Weekly Roundup

My weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). Please share what you have been reading in the comments!


Ladies First founders Tasha Ina Church and T’wina Franklin are profiled on TV Tacoma’s “City Line.” I was fortunate to partner with these gals for a project last fall, and they are amazing. Watch the video. You will be floored by what they do.

If you live in Seattle, you should be thinking, reading, and talking about the $15 minimum wage. The King County Youth Development Network held a forum on the impact of the minimum wage in the youth development field, and the Seattle Times gave us an interesting article on teen-employment and the minimum wage

Pam Grossman, Visual Trends Director at Getty Images and curator of the Lean In photo collection, spoke at an amazing event hosted by InfluenceHer and Getty Images. Check back this weekend for a full report!

Thanks to School’s Out Washington for spotlighting news of interest to the youth development field from February and March.


The ladies over at SPARK rocked my world again this week, sharing their reflection on speaking  about the importance of working WITH girls  at the United Nation’s 58th Commission on the Status of Women. Seriously, just follow their blog and give them all your money.

Beautiful piece from the creator of CompuGirls about how we discourage girls from studying STEM. I especially loved this question: “Rather than measure success by how much the girls change their identities, shouldn’t we consider how far they move their communities?” She identifies the real goal: supporting girls to become “technosocial change agents.”

Speaking of STEM, the Girl Scouts and AT&T are teaming up to “[encourage] underserved high school girls to imagine a future STEM career by providing them with afterschool STEM mentoring activities.”


Pathfinder International posted video featuring girls and young women talking about their healthcare needs, from motherhood to family planning to abortion and post-abortion care.


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