So this is cool, right? Nick News taped a Women’s History Month special featuring a panel of teens from across the country—girls and boys, feminists and non-feminists—to sit down and have a chatty with Gloria Steinem about whether or not we still need feminism. We are ultra excited about this special, and not just because 3 SPARKteam members are on it! It airs Monday April 1st at 8pm, and we’re hosting a twitter livechat to coincide with the east coast broadcast. Click thru for deets—we hope you can join us!
Y’all, it’s already been a YEAR since our first SPARK Summit in NYC! I can’t believe it! Luckily just yesterday we recovered this amazing video full of clips and highlights from the Summit, so now I can watch it and relive what an awesome day it was. You should watch it too—and if you dig what you see, consider hosting a Summit in your own community!
Where does a child saying, “it’s not fair, you’re not the boss of me!” come from? We need to preserve that— especially in girls. Culture tells girls to become female impersonators…Now, the sexualization of girls has started so young that it’s taking away that period of freedom that used to go until 9 or 10. We are in danger of losing that core that said, “It’s not fair.”
Gloria Steinem at SPARK Summit's reception.
(Even without notes in front of her, Gloria Steinem brings it in a speech.)
Sitting in the atmosphere of the future I felt we were Russian dolls; each of us is within the other.