Cancel Culture in Wartime

Last week, Spotify stopped doing business in Russia. However, unlike a lot of American companies who left in protest against the war in Ukraine, it’s clear that Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin wanted Spotify gone. Putin is cracking down on all spaces where Russian people can receive or discuss information that deviates from the story he […]

Ambassador Interview: Meet Isabelle Hanson, Miss Illinois!

The following interview was conducted and edited for clarity by Katherine Lynch, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Intern. We at MEDIAGIRLS are proud to introduce our newest ambassador. Meet Isabelle Hanson (she/her), otherwise known as the reigning Miss Illinois! An on-air news anchor and reporter for her local CBS affiliate, Ms. Hanson is a journalist, a musician, and […]

#REALMEDIAGIRLS of 2021

2021 is winding down, and what a year it’s been. As we look back on the last year, we at MEDIAGIRLS want to reflect on some of the real-life women who made headlines in 2021 and the lessons that they can teach girls+. The six women on this list are some of many who broke […]

My teenager wants to talk about politics. What now?

As the 2020 election cycle draws to a close, we are seeing more and more young people engaging in politics both on and offline. In this piece, MEDIAGIRLS Editorial Volunteer Isabela Rocha consults with activists and experts to give parents resources and advice on how to have productive political discussions with their teens.  Ambika Muralitharan, […]

The Importance of a Young Voter’s Voice

As the 2020 election cycle concludes, we can see that a record number of young people cast their ballots, at odds with previous statistics on young voter turnout. But, why is turnout typically so low for young people? What should politicians do to make sure younger generations are engaged enough in the political process? In […]