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Have you heard of Bessie Stringfield? She rode across America to become the "Motorcycle Queen" of the 1930s. Click link for more...

She Was The First Black Woman To Bike Across America — And She Did It At The Height Of Jim Crow

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Jeroo Billimoria is a social entrepreneur and the founder of several international NGOs, her most recent initiatives include Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), Aflatoun International, Childline India and Child Helpline International (CHI), Jeroo Billimoria

Why do you think women shy away from celebrating or praising themselves so much?

Socialization. It’s the simplest way to say it. Years of socialization have caused women to internalize negative values and lose confidence in themselves. As a result, women often forget to take pride in their achievements.
Having said that, things are changing. More and more women are acting against the negativity and, importantly, platforms, such as THE TRIBE, are being created from which their voices can be heard. Important actors, such as governments and businesses, are starting to address their policies and outlooks to facilitate these changes and this is something that must continue!

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2 months 2 weeks ago

Can we all take a moment to appreciate just how beautiful this young girl is?

Here's how the internet helped this girl love her skin (via NowThis Her)

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Pet Sitter, Veteran owned business based in New Braunfels, Texas, Gabrielle Gonzales

How did you identify your passion and the work that satisfied you versus work that just paid the bills?

In my short life time I’ve had many jobs that just paid bills, a career that has been changed a few times and the creation of my very own business. The one thing that remained the same in all my endeavors was my empathy. Empathy may seem small compared to ambition or the need to be number but empathy for me stems from my passion to help others. What gives me self-worth is my ability to help others whenever I can, in a way it has allowed me to become a natural born leader in every environment. I can honestly say when I’m clocking in and out from a 9-5 or finding new ways to help improve my own business you can always count on my passion and empathy shining through. I’ll never stop caring for others or improving the lives around me with an act of kindness or a simple smile. What makes me who I am, also makes me versatile in any field while finding my own purpose in life.

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A driver racially-abused this Asian-American reporter. Click to find out what she responded...

This Asian American reporter clapped back after dealing with a racist encounter

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We love this! Girls should be able to buy an astronaut t-shirt without having to go into the boy’s section - right?!

These women are using clothes to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers

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“How do you do it all? I don't. If I'm killing it at work then I've probably not made a few meals at home. If I'm gym fit, then I probably missed a few catch ups with friends. If I'm out with my girls, my partner is probably missing out on some quality time. Something is always missed for the thing I attended. I'm not super human, but I am a super human. It's time to shatter this superwoman myth because it's not real. The reality is we are spinning plates. Some smash, some don't. And we Tribe because of that, not despite it. Double tap to smash the SuperWoman myth” - Samata. #TribeVibes #WhyITribe #MythBusters

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Designer, Owner, Artist, Deanna Cashen

Who will eternally be a woman you admire and respect, and why?

That would have to be Katherine Johnson from the NASA space program! When I saw the movie Hidden Figures I was completely enthralled by the brilliance that all three women portrayed. But Miss Katherine Johnson reminds me of my late Mother. Both were mathematical geniuses whose work ethics were unparalleled in their government careers. They were also both “hidden”. At a time when women of color and women in general were not valued for their intellect, Miss Johnson was a trailblazer for many generations to come. Empowering that nothing is impossible when you use your gifts to achieve! I’m eternally grateful for Miss Katherine Johnson and thrilled that her story came to light for all.

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2 months 2 weeks ago

TRIBEsters, please watch this powerful video.

These 3 sentences changed her life forever. Lisa Nichols shares her best actionable advice on how to make it through even your most troubling times.

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Wow, what an inspiration.

This young, single mother has shared her emotional journey since being diagnosed with cancer

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Online retailer of vintage fabric, Rachel Mansi

In light of your understanding of our hashtag #WhyITribe, why do you think it is important to celebrate who we already are today?

There’s always more to strive for, and when we achieve that, we move the goalposts again. This may motivate some people to push themselves further, towards their goals, but will they ever be able to just sit still in the now, and feel ok in their own skin? If we never feel ‘good enough’, what is there to celebrate?
Personally I find that being happy with who I am right now is a much more positive motivating force. I want to do things – work hard, exercise, eat well – because I feel like I deserve the joy and health they will bring me, rather than because they will make me ‘better’ in some way.
Loving ourselves as we are frees up our time and energy for more important tasks, like changing the world around us for the better, for ourselves and for future generations!

