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Be a Change Agent
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Welcome to Be a Change Agent November on iTwixie!

All November long, we’re going to change things in our every day world, to make our world a better place. How? It’s easy!

WE WILL BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE!

Each of us plays a role in helping to create the world we want to see. And for girls, it’s even more important now than ever. Most of you have told us that you don’t like the stories about girls you see on TV and in the movies. You say that a lot of the time, the girls on TV and in movies aren’t like you. You tell us that you want to see more girls on TV and in movies that you can relate to; are more like you.

But you also tell us that you want to see all kinds of girls — not girls who look just like you — but girls who are dealing with the same kind of things that you are dealing with.

So, let’s do it. Let’s ask for these stories. What are they? Tell us! Speak up! Let’s talk about the things we all deal with, every day, that might make a good TV show or movie. Let’s be Change Agents!

What else do we want to change? Share those things with us, too!

Got more ideas? Tell us those, too!

Then, on November 30, we’ll award one of you the title of iTwixie Change Agent! Maybe it will be YOU! The winner will get:
- an official Day of the Girl 2016 t-shirt, signed by iTwixie’s founder, Rebecca
- a special feature on the Home Page of iTwixie in December, with an interview and picture, and
- to choose the theme for December

Have fun, girls, and show off how you can Be a Change Agent this November!

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Michelle Obama Has Your Back
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iTwixie sent reporters to cover the “We Will Rise” screening at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama – What an amazing experience! And you can watch it, right here!

Or, all you need to do is read this Op-Ed. And then share your thoughts with us! We find her, her words and this film to be incredibly important and unifying for us all.

Here she is, First Lady, Michelle Obama:
For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country. That education opened so many doors and gave me the confidence to pursue my ambitions and have a voice in the world. For me, education was power.

And a few years ago, when I had the honor of meeting Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head just for trying to go to school, this issue got really personal for me. I saw that the terrorists who nearly killed her were trying silence her voice, snuff out her ambitions, and take away her power.

That’s why I decided to work on global girls’ education as First Lady: because right now, there are tens of millions of girls like Malala in every corner of the globe who are not in school — girls who are so bright, hardworking and hungry to learn. And that’s really the mission of the Let Girls Learn initiative we launched last year – it’s a global effort to give these girls the education they need to fulfill their potential and lift up their families, communities and countries.

Now, as First Lady, I have no budget of my own for programs, and I have no authority to make or pass laws. That’s why, when we first launched Let Girls Learn, many folks doubted that we could make a real impact on this global issue.

But over the past year and a half, we’ve established partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies and organizations that are committing money, resources and expertise. We’re collaborating with countries like Canada, Mexico and the Nordic countries on girls’ education efforts. Countries like Japan, South Korea, and the UK have collectively pledged nearly $600 million. The United States is investing over a billion dollars through new and ongoing efforts and running Let Girls Learn programs in more than 50 countries. The World Bank Group will be investing $2.5 billion over the next five years. And through social media campaigns, Let Girls Learn has rallied people across America and across the globe to step up and be champions for girls worldwide.

All of this is happening because time and again, whether it’s a head of state, a corporate CEO, or a 15-year-old girl here in the U.S., when people hear the stories of girls who aren’t in school, they want to help.

That’s why CNN’s new film on global girls’ education, “We Will Rise,” airing for the first time this week, is so critically important – because it tells these girls’ stories.

This powerful film chronicles the lives of some of the girls I visited this past summer in Liberia and Morocco, two countries in Africa where many girls struggle to get an education. I was joined in my travels by the actors and activists Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, who are also passionate about girls’ education, as well as CNN anchor Isha Sesay.

Together, we sat down with girls in both countries to discuss the barriers they face and the dreams they hold for their futures. Like so many girls around the world, many of these girls come from families struggling with poverty. Some endure dangerous commutes to and from school each day. Others face cultural pressures to drop out, marry young and start having children of their own.

But these girls have big plans for their lives. They want to attend college and become doctors, teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs; and day after day, they do whatever it takes to get the education they need to fulfill their dreams. They get up before dawn, and spend hours harvesting crops, cooking for their families and tending to their younger siblings before heading to class. After school, they work as maids and in factories, and they study for hours late into the night.

