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Eight Ways to Help Your Daughter Find Her Voice

When we speak for our kids, we rob them of their power and block them from developing self-confidence and the potential to thrive. Parenting expert and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D., gives tips on helping your child find their own voice and start speaking up today. Dr. Borba is the author of Thrivers: The Surprising …

Nurturing Your Friendships and Why You Should

We know how crucial it is that our children learn to nurture their friendships. With that in mind, we need to set an example by also tending to friendships close to our hearts. That is why life balance coach and speaker Renée Trudeau has shared the following guest post with Girls That Create. Nurturing Your …

help your girl have a healthy body image

There are certain things said in the dressing room that will make any caregiver’s blood run cold. No, not expletive language, but your daughter harshly criticizing her body. Witnessing a child unleash physical self-deprecation will break any parent’s heart. How can you help your girl accept and love her body?  It’s no secret consistently putting …

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storytelling parenting

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” ―Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and political activist When was the last time you shared a story with your children from your life before you became a parent? Do they even know you had a life before them? There …

sand play

One of the things kids love most about the beach is the chance to play with sand. Sand is an excellent material to play with. It is versatile, widely available, open-ended and cheap. Not only is it nature-based, but it involves manipulation, exploration, and construction with materials to create imaginary worlds. On top of being …

What Makes You Come Alive

What makes you come alive? As parents and caregivers, the question is worth pondering as we move into a new year. That’s why nationally recognized life balance author/speaker/coach Renée Trudeau shared the following guest post with Girls That Create. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. …

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Creative Careers: Early Failure Can Lead To Success

Failing early in our careers can make us question whether we are on the right path. We may look at people who have succeeded from the outset and wonder why it doesn’t come so easily to us. Classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Natalie Portman and painter Pablo Picasso are examples of young geniuses who were …

empowering women's vote posters

In partnership with Nonprofit VOTE and the League of Women Voters, the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) has activated its network across the U.S. and beyond to design Get Out the Vote posters for 2022. The campaign is part of Design for Democracy, an AIGA initiative to increase civic participation through design. In addition to …

videos on female artists

Paul Priestley’s The Life of an Artist: Art History School series on YouTube is designed for viewers to discover the fascinating lives of artists, their aspirations, what motivated them, who they influenced, what they created, and why. Born in Yorkshire, England, Priestley started teaching in the 1970s, eventually becoming Head of Art at an elementary …

Creator Spotlights

Felicia Bennett

The first band Felicia Bennett saw in concert was 311 at the Lakewood Amphitheater in her hometown of Atlanta. There were tons of people, and Bennett remembers seeing sheer joy as music filled the venue. The experience planted a seed for her career as the founder and CEO of Get A Room Productions. The company …

Sharon Arteaga

Filmmaker Sharon Arteaga had an unusual request when it came time for her Quinceañera. Instead of having a celebratory event, she convinced her mom to buy her a video camera. With it, Arteaga began making spontaneous films. A few years later, she started penning scripts. Today, Arteaga has won numerous short film competitions, including being …

Jany Lee

Interior designer Jany Lee remembers constantly rearranging her room as a child. She was also a fan of hand-sewing old clothes together to make t-shirts or make Halloween costumes. Being creative is when Lee is most happy, and those feelings serve well as she helps clients remake their homes into beautiful spaces reflecting their personalities. …

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Free Frida Kahlo Coloring Sheet

For years, Google Arts & Culture collaborated with museums and experts worldwide to bring the many facets of Frida Kahlo’s legacy together in one online place. The result is Faces of Frida, the largest collection of artworks and artifacts related to Kahlo ever compiled. To celebrate her incredible work, take time to visit Faces of …

Stella Chiweshe

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, affectionately known in Zimbabwe as “the queen of mbira” or “Ambuya (grandmother) Chiweshe”, passed away on 20 January 2023. Chiweshe was born in July 1946 in the rural area of Mhondoro in the Mashonaland province of northern Zimbabwe. She began playing the mbira, an ancient thumb piano, in the early 1960s. At …

Five Fun Fiction Books for Kids and Teens Featuring Disabled Characters

Disability representation is slowly increasing in books geared toward children and teens. In 2019 the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – a library that allows teachers, librarians and researchers to view books before deciding which ones to buy – found that only 3.4 percent of books it received from publishers included …


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