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May 24

Chloé Arnold
(via Video Profile: Chloé Arnold of Chloé and Maud Productions | Poly Republic)
"I realized that tap dancing was more than just moving your feet around and having some fun, that it really had a legacy and a history and it was one of the original American art forms, just like jazz. I also realized, that as a tap dancer, I had the ability to be a musician as a well as a dancer." (Co-Founder of the D.C. Tap Festival)

Chloé Arnold

(via Video Profile: Chloé Arnold of Chloé and Maud Productions | Poly Republic)

"I realized that tap dancing was more than just moving your feet around and having some fun, that it really had a legacy and a history and it was one of the original American art forms, just like jazz. I also realized, that as a tap dancer, I had the ability to be a musician as a well as a dancer." (Co-Founder of the D.C. Tap Festival)

Mar 08

New Website for Girl Geeks | Poly Republic
“Not only does [The Mary Sue] talk about fanfiction on their “about” page, they also name check scientist Rosalind Franklin. But if we’re being honest, we were drawn in by the fantastic slide show of “token tomboys” from cartoons, television and film; the list includes the yellow Power Ranger, Dixie Kong, and Wonder Woman.”
(cartoon from The Mary Sue, creator unknown)

New Website for Girl Geeks | Poly Republic

Not only does [The Mary Sue] talk about fanfiction on their “about” page, they also name check scientist Rosalind Franklin. But if we’re being honest, we were drawn in by the fantastic slide show of “token tomboys” from cartoons, television and film; the list includes the yellow Power Ranger, Dixie Kong, and Wonder Woman.”

(cartoon from The Mary Sue, creator unknown)

Woman of Note: Ingrid Mattson | Poly Republic
Seeing Muslim women wearing hijabs and attempting to overthrow their governments over the past few weeks challenges a lot of preconceived notions about women in Islam. I bet it would also be news for most to learn that the President of theIslamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a woman.

Woman of Note: Ingrid Mattson | Poly Republic

Seeing Muslim women wearing hijabs and attempting to overthrow their governments over the past few weeks challenges a lot of preconceived notions about women in Islam. I bet it would also be news for most to learn that the President of theIslamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a woman.

vintageblackglamour:

Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912.  Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.  
She was also the great aunt of singer Natalie Cole. In fact, she raised Natalie’s mother Maria and her sisters (her brother’s children) when their mother died in childbirth. Ms. Brown died in 1961.

vintageblackglamour:

Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912.  Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.  

She was also the great aunt of singer Natalie Cole. In fact, she raised Natalie’s mother Maria and her sisters (her brother’s children) when their mother died in childbirth. Ms. Brown died in 1961.

(via mistyknights)

scandinavianlostinankara:

Women’s Day celebration in Cameroon. #IWD

scandinavianlostinankara:

Women’s Day celebration in Cameroon. #IWD

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Feb 14

Nominate a Woman Who is Doing Good in the World -

fuckyeahfeminists:

SELF is searching for inspiring women who make a positive difference in the lives of others. Three extraordinary women will be chosen to each receive $10,000 for their charity, featured in SELF and honored at an awards ceremony in New York City.Go to SELFConnected.com now to nominate yourself or someone you know!

(Source: fuckyeahfeminists)


Honestly, I would say that my greatest success would be taking the very first gig I ever did. I am a bit of a perfectionist and I like to be super-prepared, and it came up last minute and I was freaking out but I didn’t want the opportunity to pass me by. So I went and flew by the seat of my pants and it wasn’t perfect but it started me on a road that I’ve had a lot of fun with. And had I not thrown caution into the wind then and there, I might not ever have done it. 

DJ Ms. NiX

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Honestly, I would say that my greatest success would be taking the very first gig I ever did. I am a bit of a perfectionist and I like to be super-prepared, and it came up last minute and I was freaking out but I didn’t want the opportunity to pass me by. So I went and flew by the seat of my pants and it wasn’t perfect but it started me on a road that I’ve had a lot of fun with. And had I not thrown caution into the wind then and there, I might not ever have done it. 

DJ Ms. NiX

{Go to PolyRepublic.com to view the video profile}

Dec 15

Ellen Johnson

parkjess:

President of Liberia will talk at the TEDWomen.

The first elected female president in Africa ever.

The Economist called her, “the best president the country has ever had.” 

Dec 10

Poly Republic Round Up -

*New Post* Recap of What I’ve Found and What I’ve Done in the past few weeks. Tag under women, inspiration and awesome. 

Secrets of Inspiring Women – Pictory


My best friend Lili held this sign for me when I ran the NYC Marathon, my first. I’d had a tough year, but Lili had lived through a nearly impossible one. She gave birth to premature twins after a month of bed rest and other complications. While the babies were in intensive care and she was recovering, she learned her husband had been unfaithful throughout her pregnancy, the birth, and recovery period. The marriage imploded, but the babies grew strong, Lili adjusted, and found a way forward.
“You’re going to be an astronaut” is a quote from Brendan (our other best friend) who first said this to me the day after a highly unlikely success with a documentary film shoot: “Well, kid. I think you did it! I think you’re going to be an astronaut!” Really, it’s about surviving in the face of adversity, and arriving at an exceptional success because you refused to give up. And while maybe that applies to a first time marathon runner or a film shoot, it’s more applicable when I think of what Lili did that year and continues to do today.

Secrets of Inspiring Women – Pictory

My best friend Lili held this sign for me when I ran the NYC Marathon, my first. I’d had a tough year, but Lili had lived through a nearly impossible one. She gave birth to premature twins after a month of bed rest and other complications. While the babies were in intensive care and she was recovering, she learned her husband had been unfaithful throughout her pregnancy, the birth, and recovery period. The marriage imploded, but the babies grew strong, Lili adjusted, and found a way forward.

You’re going to be an astronaut” is a quote from Brendan (our other best friend) who first said this to me the day after a highly unlikely success with a documentary film shoot: “Well, kid. I think you did it! I think you’re going to be an astronaut!” Really, it’s about surviving in the face of adversity, and arriving at an exceptional success because you refused to give up. And while maybe that applies to a first time marathon runner or a film shoot, it’s more applicable when I think of what Lili did that year and continues to do today.