I hope you will be as moved by their stories as I was – and I hope you’ll visitLetGirlsLearn.Gov to learn more about how you can take action to help girls like them worldwide go to school.

Unlike so many girls around the world, we have a voice. That’s why, particularly on this International Day of the Girl, I ask that you use yours to help these girls get the education they deserve. They’re counting on us, and I have no intention of letting them down. I plan to keep working on their behalf, not just for the rest of my time as First Lady, but for the rest of my life. I hope you will join me.

Source: The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, October 11, 2016

 

 

 

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Star Power Facial
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Want to show off your Star Power? Try this! Make your skin glow and smell yummy with our special Peach Face Mask.

Here’s what you’ll need:
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1 soft medium peach, mashed with a fork
. 1 tablespoon honey
. Oatmeal

Here’s what you’ll do:
Mix ingredients together. Apply to freshly cleaned face and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry. Does your face glow? Love the smell?

Tell us how it goes! Have fun!

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Hello iTwixie Girl!
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Are you new to iTwixie? Terrific!

iTwixie is all about us. Our world. Our way. What we want. And what we can do when we all work together.

It’s an iTwixie revolution!

When you join iTwixie, you become part of the iTwixie Nation! It’s a nation of challenge. There’s always something cool to challenge you to do something, solve something or experience something new.

What’s so cool is that you can keep up on how other iTwixie girls face challenges, too. And there are challenges that all iTwixie girls can take on together.

When you join iTwixie you can:

  • Create your iTwixie profile page
  • Add your voice to iTwixie’s Polls!
  • Write blogs about what matters to you!

Tell your parent or guardian about iTwixie and see if you have permission to join the iTwixie revolution now!

 

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Cheers to Star Power October
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10372765_782327828472247_6872334537507959162_nHow do you feel when your friends encourage you? If you don’t make the team, do your friends say try again? If your friend fails the test, do you say you’ll study harder and get a better grade next time?

How do you help your friends unleash their Star Power?

How do your friends help you activate your Star Power, too?

Our Star Power is the stuff that makes us special. When we encourage each other, we help each other achieve our best. It’s awesome! So tell us YOUR story! It’s our theme for October and we cannot wait to hear from you!

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The 5th Annual International Day of the Girl
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This year marks the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2016)!

For this historic anniversary, we want to add your voice to help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever.  Let’s inspire everyone with our stories of girl power — in art, pictures, poetry, songs, video — to showcase the unique role girls play in our world. We are calling all girls, 13-18, to considering adding their voices to this year’s celebration! Here’s how:

If you’re between 13-18 years old, send us your inspirational story! You can use creative writing, video performance, photography, artwork, or song to share your voice and your ideas. Your submission could be chosen to be part of the Girls Speak Out 2016 at the United Nations in New York City! And everyone who submits her work will be featured on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in our IDG2016 Webcast or Shoutout Page!

Girls Speak Out in ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations!

So tell us, girls, what does girl power mean to you? Tell us about one of the following:

      • How are girls inspirational?
      • Tell us about girls where you live who are doing things to help each other.
      • Have girls in your town or community overcome a challenge or triumph?
    • What will you do to celebrate the International Day of the Girl where you live?

Send us your responses with a completed IDG Summit Consent Form no later than Thursday, September 1st 11:59PM US EST!

Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats:
-> Poetry or monologues (maximum 250 words)
-> Video (maximum length of 2 minutes)
-> Photographs (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
-> Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)

Email your submission and Consent Form to: IDGsubmissions@gmail.com with your name, age, country, and contact information!

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Vote for Blogger of the Month for June
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Congratulations, @sofialovesart! You are our Blogger of the Month for May! Way to go! How do you like this avatar that our digital artist, Lea, made for you? :)

Now it’s time to vote for our Blogger of the Month for June! This June, we asked iTwixie girls to UNPLUG! Did you write? Did you read? Tell us about it! And check out the blogs of the girls below and see who YOU think should be the Blogger of the Month for June! When girls write, the world gets to hear their voice. We need to hear the voices of girls around the world. We make up half of the planet! So ask for and give advice.

