It takes guts

If we saw an uncontrolled or unplanned fire, the vast majority of would us turn and run in the opposite direction. Those that charge forward and take on what can be an unpredictable beast are brave beyond measure and are just flat out gutsy. Who would do such a thing?

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The Force of Friendship

Friendship can be forged during any of life's circumstances; most often when we need it most. This month, we're celebrating Women's History Month by featuring two women whose friendship grew out of a place of challenge and changed the world...

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Extra! Extra! Read all about Nellie Bly!

Anyone out there ever read the ValueTales books growing up like I did? They were some of my favorite books---stories about real women and men who'd changed our world and the traits that helped them to do that. Heeeyyy....maybe a seed was planted then for GIRLS CAN! CRATE? But I digress...I loved reading those stories. And Nellie Bly's was my favorite. 

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Thankful for Marie

We chose to celebrate the life and work of Marie Curie forever ago, or at least that's what it feels like given that life seems to pass by in a flurry of activity. As always, I, Kristen, began to dig deep into her life as I prepared to write her story and prepare blog posts, etc. Sure, I was familiar with Marie Curie and knew that she was an important scientist. I knew her contributions were profound and had far-reaching effects. What I didn't know, though was just how much I would personally owe her. This season of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for Marie Curie and her work with radiation because without it, I might still have that insidious and evil thing called cancer burrowing inside of me. 

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No shortage of inspiration

Last spring I was with a group of friends and I was telling them about GIRLS CAN! CRATE. One of my friend's husbands asked me, "Do you think you'll eventually run out of women to feature?" I just looked at him for a moment trying to decide what he meant by that question. Was he asking because he didn't believe in what we were doing and honestly thought there

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