The Girl Gang Missives Vol. 22


GGMBy Nicole Belanger

[dropcap background="no" color="#333333"]T[/dropcap]his week, the women are fancy dancing their way to health and going back to New York -- but they're not expensing their babysitter bills. [wc_divider style="solid" line="double" margin_top="5" margin_bottom="5"]

  1.  Goldieblox takes to the web: This week, the makers of the popular Goldieblox engineering toys launched the next phase of their plan to usher in the global tech matriarchy with their learn-to-code app, targeted at girls ages 4 and up.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  2. Help Black Girl Nerds get to TIFF! Big congrats are in order for Jacqueline Coley and the crew, as they will be officially covering the Toronto International Film Festival this year! Woo! They are currently raising funds to help cover their travel to the festival, and you can pitch in here.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  3. There's a difference between death and grief: And this short film from Molly McGlynn -- available to watch as of this week -- does a beautiful job of going beyond the dramatics of death to depict life after loss, in all its richness and complexity.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  4. Have a baby shower coming up? Make a gift! Or you can just watch this video on how to DIY a nursery mobile because it is soothing af. Your call. [divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  5. A New York deserter returns: See? This is why I want to live in the 'burbs. It's just so much easier -- according to Meaghan O'Connell.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  6. Expense policies are (not) for girls: In a piece for Medium, Creative Director and marketing exec Dawn Bovasso explores the ways in which traditional expense policies screw women over.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  7. Drop the pringles and let's jingle! If you've been meaning to work out, but haven't been able to muster the energy in the heat, this awesome exercise video series created by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Idaho might get you going. It takes traditional powwow dance moves and turns them into a serious but beginner-friendly workout.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  8. Here's what really happened when Auntie Loo's shut down: If you don't live in Canada, the name "Auntie Loo's Treats" probably won't mean much to you, but this true and unflinching portrait of what it looks like when a business suddenly shuts down is both a (darkly) fascinating read and an important cautionary tale of burnout.[divider type="white" spacing="10"]
  9. Something giggle-worthy for the road: Power moves are my love language.[divider type="white" spacing="10"][divider type="thin" spacing="10"]

Now, over to you…

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NicoleBelangerPhotoNicole Belanger is the founder of Fourth Hour, a collection of original content that celebrates and supports everyday women in their daily lives. She is the author of the ebook On Resilience, the creator of the Conversations With Her interview series and the send-er of the Girl Gang Missives every Friday morning.

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