encouraging your child's Individual interests

When her son asked to quit basketball for more time to explore other interests, Christine Horstman was surprised to experience mixed feelings. There just wasn’t enough time for the demanding basketball schedule and the time and space he desired to nourish his creativity. The reasoning made perfect sense. But for Horstman, it meant no longer …

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 …

NMWA online museum programs

Did you know the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts is in Washington, D.C.? With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. The museum addresses gender imbalance in the presentation of art …

keeping kids curious

Kids are naturally curious. But various forces in the environment can dampen their curiosity over time. Can anything be done to keep kids’ curiosity alive? For answers to this question, The Conversation U.S. turned to Perry Zurn, a philosophy professor at American University and author of three books on curiosity, including “Curious Minds: The Power …

An online closer look at the many faces of Frida Kahlo through her life, art and legacy. artsandculture.google.com

Read inspiring stories about trailblazing women artists in the 2022 edition of the online comic series “Drawn to Art: Ten Tales of Inspiring Women Artists.” americanart.si.edu

Poet Laureate Ada Limón

“Ada Limón is a poet who connects.” This was how Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden introduced the 24th poet laureate of the United States. From my perspective as a poet and writing teacher, “a poet who connects” is a perfect encapsulation of who the poet laureate should be – and why I see Limón as …

Megan Piphus Peace, 29, plays a 6-year-old Black girl named Gabrielle. smithsonianmag.com

Word of Mom Radio Podcast

Word of Mom Radio (WoM) has been sharing women’s wisdom on BlogTalkRadio for more than eight years. Girls That Create founder Erin Prather Stafford recently returned to the show to chat with host Dori DeCarlo. They discussed GTC’s Creator Spotlight series, tips for parents whose kids are learning to maneuver the online world, and how …