Author Archives : Gina Atanasoff


Hailey Gesler Gives CT Some Pride

Thirteen-year-old Hailey Gesler and her mother Alexis Wilson have made Connecticut history by planning and executing Fairfield County’s first ever Pride parade! The idea was Hailey’s, who is a seventh grader at Bethel Middle School. Initially, Hailey and her friend Marcella Antunes were assigned a project. The focus of it: a social awareness issue. Hailey […]

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Isha Dalal Gives Connecticut a Voice

Isha Dalal, a seventeen-year-old senior at Trumbull High School, is the creator and founder of the organization CT Voice. CT Voice has the goal of getting teens involved in making social change–whether it’s issues like illiteracy or lack of education, like the organization is working on currently, or cyber bullying and other social issues. Isha […]

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Kennedy Williams Empowers Young Women Through Girl Scout Sisterhood

Kennedy Williams, a student from Glastonbury, Connecticut, has an abundance of accomplishments for a woman of her young age. The high schooler from Glastonbury High School has been a Girl Scout since the age of four, initially drawn to the caring and supportive environment of the organization. In the past few years, Kennedy has earned […]

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Leadership, Girl Scouts, and Community with Alexis Volpe

Alexis Volpe, a senior from Middletown, Connecticut, is doing some awesome things.   The seventeen-year-old has been a Girl Scout since she was little, and the organization has enabled her to be a leader and impact her community in many positive ways.   Alexis has accomplished a multitude of things. As of now she serves as a Girl […]

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Guest Blog: 2017, The Year of Women RARING to Run!

WOW! What a difference a GLOBAL Women’s March makes! Since that March, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale (WCSYale.org) has been flooded with inquiries from women raising their hands excited to learn more about our five day training the week of June 5th, and wanting to learn more about getting civically engaged. Since the March, […]

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In the Name of Feminism… Be Conscious About Dairy.

There’s no question about it: a mother’s love is unparalleled to any other bond, even from the day we are conceived. After carrying us for nine long months, from the moment we are born, through childhood obstacles, high school heartbreaks, and any other struggle we may have in life: our moms are always there to […]

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12 Easy Things ANYONE can do to Fight for Women’s Rights: A simple and convenient guide to making small, daily contributions

Start having those difficult conversations Of course, there are countless people in the world who can be challenged on their beliefs regarding women’s rights. Starting a dialogue with someone helps to unpack the real issues, whether it’s with your crazy uncle at the dinner table, or even with someone in your class or of a […]

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