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2 months 3 weeks ago

Take a look at this incredible ‘Afro Art’ showing the beauty of natural hair, modelled by young black girls.

This 'Afro Art' photo series is showing the beauty of natural Black hair on young girls (via NowThis Her)

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Claire Wineland was an amazing woman whose activism inspired thousands. We are sad to hear of her passing.

Claire Wineland, YouTube star and activist, dies at 21

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Certified spiritual and recovery coach, Rachel Kellogg,

How did you identify your passion and the work that satisfied you versus work that just paid the bills?

How I pay the bills is only my “do”, versus my passion is what I’m called to “be”—it’s who I am. There’s a stark difference there because for years I settled in my professional career and put off who I am because I told myself I couldn’t afford to go after who I truly wanted to be. I was absolutely miserable “doing” because my purpose wasn’t being fulfilled, nor was my calling. In order for me to feel worthy in this life, I now know I must be willing to sacrifice the “do” in order to “be” the woman I am called to be. My “do”-ing won’t impact the world, but my “be”-ing can. With great being, comes great doing.

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12 steps to self care...

12 Steps To Self Care

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This lady is amazing. When women say we can multi-task, we really mean it!

This is the power of women

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Acting Press Secretary for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Stephanie L. Schierholz

Name a time recently when you said something good about yourself / how did that make you feel?

I recently was told I will be winning a significant award at work, a high honor, and a recognition of a lot of hard work and time I’ve put into my job in the last couple years. At first I only told a couple of close friends about the award – and the message that I am good at my job! – even though it makes me quite proud to be receiving it. One friend in particular who has been a regular champion of me asked me when we were celebrating – not if, but when. His response reminded me how awesome it is and that I should celebrate this achievement.

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This spoken word poem for young black girls is really worth a listen...

This spoken word poem for young black girls is moving, beautiful, and necessary

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Campaign Manager at Women for Women International - UK, Paulina Stachnik

For you personally, what is the difference between feminism and empowerment?

For me feminism and empowerment are two sides of the same coin – you can’t have one without the other. Fundamentally, feminism is the idea that, as human beings, we deserve equality in terms of the opportunities we’re given and the how far we can push our potential. Empowerment is about the results of those ideas – it’s the economic, political and social power we can gain from having those opportunities in the first place. Feminism comes in various shapes and forms – there is no one size fits all – but empowerment is the end objective. Feminists can be CEO’s or stay at home mums, but the point of empowerment is that you’re able to make those choices for yourself in a society that has the built-in structures – whether it’s equal pay, affordable daycare options, or male toilets equipped with changing tables – to support those decisions.

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"I feel a great sense of responsibility to be a positive role model. There are so few women in this profession and too many women who still don’t think of it as a career option," says Captain Stephanie Johnson. "When I was hired by Northwest Airlines, there were 12 African-American women airline pilots in the country at the major airlines, and I knew all of their names."

Delta’s first black female captain: ‘Taking off was the thrill of my life’

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3 months 2 days ago

Police Officer Celeste Ayala got everything she deserved!

Police Officer Breastfeeds Severely Malnourished Baby In Children's Hospital

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International public speaker, Overcomer and policy consultant in the movement to end Human Trafficking, Anna Ptak

Why do you think women shy away from celebrating or praising themselves so much?

I believe that women shy away from celebrating themselves for a few reasons. I think the first one that I can relate to is when women do not understand their self worth. When I didn’t love myself I thought that enjoying any attention shown to me was selfish. I didn’t think I was worthy of receiving attention. I would walk around with my head looking at the ground. If we do not celebrate who we are, who will?
Another reason I feel that women shy away from celebrating themselves is this societal idea that mainly celebrates women when they have a boyfriend, get married or have a child. This is very common in the south of the US. It can be really hard to celebrate a woman who gets a promotion when the society-based goal is to meet these other traditional expectations. Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe that mother’s are definitely worth celebrating. I just believe there should be a more equal level of celebration amongst women regardless of what season of life they are in.

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3 months 4 days ago

Wow, women never fail to amaze us!!

