Meeting recap

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, […]

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 […]

Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

For the first meeting of 2018, Amélie selected Kathrine Switzer. She saw a photo of Jock Semple trying to pull off Kathrine’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 […]