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Damsels in Progress salute Carol Burnett

The Damsels in Progress are excited to present their first video project as inspired by Carol Burnett. They have been working with Reel Grrls, Inc. and are learning how to write, film and edit short films. Elise Ferenzc was an incredible mentor and editor. We […]

Frida Kahlo – Seeing through her eyes

Frida Kahlo – Seeing through her eyes

Female Focus Damsel leader – Delphine Influential woman – Frida Kahlo Why Frida? – I chose Frida Kahlo because when I was young I learned about a really great artist named Frida Kahlo when I was doing art at school. So, when my mom asked […]

Damsels in Progress visit Courtroom of Judge Crawford-Willis

Damsels in Progress visit Courtroom of Judge Crawford-Willis

Earlier this year, the Damsels learned about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and were inspired to learn more about how to become a judge. This fall, the group was fortunate enough to be invited to visit Judge Anita Crawford-Willis in her courtroom. She was […]

Ellen DeGeneres – Be Kind

Ellen DeGeneres – Be Kind

Maya hosted the October meeting and asked her fellow Damsels to learn about Ellen DeGeneres. Maya selected her because she has made Maya laugh for years, and Maya appreciates her kindness and bravery.  To prepare for the meeting, the group read from Ellen’s Wikepedia page, […]

Damsels in Progress Run for Fun inspired by Kathrine Switzer

Damsels in Progress Run for Fun inspired by Kathrine Switzer

The Damsels in Progress had their first fun run early this October. They decided during their meeting back in March that they would love to run around a local park loop (5K) to raise awareness of Kathrine Switzer’s historic Boston Marathon run. They each personalized […]

Alex Morgan – World Cup and Olympic Soccer Champion

Alex Morgan – World Cup and Olympic Soccer Champion

This fall, Noemi decided focus on Alex Morgan, one of her personal heroes. To prepare fore the meeting, she shared videos of Alex being interviewed, being honored by President Obama and a few of her most amazing goals. The Damsels also read her biography and 13 […]

Oprah Winfrey – The Queen of Media

Oprah Winfrey – The Queen of Media

Jewel hosted the August Damsels meeting and chose to learn more about Oprah Winfrey. The girls all prepared by watching several videos (Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech, Oprah’s advice for girls), reading her Wikipedia entry and an article about how she empowers girls around the world. The meeting […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Notorious RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Notorious RBG

For the month of July, Ansuya asked the Damsels to read I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and to go see the movie RBG. Many in the group did at least one and all came well informed. After catching up […]

Emma Watson – What is feminism?

Emma Watson – What is feminism?

Laurence hosted the May meeting and asked her fellow Damsels to learn more about Emma Watson and to come prepared to talk about feminism. She shared the following videos and articles: Emma Watson biography on Wikipedia, Emma Watson’s speech to the United Nations, Emma Watson in conversation […]

Misty Copeland – A Life in Motion

Misty Copeland – A Life in Motion

Ballerina Misty Copeland was the inspiration for the Damsels this April. Maddie selected Misty because ballet is also her passion. The girls prepared for the meeting by reading an article about Misty breaking barriers as well as watching a video about the Barbie doll created […]