Share ideas. Be silly! It’s all amazing! iTwixie bloggers ROCK! That’s why we award a Blogger of the Month each and every month. We want to celebrate your unique and awesome way of looking at the world! Don’t you agree that it’s time that the world stopped to #ListenToGirls? Maybe if more girls shared their ideas, stories and solutions, the world would be a better place. We think so. Don’t you?

If so, get blogging, girls! And get voting!!! Let’s choose our Blogger of the Month for June!

How iTwixie’s Blogger of the Month Works
Each month, iTwixie girls vote for a Blogger of the Month. We make sure there’s a new winner each month. It’s our way of recognizing the cool bloggers that make iTwixie so cool.

Vote for your favorite blogger today!!! We’ll announce the winner next week :) Congratulations again, @sofialovesart!

Vote for the Blogger of the Month for June

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Say NO to the Summer Slide this July
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Every Summer Vacation, kids slide back in school. That’s what teachers and researchers say. So this July, as the iTwixie Nation, we are inviting every girl on the planet to SAY NO to the SUMMER SLIDE!

Stay SMART and SAVVY this SUMMER! Here’s how:
- Read the next iTwixie Summer Book Club Book selection, Fly Girl, by Sherri L. Smith
- Join forces with Girls Global Media, iTwixie, and #GirlsGovern, as girls around the world share speak out to make our world better
- Share your Summer Success Stories! What are you doing this Summer that could help other girls Say NO to the Summer Slide?

And be sure to vote for the June Blogger of the Month. Who will it be? Can’t wait to see and hope YOU get blogging, too!

Here’s to Summer Sleepovers, Campfires, Cannonballs and Saying NO to the Summer Slide, together, this July!

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Congratulations to the iTwixie Blogger of the Month for May
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Half of our world is made up of women and girls. Don’t you agree it’s time we listened to what they all have to say? We do, too!

That’s why we award a blogger each moth with the iTwixie Blogger of the Month award! Let’s all congratulate @sofialovesart! She’s our Blogger of the Month for May! Woo hoo! Way to go, @sofialovesart! We’re going to ask our artist intern, Lea, to create a special avatar, just for you. So keep an eye out for it!

That’s also why we are partnering with Girl Global Media to help all girls around the world to raise their voices! We’re inviting all girls to VOTE for the five top issues that matter to you at http://bit.ly/1THAhuO  & help create the #GirlsGovern Bill of Rights! What do you think? Thanks, Girl Global Media and #GirlsGovern, and this awesome campaign get the world to #ListentoGirls!

How iTwixie’s Blogger of the Month Works
Each month, we take nominations for Blogger of the Month and then iTwixie girls vote for the winner. We make sure there’s a new winner each month. It’s our way of recognizing the cool bloggers that make iTwixie so cool.

Who should be Blogger of the Month for June? Tell us in the comments section below. And be sure to congratulate @sofialovesart, our Blogger of the Month for May!

 

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Unplug June
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Happy UNPLUG JUNE, girls!

This June, let’s Unplug. Join iTwixie and Unleash our Girl Power! We will become stronger, bolder, smarter and kinder.

Here’s how:
Step 1 - Spend at least 3 hours a day without your phone, computer or TV – totally UNPLUG, girls!

Step 2 - Make your bed every day.

Step 3 - Read Nancy Drew Mystery, THE SECRET OF THE WOODEN LADY by Carolyn Keene with the iTwixie Book Club

Step 4 - Volunteer 20 minutes a week to help someone or some organization.

Step 5 - Go outside! Every day,  do one of these 3 things, outside: run for 10 minutes, play catch for 20 minutes, or do 10 pushups! You choose! Feel like doing something else? Tell us!

Have fun doing these 5 things, girls! Be sure to write about how you feel on your blog, right here in the comments section or anywhere else on iTwixie. Let’s Unplug June and Unleash our Girl Power!

Together we are changing the world.

Now go UNPLUG!

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