New Zealand's minister for women cycles to hospital to give birth

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3 months 5 days ago

This is why men shouldn't tell women they prefer a 'natural look' - we will bite back!

Women Share What Happens When Men Tell Them They Prefer A 'Natural Look'

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Founder & Executive Designer, 11:11 COLLECTION, Erin Ducharme

How does society reinforce the idea we are not enough and how can we take that power back?

I guess it would depend which society we’re talking about. If we’re talking about first world society, then society reinforces the “we are not enough” idea, by airbrushing every model, filtering every non-perfection for television & film, running 24 hour marathons of wildly rich twenty-somethings, ignoring Male/Female quality of life statistics, etc. Basically by creating what I call a “false positive’ which is, finessing everything female, until it presents as everything “Stepford Barbie.” We can take our power back by remembering our goals & our plan of action to make them happen. We can take our power back by never turning our back on a situation that is demoralizing to a woman. We can take our power back by standing on our feet, taking a deep breath and saying out loud “I’M ENOUGH AS FUCK!”

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Tessa Puma, 7, is winning dance competitions all over the world and she isn't letting anything get in her way.

7-year-old wins dance competition after losing one leg

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These ladies celebrated in true TRIBEster style!!

These Rad Bridesmaids Threw A Warrior-Themed Bachelorette Party

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Model, Writer & Entrepeneur, Mulan Itoje,

How do you overcome the tendency to discredit compliments you are given?

I have sat down and discussed the best way to receive a compliment, either by giving it back or just a simple thank you. If someone calls me beautiful then I believe that person is also beautiful; for taking the time to sprinkle their happiness in my direction, it goes beyond their looks.

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3 months 1 week ago

"For Hulk, the visual representation focuses on his strength. For She-Hulk, all we see is an emphasis on sexuality," says artist Shreya Arora, who grew up reading comic books.

Fighting sexism in comic book covers
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3 months 1 week ago

We are so excited to share Paulina Stachnik’s Interview with you. We asked Paulina - For you personally, what is the difference between feminism and empowerment?
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For me feminism and empowerment are two sides of the same coin – you can’t have one without the other. Fundamentally, feminism is the idea that, as human beings, we deserve equality in terms of the opportunities we’re given and the how far we can push our potential. Empowerment is about the results of those ideas – it’s the economic, political and social power we can gain from having those opportunities in the first place. Feminism comes in various shapes and forms – there is no one size fits all – but empowerment is the end objective. Feminists can be CEO’s or stay at home mums, but the point of empowerment is that you’re able to make those choices for yourself in a society that has the built-in structures – whether it’s equal pay, affordable daycare options, or male toilets equipped with changing tables – to support those decisions.
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For the rest of Paulina’s interview head over to our ‘Interview’ highlight. #WhyITribe #TribeVibes #Interview

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What a beautiful idea. Honouring and celebrating women who deserve to feel valued and respected.

'It's great to be treated like a human again.' — This chorus is giving homeless women a place to feel valued and respected (via @NowThis)

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CEO of Living with Purpose Media; I'm a woman unapologetically moving and raising MILLIONS. I am a producer (Broadway and film), soon to be author, and success coach/aka Bad Ass Fairy Godmother, Wendy Elizabeth Timmons

Why do you think women shy away from celebrating or praising themselves so much?

Simple…because women have been rewarded for centuries for DOWNPLAYING themselves, for brushing off compliments etc. We have been taught that celebrating ourselves means we are not gracious. Humility has been ridiculously overglorified. One can be kind but celebrate her oneness and her infinite feminine power.

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We think her body looks strong and beautiful, but what matters most is that she is happy regardless of society’s shaming.

'This Is My New Body': Chrissy Teigen Shares Video Of Stretch Marks After Having Second Baby

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3 months 2 weeks ago

Maryland student testifies about taking a knee at school board meeting - what an incredibly brave young girl!

Watch this little girl who was punished for taking a knee in class make her case at a school board meeting

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Working actress, mother, producer and advocate for a better future, Priyanka Bose

Why do you think women shy away from celebrating or praising themselves so much?

I can only say for myself…being hard on oneself keeps us away from celebrating a moment of exchange and goodness. Being true. We are always defending ourselves or have an armour of protection to prevent us from making wrong choices. Also, the media painting unrealistic beauty standards doesn’t allow young girls to celebrate being in their bodies.

