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Shannon Keane discusses the wildly popular young adult trilogy, Divergent. 

With the Divergent...

High schooler Nisa Kahn interviewed her Associate Principal, members of her school’s Student Leadership, and our own Ms Starr about the controversial Ban Bossy Campaign.

Sometimes, a little word can make a huge impact.

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Disney's Frozen isn't your typical princess movie. Shannon discusses the strengths and shortcomings of the mega-hit animated film.

Princesses isolated in a castle, magical powers, absent parents, and a...

In the season of body talk, co-founder and Executive Director Simone Marean discusses the implications of the spotlight on weight loss and dieting, not only from the media but from our own lips. By shifting the issue from a diet and body issue to a leadership issue, we...

Former GLI Communications Intern, Olivia Tang-Kong, writes about how shyness doesn't have to limit your ability to be a leader or embrace your authentic self.

It was a little over a year ago that I walked into an auditorium of...

Dear Ms. Starr,

My 12 year daughter who just started 6th grade comes home everyday and says that no one at school likes her, everyone hates her, and that they don't include her. As her mom, I have talked to...

Former GLI Camper turned Camp Counselor, Emily Sannini, descibes how the Fierce Fabulous Female award represents a girl's hard work towards becoming more emotionally honest, brave, and confident. 

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Dear Ms. Starr,          

How can I stop worrying that people are thinking the worst of me? Even when I am around my family I sometimes become extremely unsure about what to do or say. I'm so insecure because I always...

Girl Blogger Brittany McGuire reflects on how confidence shines through in the risks you take, the friends you choose, and the decisions you make.

Confidence: it is something some people lack and something some people just...

Former GLI Communications Intern, Katie Davis, explains how true leadership means being unafraid to ask questions, take risks, and grow, even in the face of uncertainty.

“You could always just eat cheese all day. You’re...

Rachel is working with LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA to launch Ban Bossy, a campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls. Rachel developed educational materials for the campaign, which also includes a new website, public service...

Keds Brave Life Project

GLI Photos!

Participants in a kindergarten and first grade workshop in Brooklyn, NY chat with Shannon and her puppet friend Clemmy about sharing feelings. Have a GLI photo to share? Send it to photos@girlsleaderhip.org.

GLI Videos!

In the fifth episode of BFF 2.0, Rachel discusses the problem with assuming you know the truth about a friend's behavior. The solution? Just ask. Do you have a GLI video to share? Send it to videos@girlsleadership.org.

Chuckles and Such

A sampling of items we enjoyed while surfing the good ol' Net.

Even if you hate videos of cute babies, you might love that this baby sounds like a big, jolly, man. Or Satan.

Good for wasting a minute - or twenty! - and somehow everything you compose sounds pretty good.

Many of these stories would make great rom coms, but they really happened. To people's parents, no less! Astounding, and addictive.

Jamie Keiles' blog Teenagerie. Check out this post for a sample. (I enjoy that Jamie doesn't pretend she's immune to the messages and pressures around her. Instead, she figures out how to combat them.)

Lastly, the world's injustices, gender stereotypes, and annoying boys from a 10-year old's perspective. I couldn't have said it better myself!