Ishida Dance Founder Brett Ishida

When she was four years old, Ishida Dance founder Brett Ishida remembers putting on ballet productions in her bedroom, where she simultaneously was the choreographer, director, and prima ballerina. “I would have dreams about my own productions,” she remembered. “I realized I needed to be doing this. People haven’t seen things like the stuff I …

national womens conference

Analysis | Some of what the attendees of the 1977 conference hoped for has happened. Much of it has not — but it still can. Originally published by The 19th. Written by Errin Haines. I spent much of this week watching Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing, which will likely result in her becoming the …

Creative Kids Magazine Top Picks & Recommendations

I love every opportunity for the kids’ eyes to not be on a screen. That’s why I’m a fan of these creative kids magazines, as are my girls.   Kazoo Magazine Kazoo has been showing up in our mailbox since its launch in 2016. Since then, they’ve won three Parents’ Choice Gold Awards and a …

self-confidence girls

Why should parents and caregivers focus on building self-confidence in kids? Best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D., has answers and tips on how to do so. Dr. Borba is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. Why Parents Should Build Self-Confidence in Kids Most people think that good self-esteem …

2022 California Conference for Women Recap

Kicking off with the theme “Renew. Reconnect. Re-ignite.” the 2022 California Conference for Women inspired and connected attendees nationwide with renowned speakers, virtual networking, and career advancement opportunities. Women were encouraged to celebrate their power, embrace emotions, and pursue a hopeful future in the wake of the pandemic. Being my first women’s conference, I was …

Infants Need Movement and Play

When people set personal fitness goals and establish their physical exercise routines, there’s a group of cuddly individuals that is often left out – infants! Historically, infant active movement has been perceived as a personality characteristic. It’s assumed that infants are plenty active on their own, without needing adult intervention to encourage movement. However, research …

Documentary: Becoming Helen Keller

Helen Keller has become a beacon for anyone interested in making a lasting contribution to the world. American Masters, an award-winning signature PBS series, captures that sentiment with their documentary Becoming Helen Keller. This film reveals little-known details of Keller’s personal life and examines her public persona and advocacy, including the progressive reforms she helped …

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Photographer and Author Deborah Cole

Female entrepreneurship and creativity were far-flung ideas to Deborah Cole growing up in 1960s Texas. She remembers playing “What Shall I Be?”, a girls’ board game that limited players to “choosing” careers as either a teacher, nurse, model, ballerina, actress, or airline hostess. Owning a business was not an option. Today, as a photographer, motivational …