Elizabeth Kakar: Q&A With The Elephant Organics Co-Founder

Before launching The Elephant Organics clothing line, Elizabeth Kakar worked full-time in the fashion industry. Her career path evolved after becoming pregnant with her first child, and Kakar began shopping for baby clothes. She was dismayed at the lack of choices regarding sustainable, organic items, so, together with her father-in-law, she decided to do something …

Recap 2021 Texas Conference for Women

This October, Girls That Create intern Yohana Franco had the opportunity to attend the Texas Conference for Women. The event is part of the Conferences for Women, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its mission includes helping to drive discussion on issues of importance to women in business and small business owners. Below is Franco’s recap and …

10 Ways Parents Can Work With Teens for Healthy Social Media Use

Following the Wall Street Journal’s recent report, which revealed that Facebook’s own research indicates that Instagram can be harmful for teenage girls, parents may be left feeling overwhelmed. While there is still much research to be done to understand the nuances of social media’s impacts on young people, experts agree that there are social media …

The Benefits of Imaginary Friends for Children

When my younger brother Bryan started telling my parents and me about his imaginary friend, we were worried. Someone talking to themselves can be jarring, even if that someone is four years old. But what my family discovered is it’s pretty normal for young children to have imaginary friends. And it turns out their temporary …

Three Mindfulness Practices to Share With Your Daughter

While researching his book Tools of Titans, Tim Ferris interviewed over 200 of the world’s most successful thought leaders, creatives, business people, and athletes. They had different backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, GPAs, and IQs. The one thing that over 80 percent of them did have in common was a daily mindset and mindfulness practice. What is …

Let Cynthia Erivo Read You a Story on Storyline Online

Award-winning performing artist Cynthia Erivo is “this close” to getting her EGOT, but she’s not stopping there! Recently, Erivo completed a very special project that’s particularly close to her heart—a children’s book of inspiration drawn from her mother titled Remember to Dream, Ebere. As a gift to millions of fans and young readers everywhere, Erivo …

Nine Tips For Teen Girls to Cope With Social Comparison on Social Media

Since its inception in 2013, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development has become one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing and supporting interdisciplinary scientific research, informing and educating the public, advocating for sound public policy for child health and wellness, and enhancing human capital in the field. Below, …

Celebrate International Day of the Girl With Rebel Girls

It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Rebel Girls brand and its mission to helping raise an inspired and confident global generation of girls. Ahead of International Day of the Girl on October 11, check out their latest book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Edited by …

Girls That Create Hosts LUNAFEST on November 12-14

Girls That Create is thrilled to announce we’re hosting a virtual LUNAFEST® November 12-14, 2021, benefiting nonprofits Chicken & Egg Pictures and Future Front Texas. Since its launch in 2001, LUNAFEST has celebrated the work of over 170 filmmakers in 2,500 screenings nationwide. These important films bring fresh perspectives and inspire communities. LUNAFEST has also …

Ten Halloween Picture Books by Women Authors

There’s something magical about pulling out spooktacular tales to enjoy throughout October. And these ten Halloween picture books by women authors offer loads of spooky snuggles and fun. It’s quite a feat to offer up a storytelling experience that is both visually and textually excellent. From witches to noises, to zombies, to pumpkins, to monsters, …