Amanda Mozea: Someone You Must Meet

Amanda hosting yet another inspirational MEDIAGIRLS podcast Tell me a little bit about yourself! Hello! My name is Amanda Mozea and I am a Nigerian-American born and raised in western Massachusetts. I graduated from Harvard in March of 2018 (I took a semester off to work on the Clinton Campaign in Florida) where I studied... Continue Reading →

Nujood Ali: An Account of Hope

Nujood Ali was nine years old when her parents arranged her to be married to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Today, she is a central figure in the movement to end forced child marriage. Nujood was born in Yemen, where the laws stipulate that girls cannot be married until the age of... Continue Reading →

Using Privilege for a Purpose Outside of Ourselves

This past week, The United States celebrated the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and Nineteenth), which commemorates the day in 1865 on which all enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy were legally emancipated. This year, Juneteenth fell at an especially noteworthy moment in time, as many actively grappled with the state of... Continue Reading →

Menstrual Hygiene: An Overlooked Path to Equality

Just last week, around the world, individuals and organizations participated in Menstrual Hygiene Day, which aims to underscore and raise awareness of the importance of menstrual hygiene and dismantle stigmatism surrounding this vital function of women’s bodies. The commonplace stigmatization of menstruation leaves this critical health concern vastly untouched and overlooked, resulting in a myriad... Continue Reading →

Alexis Alcalá and Women Going Beyond

Having inadvertently stumbled upon Women Going Beyond through a graduate course in International Women's Health and Human Rights, I immediately needed to learn more. Upon chatting about this inspirational NGO with its founder, Alexis, I maintained a deep-seated urge to get further involved. WGB aims to provide self and professional development skills to young women... Continue Reading →

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