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Wonder Woman: Beauty, Brains & Brawn

Last weekend we saw the best opening ever for a film directed by a woman – and we couldn’t be more excited! “Wonder Woman” was not only a long overdue project, it was really a breath of fresh air as far as the superhero genre goes. It was inspiring, empowering and is definitely making an impact in so many ways.

If you check Rotten Tomatoes religiously like I do, then you knew that the critics already had a lot of positive things to say about this film. From the casting to the script to the epic scenery, the list of accolades could go on and on.

But what was really compelling about “Wonder Woman” was its balance of action and the female spirit that anyone can appreciate. Our heroine, portrayed by the gorgeous Gal Gardot, exemplified the message behind one of our favorite UGauGrrl shirts, “Beauty, Brains and Brawn.” She showed physical as well as inner strength, compassion and a level of elegance that commanded respect.

Was the success of this movie because people have been waiting so long for another comic book-based film featuring a woman? Is it because the director is a woman? Or is it because it’s Wonder Woman, who we all wanted to be growing up?

Yes, yes and yes! And so much more. When you watch the movie, you’ll see that everything just came together perfectly to provide a film that makes women proud, entertains like heck and brings respect to female directors and superheroes alike.

We could tell you the plot, but I highly suggest that you just grab anyone and everyone you know, not just the girls, to enjoy this epic movie. We are so proud that this has all the makings of going down in film history for audiences to enjoy years and years from now as a new classic. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

Happy International Women’s Day! My Tribute to You

Happy International Women's Day! My Tribute to You

In honor of International Women’s Day, we pay tribute to the essence of womanhood. To all those beautiful ladies out there who have a dream, keep working at it and never ever give up. To all my sisters who are facing serious hardships, you are not alone, your fight is important. You are an inspiration to us all. To the younger females, speak up, assert yourself and know that you are valuable. You can achieve anything you set your mind and heart to. Read more

“Hidden Figures” No More – Celebrating Diversity and Grrl Power

If you’re in the mood for an empowering movie that is as inspiring as it is impactful, then put Hidden Figures at the top of your list. Gau and I recently made a night of it and were wowed by not only the story but also how the important themes of gender equality and race relations unfolded in this absolutely true story.

Warning: A few spoilers ahead…read at your own risk. ☺

The Synopsis
Hidden Figures is the untold story of three African American women whose contributions helped NASA launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The event put the U.S. firmly ahead in the Space Race and was no easy feat. Only the greatest minds in the country were involved. Read more

The Time Has Come…Congratulations to Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton!

hillary clinton not first woman presidential candidate

No matter your political leaning, you have to admit, it’s pretty cool that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has snagged a major political party candidacy for president. In other countries like Argentina, Croatia, Israel, India, England, Germany, Central African Republic, Haiti and Taiwan, among others, women have already taken the helm, leading their countries through strong political, social and economic times.

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Socrates Said, “KNOW THYSELF.” I Say, “BE THYSELF.”

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Are you of a certain age? Are you single? Are you being setup (or having to put up with being setup)? Is that all you are doing? That just can’t be…  so the question arises, while you are waiting to start a “conscience coupling” with a suitable groom, what else is happening in your lives?

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Inventions Created by Women

inventions by women

Where would we be today without the medical syringe, Monopoly and car heaters? I don’t know about you, but I’d hate to find out! In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a cool list of inventions that you may not have known were actually devised by women. PS – We’re not sure who developed this list and collected the images, but thank you for putting this together and thanks to Gau’s dad who shared this with us! Read more

Ladies, Let’s Replace Perfection with Bravery

I LOVE me some TED Talks. If you have never listened to or watched one of these podcasts or videos, I encourage you to subscribe on your devices and check them out! Read more

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