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Female Empowerment

Female empowerment is the process of making social power available to women at the same capacity of men in a traditionally patriarchal system. It is the active valuing of women’s inherent strength, capabilities, beauty, viewpoints, and wisdom in response to standards and expectations that have diminished them in relation to those of men in both public and private spheres. Female empowerment has been proven to aid positive economic, social, and political transformation in a male-dominated world.

Why Women Need Fierce Self-Compassion

Compassion isn’t always soft and gentle; sometimes it means being forceful and fierce.

‘We Have to Be Better’: Megan Rapinoe and the Year of Victory and Advocacy

With her play and her talk, did the soccer star inspire us to redefine the meaning of sports? She tried.

US Soccer Takes a Knee, Gives in to Women’s Team Demands for Equal Pay with Men

The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players’ associations for the men’s and women’s national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized.

Julieta Casimiro and Margaret Behan, International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

Exclusive one-on-one interviews with extraordinary individuals working on behalf of women, children, and families worldwide. A chat with heroes from the International Council of the 13 Grandmothers.

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated authors in the world. In addition to writing plays, and children’s books, her novels have earned her countless prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Toni Morrison’s Truth

She saw the madness we’re living in now years ago.

Simone Biles Chose Herself

“I should have quit way before Tokyo.”

The Meaning of Serena Williams

There is a belief among some African-Americans that to defeat racism, they have to work harder, be smarter, be better.

Simone Biles and the Power of ‘No’

By withdrawing from competition citing concerns over her mental health, Biles showed that resisting expectations can be more powerful than persisting through them.

Life’s Work: An Interview with Megan Rapinoe

The bold and brash captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team cemented her place in sports history with an MVP performance in last year’s World Cup, including spot-on penalty kicks under pressure, even as President Donald Trump tweeted criticisms of her.

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