Last Mile Education Fund just surprised 22 tech graduates by paying their student debt. Here’s why.
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
2y ago
Last Mile Debt Relief Initiative for Tech Equity 2022 Inaugural Recipients In May 2020, Aliya Kingwood graduated from Morgan State University, a historically Black institution in Baltimore in the midst of the COVID-19 shut-down. It had taken her eight long years to complete her undergraduate degree in computer and electrical engineering. Pregnant at the age of 19, she had a young son to raise while pursuing a challenging and time intensive degree. She nearly gave up several times. She says she failed out and dropped out for a year. The Last Mile Education Fund provided her a laptop and other n ..read more
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These Women are Working to Save Thousands of Lives through Organ Donation Reform
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
2y ago
Ninety percent of Americans support organ donation. It’s something we agree on across the country. But… thousands of organs go unrecovered from potential donors every year, while more than 100,000 Americans wait for life saving transplants. Smart Girls caught up with four amazing women working to save lives and change what’s possible. 1. Mandy Teefey, executive producer and the mother of kidney transplant patient Selena Gomez Mandy Teefey is an Executive Producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Twenty-three Americans die every day waiting for a kidney transplant. Another ten die waitin ..read more
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Dive into a very special Camp GoldieBlox Field Trip TOMORROW 12:15pm PT
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
3y ago
We will be going under the sea with aquanauts Samantha T. Porter, Sydney Hamilton, and Adele Luta to make biodegradable glitter and oobleck filled Globbles! You will learn what a day in the life of an aquanaut is all about, plus we will answer all of your eagerly anticipated questions like “how is being an aquanaut like being a mermaid?!: WHEN: SATURDAY JULY 17TH (TOMORROW) TIME: 12:15 PM PT / 3:15PM ET WHERE: AMY POEHLER’S SMART GIRLS FACEBOOK LIVE Dive into a very special Camp GoldieBlox Field Trip TOMORROW 12:15pm PT was originally published in Amy Poehler's Smart Girls on Medium ..read more
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Come with us on a Scavenger Hunt!
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
3y ago
Are you as excited as we are? Well, obviously! CAMP GOLDIEBLOX: Adventures at Eureka Point premieres today and there is so much fun to be had. https://medium.com/media/b0f35cf4e53965e4d7433243673b8b57/href In this first episode you get to meet our super special campers: Jia, Malachi, and Kiarra. They are on a scavenger hunt and really really want to beat the blue cabin! All is going well until there’s a bridge fail…. Watch Out! Thankfully, the camp’s genius mad scientist, Kitty, knows just what to do and enlists some old friends to help. Mechanical Engineer and Toy Maker Debbie Ster ..read more
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Come with us on a Scavenger Hunt!
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
3y ago
Are you as excited as we are? Well, obviously! CAMP GOLDIEBLOX: Adventures at Eureka Point premieres today and there is so much fun to be had. In this first episode you get to meet our super special campers: Jia, Malachi, and Kiarra. They are on a scavenger hunt and really really want to beat the blue cabin! All is going well until there’s a bridge fail…. Watch Out! Thankfully, the camp’s genius mad scientist, Kitty, knows just what to do and enlists some old friends to help. Mechanical Engineer and Toy Maker Debbie Sterling, STEM Educator and Media Entrepreneur Vanessa HIll and St ..read more
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Wiki-a-thon engagement + simple how to page
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by shift7
3y ago
Help us close the gender gap on Wikipedia! This International Women’s Day (and beyond) a coalition is coming together and we need you!! So far we are shift7, AnitaB.org, blackcomputeHER.org, TimesUp Tech, AfroCROWD Wikimedia Initiative and User Group, Wiki Women in Red, Indigenous DC, the Female Quotient, Women in AI, Thousand Eyes On Me, Women Techmakers, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls (phew!). We are all coming together in coalition to help close the gender gap on Wikipedia — sometimes called the “WikiGap.” https://medium.com/media/158fb620b83e11eb8d46aa4ed9c5b710/hrefJoin us in editing and ..read more
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Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center
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by SmartGirls Staff
4y ago
We’re so thrilled for Transgender Law Center’s takeover of our Instagram account this week! The Disability Project is an initiative of Sebastian Margaret housed at the Transgender Law Center. This programming lined up for you all will ground us in disability justice movements, connect disability justice to the uprisings for Black lives, and lift up the #TransDisabledBrilliance that is so often overlooked. Today’s conversation features Ericka Dixon and Syrus Marcus Ware. Did you know that up to half of people killed by police are disabled? The demand to #DefundPolice is a disability justice de ..read more
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Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center & the Trans Justice…
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
4y ago
Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center & the Trans Justice Funding Project We’re so thrilled for Transgender Law Center’s takeover of our Instagram account this week! The Disability Project is an initiative of Sebastian Margaret housed at the Transgender Law Center. This programming lined up for you all will ground us in disability justice movements, connect disability justice to the uprisings for Black lives, and lift up the #TransDisabledBrilliance that is so often overlooked. Today was a our second conversation featuring Gabriel Foster in conversat ..read more
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Conversations with The Disability Project at The Transgender Law Center
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
by SmartGirls Staff
4y ago
This week the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center is taking over Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls IG. Below is our first conversation “Where Have we Been and Where Do we Go from Here?” featuring Xoai Pham, Digital Media Sorceress at TLC and Sebastian Margaret, founder of the Disability Project. Tune into our IG live tomorrow at noon PT /3pm ET for our second conversation “Black Trans Disabled Activists Leading the Way” with Gabriel Foster, Co-founder and ED of the Trans Justice Funding Project. https://medium.com/media/4927e98fd9ae18aea397a0b7a30ab5aa/href Transcript below: >> ..read more
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What’s My Stage Again: 5 Years
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by Robin Browne
4y ago
My memory’s not so good. Wait, I take that back. My long-term memory’s alright, it’s my short-term that’s like wet papier-mâché. Things I said in high school, landline phone numbers memorized in childhood, lines from books I read years ago — those are permanently stuck. But ask me the plot of the movie I watched last weekend or the name of the friend you just introduced me to, and I couldn’t tell you. When someone reminds me mid-story that I’ve told them this before, I feel my brain pop and fizz like an Alka-Seltzer, effervescent with shame. This month marks five years since my cancer di ..read more
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