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I did it!

It's been ONE YEAR since the launch of Zora & Amelia. Thank you thank you thank you, to all who have helped me this year.

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*Editor's Note: This essay from Hayden Leigh Dorney-MacDonald of Horace Mann Elementary School is shared with her permission. She so powerfully argues for better books to inspire fearless girls to follow their dreams. Hayden, we hear you! Check out Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Bravery Magazine to start...  Name: Hayden Leigh Dorney-MacDonald (4th grade) Topic: Gender Audience: Children’s book author      We should have more fairy tales with strong independent fearless girls. First,  when you write a fairy tale with pathetic girls it gives kids a false idea of life. Some things that fairy tales claim to be...

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Hi fellow feminists ----  In the spirit of closing out 2017 and going into 2018 with open eyes and a full heart, I wanted to check in with you about the past, present, and future for Zora & Amelia. Pretty please give this a quick read. I don't want to be a spammy marketing person. I just truly want to make a difference in a world where we have to have a #MeToo moment to finally call attention to sexual harassment's prevalence in society. In a world where we have a President tweeting insults at women nearly daily. In a...

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After Thanksgiving, I'll be packing my bags and jetting off to Hyderabad, India, to be part of the United States of America delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit! Thanks to the U.S. Department of State, I've been selected to attend (with a full travel scholarship) and meet 1500 entrepreneurs from across the globe.  With a theme of Women First, Prosperity For All, this Summit will have over 50% female business owners, and discuss the ins and outs of running a business. Follow the action here on Facebook.

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This blog is cross-posted from Build & Imagine with their permission. Build & Imagine was founded by Laurie Peterson, after noticing that the kind of play experiences she loved as a child (involving building, problem solving, designing and experimenting) were not well reflected in the “girls” section of most toy stores. She aims to create construction toys that both girls and boys will love. Princess Or Pioneer? 250 Empowering Halloween Costumes for Girls It can be tough to find empowering costumes for girls. I received a catalog from the Spirit Store this week that inspired this post. There were a few...

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