On the first day of October, I walked from a church tucked in the corner of Capitol Hill, with over a hundred advocates from around the United States, to the offices of our elected officials in the House and Senate. This was my third time lobbying with the Eating Disorders Coalition at our nation’s capital. […]
“I’m a master pretender,” wafts from the speakers of my record player as I listen to First Aid Kit sing a track from their newest album, Stay Gold. Yet, after a brief phone chat with these soulful, real-deal sisters, it’s clear they’re doing anything but pretending.
Improve Older Adults’ Lives By Teaching Tech By: Ben Kassoy and Aaron Berneking This post is in partnership with our friends at DoSomething.org
I see so much disdain for the fantasy life these days, and such a double standard— reading a certain amount of fiction is okay (and even required in school) but living that fiction is unacceptable. Living fiction is an active dream that a person experiences even while awake. We’ve all done it, I hope! And we […]
Adolescence, the soft caw of youth, an extraordinary bloom, see how the weapons are growing beneath you– Teaching you how to be brave. How to go into the world like fear was but a gear on the machine of your future adult dreams. Never forget the first moment you realized your power. Let me say […]
There is a thing in psychology known as the Adolescent Fantasy. It is the belief that nobody knows how you feel and that you are all alone in that feeling. It is sometimes a fantasy, and many times true. At Smart Girls we simply try to let girls know that even though they feel alone, […]
With election season literally hours from coming to an end, there is so much that could be said to stress the importance of being civically engaged and informed. While some people took advantage of early voting, some will be sprinting to the polls before they close. There remains another segment of eager voters that are […]
We’ve created a coloring page to help you celebrate el Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead! Just print it out and let your creativity flow. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! A special thanks to Graphic Designer & Illustrator Liannie Rios for lending her smart girl talents to create this activity. [www.liannierios.com]
It’s that time of year again, a time for costumes and yummy treats! We’d like to take a moment to remind you all to stay safe tonight. Here are some great tips from the folks over at the CDC. Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk […]
We’ve created this Voting Ballot Coloring Activity to get you thinking about the issues that are important to you. Just print it out and share it with your friends!