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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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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. […]

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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 […]