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    “A Typical American Girl” Today

    When Chrysalis shares information with others about what it’s like to be a “typical American girl” today, here are some of the sobering statistics given: WE ARE CONSTANTLY TOLD THAT TO BE “ACCEPTABLE,” WE MUST BE YOUNG, THIN, WHITE – OR AT LEAST LIGHT-SKINNED – PERFECTLY MADE UP, SEXY, AND APPEALING TO MEN…A MESSAGE MOST […]

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    Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

    Several significant events are approaching, including the commemoration of the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.  The news will certainly erupt with countless  stories of these events and related activities.   Bu don’t forget in the context of these […]

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    What Sustains Us

    What sustains us.   So much to think about as 2016 comes to an end. We can expect many changes over the coming months and years, but one thing is certain: the answer to all that challenges us is right here in front of us. It’s in our homes, in our schools, in our shelters […]

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    What is Wealth: A Gender Perspective

    So much recent discussion –on both local and national levels- has been about the challenge of income and wealth gaps.  But those looking for solutions most often focus on income – raising minimum wage, skills training, connecting people to employment opportunities.  The impact of this inequality has major implications for women, especially if the focus […]

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    When Marketing is Detrimental to Women and Girls

    Most marketing is detrimental to women and girls, but there is some hope.

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    Voting is Powerful

    It is important to be a registered voter. Did you know that 40% of unmarried women in this country are not registered to vote? Women – particularly single and unmarried women – have become the most powerful voting block for the upcoming Presidential election.

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    Celebrating Working Women

    “Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity… If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior… If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women…”                                     […]

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    Mattel’s Barbie Focuses on Careers

    Girls can be anything they want to be, and Mattel’s media campaigns are now focusing more on an empowered Barbie.

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    Happy Anniversary Ladies!

    August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. We’d like to take this opportunity to look back to see how far we have come. Most importantly, thank all of you for supporting our goals to ensure girls and women continue to gain equality throughout the United States and the world.

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    Gloria’s Activism Still Going Strong!

    Gloria has been empowering women for decades. No matter what words come to mind when you think of Gloria, we hope a few of them are strong, empowerment and women’s right and activism. Find out more about Gloria and a few of her Gloria-isms (quotes from Gloria) that ELLE Magazine recently shared.

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