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 …

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 …

Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz will be one of two new co-anchors of PBS NewsHour starting on January 2. Nawaz, currently the flagship evening news program’s chief correspondent, and Geoff Bennett will be replacing Judy Woodruff, who on December 30 is stepping down from the NewsHour anchor seat she has held since 2013. Nawaz is a first-generation American, …

Rosario Dawson Storyline Online

Acclaimed actor, activist, and philanthropist Rosario Dawson is the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy program Storyline Online. Dawson reads her personal favorite Julius, the Baby of the World, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, Julius, the Baby of the World tells the tale of Lilly, …

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 …

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 …

LUNAFEST Austin 2022

Girls That Create and Brentwood Social House are hosting an in-person LUNAFEST® on Friday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. The fundraising shorts film festival will benefit the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave, which works with young authors ages six to 18 in Central Texas by providing programs in creative writing, journalism, college essay writing, resume writing, …

Yayoi Kusama

In 1965, Yayoi Kusama used mirrors as reflective devices in her work. They would become a dominant feature of her Infinity Mirror Rooms, bringing Kusama worldwide admiration. Visitors to the installations see their reflection extend into infinity while simultaneously having intimate and individualized experiences. Now in her ninth decade, Kusama’s imagination remains richly creative. Infinity …

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