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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 […]

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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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Misty Copeland Damsels in Progress Barbie

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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Pet food drive to benefit the Animal Humane Society

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Damsels in Progress pet food drive

The Damsels were very inspired by Dr. Temple Grandin’s ability to understand animals. During their December meeting, they decided to do something to help local pets awaiting new homes. They ended up partnering with All the Best Pet Care to host a food drive benefiting the Seattle Animal Humane Society. The drive was a huge success […]

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Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

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Damsels in Progress Katherine Switzer

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 […]