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Powered By Girl: the power of showing not telling

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By Yas Necati Hi, I’m Yas, the new editor here at SPARK, and also editor over at our sister blog Powered By Girl. When I first started calling myself a feminist, I was 15. It was confusing, inspiring, life-changing – as you can imagine. I began to campaign with, and make friends with, a lot of people…

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How to Survive Middle School

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SPARK is super excited to be partnering with the NYC Mayor’s Office on the NYC Girls Project, a new campaign dedicated to boosting the self-esteem of NYC girls between the ages of 7 and 12. We remember how hard it was to be pre-teens (“tweens,” if you will), internalizing all these negative messages about our bodies and…

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SPARK Is Working with NFHS to #EducateCoaches & Prevent Sexual Violence

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by Carmen Rios I’m excited to announce today that SPARK is working with the National Federation of State High School Associations in an effort to provide resources about sexual violence prevention to high school athletic coaches. Over 65,000 people signed SPARK’s petition, penned by Colby College football player Connor Clancy and me, asking the NFHS to offer…

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Join the SPARKteam!

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by Seila Rizvic As SPARK has continued to grow over the past few years, we’ve gotten tons of requests from girls asking how they can become a part of our organization. Well here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: SPARK is looking for new members to join our team! If you are interested in becoming…

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Help Support Girl Activists!

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If you’re reading this, we probably don’t need to tell you the importance of supporting girls’ activism. But just in case, we’re going to anyway. Girls and women are sexualized throughout all forms of media. Sexualization leads to real, dangerous consequences, like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and low achievement in and outside of school. Sexualization is…

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Tune In & Tweet Up with SPARK on Nick!

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by YingYing Shang Would you like to see real young feminists on TV? How about discussing the women’s movement today on a panel of teens with mixed opinions? Then tune into Nick News on Monday, April 1st, at 8pm! Back in November, I and two other members of the SPARKteam, Sariel and Britney, travelled to…

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Call for Submissions! SPARKplayers Theater Project

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Calling all girls & young women 13-22: we want YOU to be part of our newest project! Send us your monologues, rants, essays, raps, and songs–anything that can be performed on a stage!–because SPARK is creating a new theatre piece focusing on girls’ stories and experiences. We’re collecting stories (both fictional and factual!) about girls’ experiences…

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SPARK at Sundance!

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Greetings from beautiful Park City, UT, where we’ve been incredibly lucky to be experiencing the Sundance Film Festival! We’re on the ground at the fest, scoping out the scene and getting  a feel for what it’s like for women filmmakers and audiences in the film industry. We’ll have a full recap when we return to…

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