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“I’ve also seen comments from women on other women’s makeup (too much, too little, too old/young/bright)...it’s a choice and it shouldn’t be celebrated,” says writer Grace Fodor.

We Should Be Striving To Make Society More Accepting Of Our Rights To Look How We Want

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What do you think of Elin Ersson? We think she is brave for, quite literally, standing up for her beliefs.

This student refused to let her plane take off to try and stop a man from being deported to Afghanistan

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Freelance journalist and presenter, Gwen Teo

Name a time recently when you said something good about yourself / how did that make you feel?

Recently I have decided to start planning my own creative project. It is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now, but as a mother (and for many others too) it is much safer to walk the road you already know well. This time I chose a different path. And I’m proud of it.

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3 months 2 weeks ago

Well, this made us chuckle.

Breastfeeding Mum Had Best Response When She Was Told To ‘Cover Up’ By A Man

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Meet this absolute hero...we are in awe.

This woman delivered her own baby in a hotel bathroom and the story is W I L D

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Executive Director EMEA Head of FX, Commodities & Rates JP Morgan Private Bank, Meenal Patel

WhyITribe (the reason you think it’s important to celebrate who you already are):

I remember a time not so long ago when I was promoted into a new role at work. It was a big deal. When I first started work at the age of 22, this was the moment that I had dreamt about. Yet, when it happened for me, I was instantly brushing off the achievement and thinking to the next milestone. I barely told my family and friends. Then, one day, one of the younger women who works for me turned and said to me: “Why don’t you celebrate your achievements? If you don’t, then why should I celebrate when I do well?” This really struck a chord with me. In that instant, I realised that if I don’t celebrate my achievements, both professional and personal, then what kind of example am I setting? I am proud of what I have achieved in my career and I am proud of the choices I have made in my personal life; the places I have travelled to, the things I have done, the people I have met, and my continual journey of personal growth. I shouldn’t brush that off. Yes, there are still many things on my list that I am yet to do, but I should not diminish the importance of taking a moment to pat myself on the back for what I have already done. If I ever have children, I would want them to be proud and rejoice their successes. That lesson needs first to be taught by me, so I must practice what I preach.

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Wearable tech meets keeping women safe - what a fantastic idea!

This smart necklace records and sends audio alerts to protect women from sexual violence (via NowThis Her)

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Meet the interesting women paving the way for gender equality and empowerment.

11 Inspiring, Strong and Influential Women of Pakistan | DESIblitz

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Emmy Nominated Reporter, Unreported World, Channel 4, Shaunagh Connaire

How does society reinforce the idea we are not enough and how can we take that power back?

I feel that because we’re not afraid to show emotion and use our EQ in everything we do – this can sometimes be mis-interpreted as weakness. I think we should use our EQ as an apparatus to create change and build a level playing field where both men and women can work as equals and EQ and IQ are also deemed equal.

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We have some great reading for you guys today from our interview with Gabrielle...
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How does society reinforce the idea that we are not enough and how can we take that power back?
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One of the ways society reinforces the idea that women aren’t enough by attacking women’s insecurities. I notice more and more each day that women are always brought down by their looks or being told if they start doing “this” maybe you will be happier. Just the suggestive nature in which society defines beauty in magazines and social media platforms has been the leading case of eating disorders and increase in depression amongst women. We are bombarded with images of celebrities who have altered their bodies and are now being renowned as ideal beauty standards. Not to mention the number of celebrities who are representing and advertising companies that sell waist trainers and fat burners that are not approved by doctors. It’s crazy to think we live in a world where women are not being recognized for their intelligence or ability, but rather being judged on how small her waist size is...
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"Always follow your dream and don’t let anyone take it from you," says 17-year-old, Alyssa Carson.

NASA Is Preparing A 17-Year-Old Girl To Become First Human To Reach Mars

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Associate, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Annie Edmonds

How do you overcome the tendency to discredit compliments you are given?

I try and say thank you. And I try and force myself NOT to try and explain why I may not deserve it. For example, someone says “you look lovely today” and my instinct is to say “ugh really? I don’t feel it”. However I try and say “thank you” with a smile and take a moment to absorb and enjoy it.

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