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Dame Emma Thompson – Acts like herself

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Ansuya (theater buff and huge Shakespeare fan) chose Dame Emma Thompson for the Damsel focus this month. She asked the group to learn a bit about Emma Thompson on Wikipedia and they all loved watching her on Ellen (a previous Damsel inspiration!). After sharing dinner, Ansuya asked the group “how and when did Emma Thompson […]

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Emma Gonzalez – Amazing activist

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This month, Laurence chose an amazing young woman to focus on. Emma Gonzalez is a survivor of the Parkland shooting and has become a major activist for gun violence prevention. Laurence asked her friends to watch several videos of Emma including her powerful March For Our Lives speech. After eating dinner and catching up with […]

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Ms. Marvel – She is her own hero

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For the month of February, Amelie selected the first fictional influential woman and asked the rest of the group to learn about Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan). Kamala Khan is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G. Willow Wilson and […]

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Damsels in Progress salute Carol Burnett

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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 hope you enjoy the final product!  

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Michelle Obama – Get Moving

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This January, Mari has decided to ask the Damsels to learn about and celebrate Michelle Obama. She chose Michelle because “she is an inspiring role model for all girls and especially girls of color, she’s strong, smart, and has a great sense of humor.” Mari especially likes Michelle’s guest appearance in James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. […]