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Student Voices on SPARK Summit – Hear from Fierce & Fabulous Feminists!

Want to hear what young feminists have to say about SPARK Summit? Look no further than the F to the Third Power  blog, written by high school students in the class “Fierce and Fabulous: Feminist Women Writers, Artists, and Activists” at LREI. The class is led by teacher, Progressive Women’s Voices alumna, and SPARK ally…

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Girls Gone Real: "Uncaged Legacy" Zine!

Check out this amazing BrokenBeautiful zine, put together by girls and women at the Oct. 22nd SPARK Summit! Tangible proof that we are SPARKing a movement. Download the pdf here.…

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SPARK's Livestream & Chat Live at 8:30 am!

Watch our livestream and then join the conversation!…

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Meet Yanique, Featured Speaker at SPARK Summit's Reel to Real Event

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Yanique Richards always shared a passion for change through the power of voice. At a very young age, she noticed that speaking into her hairbrush as if it were a microphone and wearing her mother’s work shoes was not just the childish dress-up that most young girls dabble…

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SPARK Blogtour: Cully Schultz on Our Bodies, Ourselves

In the latest installation from the  SPARK blogtour, high school senior Cully Schultz blogs from Our Bodies, Ourselves on the (mis)representation of of girls and women on TV. Cully writes about the damaging effects of the media’s narrow definition of the “perfect woman,” and the need for more accurate representations of women and girls as…

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Glee GQ Photos: Soft Porn?

The internet has been abuzz with the highly sexualized photo spread of Glee Cast members Lea Michele and Dianna Agron, taken for the men’s magazine GQ. Dubbed “Glee Gone Wild” these photographs are targeted at GQ’s readership, made up of 72% men whose median age is 33.4. Yet the characters in the extraordinarily popular television…

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Where Is Your Line?

How can we explore the boundaries of violence and pleasure?  What does living in a “sexually liberated” society really mean? Where is your line? Nancy Schwartzman travels around the country with her film The Line in order to ask young woman and men these very questions.  It’s a sex-positive, anti sexual violence movement called The Line…

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More from the SPARK Blogtour at Scarleteen!

The SPARK blogtour continues as we get closer and closer to the big event (the Summit is THIS Friday — have you registered?). Today’s stop is Scarleteen, where 17-year-old activist Sade talks about her work with YWCHAC to address the increasing rates of HIV infection in young women of color ages 13-24. Sade has some…

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