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Follow the SPARK Blogtour!

Have you been following the SPARK blogtour? Leading up to the October 22 SPARK Summit, girl activists have been lighting up the blogosphere, sharing their unique voices by guest-blogging from the websites of SPARK allies and participating organizations. In case you missed out, here is where the blogtour has stopped so far: STOP 1 –Carmen…

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Social Media to Stop Suicide

Over the past few weeks, there have been a rash of suicides and hate crimes afflicting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Tyler Clemente, Justin Aeberg, and Billy Lucas are just three of the young people who have committed suicide after being teased and bullied because of their sexual orientation or…

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EXCLUSIVE: Feminism and the 14-Year-Old: Tavi Gevinson Says “Do What You Want”

by Catherine Epstein Fresh from covering New York Fashion Week and being profiled in The New Yorker, 14-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson talks to journalist (and former WMC intern) Catherine Epstein. Tavi Gevinson started high school this fall. She also runs a fashion blog, StyleRookie, that gets a million and a half hits a month. I…

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What is SPARK?

Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge (SPARK) is a movement for girls’ rights to healthy sexuality.  It began at the SPARK Summit, a day to speak out, push back, plan, and have fun. The SPARK Summit was designed to engage girls as part of the solution rather than to protect them from the problem. Workshops and action spots gave…

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Online Registration Closes Tonight at 8pm!

SPARK – Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge – is a day to speak out, push back on the sexualization of girls, and have fun while igniting a movement for girls’ rights to healthy sexuality. SPARK Summit will jumpstart a movement for change.…

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My Experiences in an “All Boys Club”

Written by Haleigh Taylor, senior at the United States Military Academy at West Point Almost every time I talk to someone about where I chose to go to college, they are shocked. Then the inevitable question; “What is it like being a woman at the United States Military Academy?”  If I happen to be wearing…

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SPARK Ally of the day: Sage Salzer

Sage Salzer is a top plus-size model who has appeared in top-tier publications including The O Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, People, and in advertisements for Eddie Bauer, JCPenney, Land’s End, Lane Bryant, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s and Tommy Hilfiger. A native of Ventura, CA, Sage started modeling at the age of 15 around the world.…

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SPARK Ally of the Day: Shelby Knox

I’m just coming to terms with the fact I’m not a “girl activist” anymore, although the documentary that told my story of fighting to get better sex education into my Texas high school, The Education of Shelby Knox, captured me forever as a bubbly fifteen year-old with questionable fashion sense. Since the film came out,…

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