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Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Notorious RBG

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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 […]

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Misty Copeland – A Life in Motion

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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 in her likeness. Some of the Damsels also read the […]

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Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

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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 the following materials: http://kathrineswitzer.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathrine Switzer http://kathrineswitzer.com/about-kathrine/kathrine-switzer-faqs/ https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/us/boston-marathon-kathrine-switzer-trnd/index.html   During […]

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Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

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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 the group in a discussion about Michelle Waterson. The girls […]