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Calling all girl activists!

sparkamovement:

SPARKteam applications are now open! We’re seeking girl activists who are passionate, driven, and want to fight the sexualization of girls and women in media. SPARKteam activists work together with the help of adult leadership to plan & carry out global, national, and local actions that push back against sexualization and objectification while promoting girls’ rights to a healthy sexuality. 

In 2013-2014, SPARKteam members did a ton of cool stuff, from documenting the lack of women and people of color in Google Doodles to calling out terrible marketing aimed at teen girls; from speaking in front of global policymakers at the UN to blogging about the daily impact of sexualization and its bedfellows: racism, sexism, heterosexism, & cissexism. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

And now: we want you! Here’s what we’re looking for: 

  • girls—both trans girls and cis girls—between the ages of 13 and 22
  • who are passionate about activism, organizing, and changing the world
  • who want to work with about 30 other girls and a few adult organizers to dream, scheme, and carry out large and small actions
  • who have 15-25 hours a month to dedicate to SPARK
  • who are located anywhere on this beautiful earth! SPARK is a US-based organization but SPARKteam membership is open to girls globally 

Click through for all the details! Applications are due May 7th, 2014, at 11:59 PM eastern time. Got questions? Email sparkteam@sparksummit.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP! 

(via becauseiamawoman)

La Jolla, CA

La Jolla, CA

startenthousand:

cuteosphere:

unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture
(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)

PLEASE MAKE THIS AVAILABLE AS A SHIRT you have no idea how much I need such a thing in my life

startenthousand:

cuteosphere:

unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture

(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)

PLEASE MAKE THIS AVAILABLE AS A SHIRT you have no idea how much I need such a thing in my life

Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.

Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.