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Taking A Stand Against Media Sexualization!

By Nicole Schirmer Nicole Schirmer is a Public Health undergrad at CUNY Hunter College. SPARK has really raised her awareness to the over abundance of sexualization of young girls in the media. She is now talking to more people about these issues and raising their awareness as well so we can push back against the…

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SPARKing A Desire For Equal Representation

By Dina Zipkin Dina Zipkin is currently a graduate student in the field of Public Health at Hunter College.  She is in the Community Health Education track and feels passionately about health education. She is also working with four other Public Health students in creating a documentary focused on the SPARK Summit and young female…

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Drawing the Line: When to Fold when Hemming Along the Seams

By Nadia Bourne Nadia Bourne is a junior majoring in English at St. John’s University, and, a native of East New York, Brooklyn, currently residing in Queens.   sex·y [sek-see] –adjective,[i]   While surfing the web I came across the Merriam-Webster dictionary and its two definitions for the word “sexy”. One of them addressed eroticism while…

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What's Your Definition?

By Cynia Barnwell I am a women’s studies major at Colby College. I enjoy immersing myself in culture inside and outside of the classroom. I am the former President of SOBHU (Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity) and the former host and current fan favorite at Poets Rest at Dawn, the local student run…

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Taking Back Sexy!

By Berol Dewdney Berol Dewdney grew up in Southern Vermont and is now a sophomore at Colby College, where she is a passionate Gender Studies major.  You can usually find her between the pages of a Feminist Theory book or logging miles on the bucolic trails that surround Colby’s campus, because she’s also a varsity…

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It’s Your Turn Media. Make a New Year’s Resolution to End Sexism!

By Maya Brown Maya Brown is a sophomore at Waterville Senior High School in Waterville Maine. She enjoys music, technology, photography, and anything related to theater. She has been a part of the Girls Advisory Board at Hardy Girls Healthy Women for three years, and a part of Hardy Girls since the beginning (10 years…

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The New Year: Resolving to Feel Good About Ourselves

Diana Martinez is a senior from Mount Holyoke College and a woman’s history major and Spanish minor.  Her journey as an activist began when she joined her college’s feminist a capella group called The Nice Shoes, who sing empowering songs to promote human rights.  With the Shoes, her Mount Holyoke sisters, and strong influences from…

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Yes, Virginia, These Toys Are Selling You Out!

Berol Dewdney grew up in Southern Vermont and is now a sophomore at Colby College, where she is a passionate Gender Studies major.  You can usually find her between the pages of a Feminist Theory book or logging miles on the bucolic trails that surround Colby’s campus, because she’s also a varsity three-season distance runner.…

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