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Meeting Gloria Steinem

By MacKenzie Riley MacKenzie Riley, from Waterville, ME is a senior at Waterville Senior High School and President of Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Girls Advisory Board, where she co-chairs the Girls Rock Committee. She is captain of the Field Hockey team and editor of her school’s paper. She loves to curl up and read a…

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When The Waiter Serves Your Dinner Cold- Send It Back!

By Juliana Bello Hi SPARK fans! I’m Juliana Bello, and I’m a SPARK team blogger. I just want to say a little bit about what I did at the summit. The opening speeches were incredible. I loved when the entire auditorium affirmed together that WE ARE NOT ANTI-SEX! We just want control over our sexuality.…

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The Power To Sound And Resound

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. While perusing the bargain bin in my campus bookstore I came across a book, So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do, by…

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Your Voice Can Make A Difference!

The SPARK Summit attracted hundreds of women and girls who are committed to using our voices to change our culture.  We will not sit back and silently tolerate the sexualized and degrading images and messages of girls and women that dominate popular media.  Instead we will talk back, through scholarship and satire, through research and…

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Takin’ It To The Streets

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 ago). She believes…

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SPARK Experience

By Culley Schultz Culley Schultz is a senior at Glen Ridge High School, outside of New York City.  She is the vice-president of the GRHS Girls Learn International (GLI) Chapter as well as the Secretary of the GLI Junior Board.  Last year, Culley created a short documentary and commentary on the portrayal of women and…

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SPARKing and Speaking!

By Diana Martinez Diana Martinez is proud to say that she is a senior from Mount Holyoke College and a Woman’s History major, Spanish minor.  Her journey as an activist began when she joined the feminist a capella group on campus called The Nice Shoes, which sings empowering songs to promote human rights.  With the…

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Answers to Questions from Spark Virtual Summit

SPARK Virtual Summit – Q&A Q1: Brooklyn, NY: What do you have to say about sports, for example, competitive cheerleading, which are broadly feminized and ALWAYS over-sexualized by media? I would agree — some sports are highly sexualized on the women’s side.  Beach volleyball is a perfect example.  Women typically play in bikinis whereas men…

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