How Was The Rainbow Flag Created For Gay Pride?

    Bella Breakdown The rainbow flag serves as a global symbol of the LGBTQA community, but many do not know the origin story behind this iconic symbol. The month of June is the national celebration of Gay Pride and it’s time to celebrate. The rainbow flag is traced back to the first San Francisco Freedom Day Parade in 1978 and was created by gay-rights activist Gilbert Baker. He attributes his inspiration from the famous Judy Garland song from The Wizard of Oz movie, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” The song became an iconic symbol for the gay liberation in...

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Teaching Young Girls to Demand Equality

An Important Lesson in Raising Equality Driven Young Women I have a vivid memory of being in an elementary class one day. My teacher had a request over the PA system to send a student down to the main office to pick up a box. Well, any excuse to get out of the classroom and do something different was something any of us kids would want. So, all of our ears perked up. However, my teacher was not always fair. She asked any STRONG BOYS to raise their hand and volunteer if they wanted to go to the office...

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You Can Never Be Too Much You: The Power Comes From Within

Bella Breakdown Growing up with a support system by your side is so important, especially at such a young age. Everyone needs guidance, a shoulder to lean on, and someone who empowers you. And the goal is to be able to pass on that encouraging nature that you were taught onto someone else who eventually will need that extra little bit of support. Empowering each other is such a beautiful thing. We all go on this crazy journey of life with one goal in mind and that’s to be able to do what you love to do and don’t...

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Michelle Obama Talks About Being An Inspiration To Others!

Being A Positive Light Alright Bella’s we all know that there has been a lot going on in the world and it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel with so much negative news surfacing. Day after day it seems like there is a new breaking news story about inequality, war, and so much more. However, in the midst of it all first Lady Michelle Obama has made it her mission to speak out and talk about the importance of being a positive role model and a leader to inspire change during a panel at...

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Inside The Lives Of Black Women Dealing With Racial Discrimination On A Daily Basis

Bella Breakdown When we think about equality we take a minute to reflect on our country as we are said to be a country of equality. We think of all the people who have fought for our equality right and how far we have come as a whole. However, even though we live in a country that is said to be free of discrimination, the unfortunate truth is that it’s still happening to women of color every single day whether you are witnessing it first hand or not. In this short documentary, these women are sharing their stories with...

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