Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Random Acts of Transformation

This year I’m hoping to regularly share a post on random acts of transformation. The idea behind the Random Acts of Kindness movement is that we can inspire a culture of … Continue reading

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New Year: What will you resolve?

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou, from Letter to My Daughter, a book … Continue reading

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I’m dreaming of a non gendered Christmas

It’s that time of year, when children everywhere start thinking about what they want for Christmas.  If you watch Saturday morning commercials or other advertisements directed toward children, you’ll see … Continue reading

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Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Young Female Entrepreneurs

Originally posted on Girl's CEO Connection Blog:
December 7, 2014 Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner. Have you thought about what you would like to help make…

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Sexualized Media and Our Children

This article in The Daily Beast discusses the film, America the Beautiful III by Darryl Roberts. It’s focus is on the sexualization of children and youth and the problems it … Continue reading

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Agents or Objects: Which will you be?

Are women and girls primarily agents in their own lives or objects to fulfill the needs in the lives of others? This question was brought forward very strongly to me when … Continue reading

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STEM is for Girls!

Today’s Abilene Christian University & ATEMS (Academy for Technology, Engineering, Math and Science) STEM for Girls event was fun & exciting! A group of 60 middle school girls did hands … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr Day: How will you make a difference?

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; … Continue reading

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Untold stories of women in computer science

Computer science is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field that remains overwhelmingly difficult for women to break into. This isn’t for lack of effort in many areas. At … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

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LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:
A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys. No,…

December 23, 2014 · 1 Comment
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