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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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Ellen DeGeneres – Be Kind

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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, watched her perform on Johnny Carson, watched a video of […]

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Oprah Winfrey – The Queen of Media

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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 opened with an icebreaker using Oprah quotes. They went around […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Notorious RBG

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Damsels in Progress

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 with each other over dinner, Ansuya started a very lively […]

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Emma Watson – What is feminism?

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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 with Malala Yousafzai.   Laurence was really interested in learning […]