Tag Archives: Girls

Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability

In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie was released with the controversial voice fragment, “Math class is hard.” While the toy’s release met with public backlash, this underlying assumption persists, propagating the myth that women do not thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields due to biological deficiencies in math aptitude. Jessica Cantlon at Carnegie… Read More »

New social media scheme encourages girls to follow positive figures such as Michelle Obama

A groundbreaking scheme shown to “transform” the mental health of youngsters will soon be rolled out at schools across the country. The project, which diverts them from negative influences on social media such as photoshopped models and the Kardashian clan, was built on a study of teenagers who were asked to follow at least four inspirational… Read More »

Obesity Rate Is Lower Among Black Girls With Asthma in Underprivileged Areas

Asthma and obesity are two health conditions that disproportionately affect Black youth. But the first condition may protect young Black females living in disadvantaged neighborhoods from the latter, according to new findings published in Obesity Science & Practice, reports LSU Health New Orleans. In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated the body mass… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »