SPARK Ally of the day: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

“I’m a queer black trouble maker and a writer and educator. I’m a founding co-conspirator of the Quirky Black Girls movement and the instigator of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Educational Series. I’m also between stops on the road trip of a life time….the MobileHomeComing Project…where my partner and I travel in…


SPARK Ally of the day: Rochelle Schieck

Rochelle Schieck loves to move – in her body and around the world. She started dancing as a young girl growing up in Minnesota until she was summoned by the call of adventure. Her love of movement and the desire to explore life’s meaning compelled her to spend the last 10+ years traveling around the…


SPARK Ally of the day: Riki Wilchins

Riki Wilchins has written several books and many chapters and articles about gender stereotypes and their impact on girls (and boys!). As Director of Research for TrueChild she’s currently looking for projects that will help show that when you teach girls to think critically about all the sexualized media messages they’re inundated with day after…


SPARK Ally of the day: Valerie Francisco

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology program at the City University of New York, The Graduate Center where I’m working on research with Filipino migrant women working as domestic workers in New York City and their families in the Philippines. In the Filipino community in New York, I organize with Filipino American youth…


SPARK Ally of the day: Dr. Robyn Silverman

“I’m a Child/Teen Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach and Author of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat. It’s an honor to be adding my spark to this movement because the sexualization of girls distracts our young people from embracing and sharing the unique and nuanced qualities, strengths, and gifts that they can offer the…


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