Meeting recap

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 […]

Katherine Johnson and NASA

Katherine Johnson and NASA

Inspired by the amazing movie Hidden Figures, the Damsels’ reading and discussion focused on Katherine Johnson this month. Laurence selected the book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky and suggested that the group read the section about Katherine Johnson […]

Maya Lin, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the environment

Maya Lin, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the environment

The second Damsels meeting was just as fun and even more interactive than the first. The girls participated in an ice breaker called “Me Too”. They took turns telling the group about something they like, a ball of yarn was then passed to everyone else […]

Billie Jean King and Title IX

Billie Jean King and Title IX

Following weeks of planning and a kick-off meeting with their parents, the Damsels in Progress successfully held their first meeting! They read the fantastic book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl and focused on Billie Jean King for this […]