Scared of Feminism? Get Smart Now!

“17.7 million American women have been the victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.” ~ RAINN Women in Iran are protesting after eight women have had acid poured on them by men who did not see their wardrobe fit. ~ Washington Post White American women make on average 77 cents to every dollar [...]

Finding Fictional Heroines: A Get Smart Girl’s Guide

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ~ Anna Quindlen In our modern era, it’s hard to find female role models that empower women, but also show them that part of being human means showing a range of emotions. Heroines can be [...]

Stress Much? A Get Smart Gal’s Tips for LIVING!

My relationship with stress all began when I was 10 years old when I was leaving home for the first time to go to sleep away camp. Going to a new place alone and meeting new people was a terrifying idea, but little did I know that I would be lucky enough to make two [...]

Rejected? Get Smart about “NO!”

"No" The word "no" is probably one of the most dreaded words that a person can ever hear. Just that one word is enough to make your heart sink . It's enough to shatter your dreams to pieces. It's enough to ruin all your plans. You might hear "no" in a lot of situations in [...]

Get Smart about Introverts

They are some of our favorite, mysterious characters like Sherlock Holmes, the Sundance Kid, or Wesley from The Princess Bride. They become the surprising heroes of some of our favorite books, like Severus Snape or Mr. Darcy. Sometimes, they even make the best vigilantes, like Batman. They are a vital part of many dynamic duos [...]

Get Smart & Stay Healthy in College: Tips for Success!

Two words that you generally do not hear in the same sentence: healthy and college. Between the late night eating, partying, busy schedules, and dining hall fast food, let’s be honest, the words are practically complete opposites! About a month ago my sister called to tell me how hard it has been to stay healthy [...]

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Get Smart about Getting Involved on Campus

I believe that we all should take full advantage of all activities our colleges and universities have to offer. Beginning college gives you a fresh start. There are endless opportunities to find places you can fit into. Extracurricular activities are great to use as an escape from the piles of homework that may be collecting [...]

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Get Smart about Anxiety: Let’s Do This Together

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle - Plato This is the fourth time I’ve sat down in an attempt to write this blog. I’ve stared at my computer sipping numerous cups of coffee, typed a few sentences, deleted those sentences, and tried again. I find it hard to talk about [...]

Get Smart about Rape Culture: Speak Out against Violence

“You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.” - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Our culture has become notably lackadaisical on its tolerant attitude toward rape. This considerably lax approach is a facilitating factor in issues ranging from sexual harassment to rape. Due to this unfortunate fault in judgment [...]

Get Smart about Education for Women

 80% of all human trafficking victims are female. 75% of AIDS cases in Sub-Saharan Africa are women and girls. The leading cause of death for young teenage girls is childbirth. Women are globally more susceptible victims to these injustices. Why? Because 66 million girls are out of school right now, and 33 million fewer girls [...]