Meeting recap

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 […]

Katherine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

Katherine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

For the first meeting of 2018, Amélie selected Katherine Switzer. She saw a photo of Jock Semple trying to pull off Katherine’s bib as she ran in the 1967 Boston Marathon and wanted to learn more. She asked her fellow Damsels to read and watch […]

Temple Grandin – Who shows us the power of a brilliant mind

Temple Grandin – Who shows us the power of a brilliant mind

For the December meeting, Mari asked her fellow Damsels to read and learn about Temple Grandin. They read from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, viewed online articles and watched videos (including the Temple Grandin movie and her TED […]

Carol Burnett – Who showed us that funny women can make it big

Carol Burnett – Who showed us that funny women can make it big

Damsel Delphine chose Carol Burnett as the focus for November. Along with reading about Carol from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, the girls had a fantastic time “researching” Carol Burnett through videos of her show. They came to […]

Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

The UFC Mixed Martial Arts fighter and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Michelle Waterson was the focus of this the October Damsels meet up. The meeting was kicked off with a rousing ice breaker game of Damsel Dodgeball followed by dinner.     Next, Maya led […]

Patti Smith – Who put the poetry in punk rock

Patti Smith – Who put the poetry in punk rock

The artist, poet and musician Patti Smith was the Damsels’ focus for the month of September. Noemi was the meeting leader and choose to read about Patti from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl. In addition to the […]

I Am Malala – How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

I Am Malala – How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

For the August meeting, the Damsels took on their most challenging book to date. They read I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick (Young Readers Edition).  The book was over 200 pages long and most of the Damsels were able to finish it […]

Mae Jemison – Astronaut, Educator and Doctor

Mae Jemison – Astronaut, Educator and Doctor

For the month of July, Jewel asked the group to read about Mae Jemison from the book Women in Science – 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky. They also read a short bio and interview and watched this video of Mae Jemison […]