticed a tweet a few days ago that alerted me to this fact. If you’re into all things environmental you probably already know about this. If you’re not, you’re probably asking yourself “Wait, what is she talking about?” …

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