In light of certain events in the news lately – namely, the attacks on collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin and the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire – the time seems ripe to highlight the struggle for workers’ rights in America. I do so while holding up a gloriously flawed female role-model whose …

This month, in honor of Women’s History Month, I decided to write about A League of Their Own, Penny Marshall’s story about the All-American Professional Girl’s Baseball League. Halfway through writing my post, however, I realized that the feel-good review I was typing about the film no longer reflected what I felt about it, and I …

This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, GWM brings you a sweet, quirky story about falling in love with life. Harold and Maude is my perfect movie. The humor is dark, the soundtrack is magnificent, it stars the ultimate Real Girl, and it has the power to shift the viewer’s perspective about big issues: life, …

It’s a new year and, in the tradition of fresh starts, this month marks the inauguration of my new blog series “Girls Watch Movies.” GWM will be a review of films incorporating themes, characters, or cultural insights that relate to or reflect GLI values. Though there are many films out there that could meet these …

One of the greatest things about working for GLI – besides the water fights, sing-alongs, birthday cakes, and post-ropes course a-wooing – is the annual opportunity to work on my communication skills. Being emotionally honest, authentically expressing myself, and handling issues without damaging relationships are skills that take practice, even well into adulthood. I’m lucky …