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Check out this must-read interview with Mindy Kaling in The Guardian. Kaling explains that back in the day, “I wasn’t considered attractive or funny enough to play myself.” We love that she proved the naysayers wrong. And that the network that didn’t give her her own show is now out off the air. As if you needed another reason to love her.

Check out this must-read interview with Mindy Kaling in The Guardian. Kaling explains that back in the day, “I wasn’t considered attractive or funny enough to play myself.” We love that she proved the naysayers wrong. And that the network that didn’t give her her own show is now out off the air. As if you needed another reason to love her.


Carey Albertine and Saira Rao (pictured), the team behind In This Together Media, are changing young adult literature for the better. You won’t find cookie cutter story lines from them - they’re putting out books with stories teens can actually relate to. Read more about them here in Fast Company.


Three models and one fashion blogger recreated the Sports Illustrated Magazine cover shoot to show that women of all sizes should be celebrated. Check out their site www.smimsuitsforall.com.


The inspirational and fearless civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama passed away yesterday. A champion of peace and equality, she made the world a better place. Read more about her life here.


"As a junior player, Townsend was a tennis phenom. She won the girls’ singles and doubles titles at the Australian Open, the doubles title at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and the singles title at the prestigious Easter Bowl in 2012. That year, Townsend also became the first American to hold the year-end No. 1 junior ranking since 1982. 

However, there was a problem. At 170 pounds, Townsend didn’t match the stereotype of the tall, thin, female tennis player. And for those at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), her wins weren’t enough. The USTA denied her travel expenses to the U.S. Open two years ago until she got in better shape.”

Read the full story at PolicyMic.


This group of tweens created an app to help the blind.
"The girls 6th grade science teacher, Maggie Bolado was inspired to get the girls involved in building the app after seeing a tweet from the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. She says she simply asked which students were interested in learning how to build an app and these six girls came forward.”
Full story here.

This group of tweens created an app to help the blind.

"The girls 6th grade science teacher, Maggie Bolado was inspired to get the girls involved in building the app after seeing a tweet from the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. She says she simply asked which students were interested in learning how to build an app and these six girls came forward.”

Full story here.


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Amy Poehler’s first book cover is out and we can’t wait to read it this fall! 

Amy Poehler’s first book cover is out and we can’t wait to read it this fall! 


College Humor takes on the Mystery of the Female Thigh Gap. This is worth a watch.

"It became a kind of mass cultural delusion, engaging in the idolatry of nothingness, uttering strange incantations like ‘dat gap’"


"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."- Maya AngelouToday the world lost a legend. Dr. Angelou passed away at age 86. She inspired millions of people with her writing.
Read her obituary to get a sense of the amazing woman she was.

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
Maya Angelou

Today the world lost a legend. Dr. Angelou passed away at age 86. She inspired millions of people with her writing.

Read her obituary to get a sense of the amazing woman she was.