Body Positivity: Practice Makes Progress

by Sydney Bartels, Girl Talk Ambassador As summer rapidly approaches, body shaming becomes huge. But why? Body shaming just allows others to be harmful and cruel when there is no need to be. As an alternative, body positivity becomes a crucial part in standing up for yourself. So, what is body positivity? Body Positivity is…

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25 Ways to Celebrate National Volunteer Month

Start a Girl Talk Chapter. Have a bake sale & give the proceeds to charity. Run/walk a charity race. Set up a clothing drive. Write letters to send to soldiers. Sign up to be a counselor at a camp for disabled children. Make toys to give to an animal shelter. Help out at your local…

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Alumni Advice On Transitioning To College!

Questions Covered In This Episode Share with us the journey of how you chose the college you are at now.  What were the biggest challenges in the first year and how did you overcome those?  How did you make friends and create a friend group that supports you? What does that look like for you?…

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A Word From Our Founder : Haley Kilpatrick 

Dear Girl Talk Community,  As we are nearing the end of 2021 and embracing a new way of navigating life, I am grateful to be a part Girl Talk. Our organization remains committed to being a part of the solution. 2020 brought new challenges for Girl Talk and our community, with a global pandemic that…

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The Different Seasons Of Friendship With Nadia Pressley

Questions Covered In This Episode What can you do when you start growing apart from a friend to make sure feelings aren’t hurt? Think about which friend you have had the longest, what has made your friendship last? What are the qualities of a good friendship to you? How do you make new friends? Girl…

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Ambassador Advice On Friendship!

Questions Covered In This Episode How have your interests and friends changed over the years? Talk about a time when you have lost touch with a friend, or a friendship has grown apart? When is it okay to let a friendship fade? Without using names, have you ever been disappointed by a friend? Girl Talk…

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Friendships Go Through Different Seasons

Blog Post Written By : Emily Blankenship (Girl Talk Intern) As we get closer to the new school year, many of you are probably looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Making friendships and building them up is very important, but how do we be a good friend? 1.) Good friends are…

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Forgiving Yourself and Others Takes Courage

Blog Post Written By : JaKayla Kellem (Girl Talk Intern) Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens oneself. Forgiving yourself and others can take a lot of courage because it requires that you acknowledge the negative emotions you have towards yourself and others. It can sometimes be scary to acknowledge mistakes…

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Ambassador Advice On Courage!

Questions Covered In This Episode Tell us a time when it has taken you courage to express your emotions. Why is self-advocacy important? What might get in the way of advocating for yourself? Why is forgiveness hard sometimes? Girl Talk Lessons That Go With This Episode Find the lessons recommended below in Girl Talk Connection!…

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What It Takes To Be Courageous With Sha’kayla Nunez!

Questions Covered In This Episode If you perceive yourself as successful, how has a positive self-image played a supportive role in that? Describe a situation where a prominent person in the organization was attempting to intimidate you, how did you react to the situation? Describe one example of courageous leadership action that you’re proud of?…

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Ambassador Advice On Unity

Questions Covered In This Episode Have you ever experienced discrimination? If so, how did it make you feel? If not, how do you think you would feel? What might those who discriminate be missing out on by not interacting with people who are different from them? What are some respectful ways to respond the next…

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Celebrating Pride Month With Dori Kaufman!

Questions Covered In This Episode What does Pride mean to you? What does Unity mean to you? What does unity without agreeing mean and how can we as leaders be unified even if we don’t always agree? What are you excited to do this Pride Month? Are there particular Pride-related events you’ll be attending this…

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Natural Life Scholarship Winner – Grace Quinn

Congratulations Grace Quinn On Winning The Natural Life Scholarship! Learn A Little Bit About Grace : My name is Grace Quinn and I am the Vice President of LEAD, a chapter of Girl Talk in Massachusetts that three of my friends and I created in 2019. I became a Girl Talk Ambassador this year and…

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Natural Life Scholarship Winner – Eliana Love

Congratulations Eliana Love On Winning The Natural Life Scholarship! Learn A Little Bit About Eliana : During my freshman year of high school I attended Girl Talk Camp as a volunteer, where I shadowed counselors and interns. The next year I attended Girl Talk Camp again as a counselor and last year I attended the…

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She Leads – With Melissa Fach

Name:  Melissa Fach Title: Sr SEO Analyst, CAI What would you tell your younger self?  Ignore all the “you can’t” statements you get from others – you can do anything you choose to do. Don’t let the insults and hurtful comments by others turn into negative self-talk.  Be proud to be who you are. What…

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She Leads – With BranDee

Name:  BranDee Title:   Professional Educator, CCI What would you tell your younger self?  Do not dim your light for anyone, no matter what. Keep shining bright regardless. What was your inspiration and what helped you become successful? How do you define success?  Realizing life is too short to be anything but happy. To me,…

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She Leads – With Michelle Miller

Name: Michelle Miller Title: Content Writer, CEI What would you tell your younger self?  Don’t sweat the small stuff What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?   Advertising. I went through Portfolio School for grad school after undergrad to hone my skills. What was…

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She Leads – With Belema Boyle

Name: Belema Boyle Job Title Analysis Lead, Cox2M, CCI What would you tell your younger self? It is great to have a goal but give yourself room to deviate and grow. What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?  I was a Chemical Engineering major…

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She Leads – With Miranda Mataafa

Name: Miranda Mataafa Title:  Project Manager, CAI What would you tell your younger self?  Don’t be afraid to try things and make mistakes sooner and quickly.  You’ll learn way more if you just get started How do you balance your work and personal life? Often times one has more importance, and we’re curious to know…

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She Leads – With Sarah

Name:  Sarah Title:  Accounting Policy & Controls Manager, CEI What would you tell your younger self?  Take time to rest and don’t put so much pressure on yourself!  Embrace and accept yourself! What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?  Accounting.  I asked people a…

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She Leads – With Rachel L Azriel

Name:  Rachel L Azriel Title:  Director of Risk Management, Claims, CEI What would you tell your younger self?  Talk to your grandparents and ask them questions about their life and what the world was like for them.  Seek out opportunities to learn about the things that interest you most. What was your major in college…

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Meet The Founder Of Girl, Get After It!

To me the most important thing about living a healthy and well life is who you surround yourself with. Cass Wendell Questions Covered In This Episode We have been inspired by your personal journey to creating Girl, Get After It. Would you mind sharing that journey with our girls? You took your pain and isolation…

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