Got a Girl Crush On: Skateboarding in Kabul
A skateboarding park in Afghanistan might seem a little out of place, but in a country where nearly 70 percent of the population is under the age of 25, Oliver Percovich — the founder of the NGO Skateistan — decided there was an unique opportunity to work for peace. In Skateistan: The Story of Skateboarding in Afghanistan, Oliver explains, “The whole idea was that we’re building something for the kids, in Afghanistan, and it doesn’t matter if they’re poor, or rich, or coming from different ethnicities.” As soon as he loaned out a few boards, he says, “I saw the gleam in their eyes and knew they were hooked.” Since 2007, Skateistan has grown into an organization that employs youth from the street, teaches kids a new sport, and provides a please for boys and girls to play together.
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Got a Girl Crush On: 1930’s Teen Delinquents
badassery /bæd•æs’ry/ adjective
- of or having qualities of “badass”.
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Got a Girl Crush On: The protagonists of sci-fi children’s novel Wollstonecraft
Their mystery-solving adventures may be a figment of author Jordan Stratford’s imagination, but the ladies who inspired their characters are all too real: Ada Byron, widely considered to be the world’s first computer programer, and noted English novelist Mary Shelley. Stratford describes his work as a “pro-math, pro-science, pro-history and pro-literature adventure novel for and about girls.” He also says he wants his nine-year-old daughter to grow up to “be a mad scientist and take over the world.” We approve on both counts.
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