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Ariella Neckritz

United States

  • City, State: Berkeley, California
  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Age: 19


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Girls Helping Girls founder Sejal Hathi stands among students at the New Light community center in Kolkata in August, 2008.

Thursday, December 04, 2008 7:33 PM

Sejal Hathi is a 17-year-old student at Notre Dame High School, in San Jose, California. In 2007, when she was 15, Sejal founded Girls Helping Girls, an international non-profit organization connecting girls from the United States with girls from other countries. The organization fosters self-esteem and helps young women dialogue about important issues, nurture cross-cultural friendships, and collaborate to create social change in their local communities.

Robin Givhan has called the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "chic," a term rarely used in Washington to describe a politician. Speaker Pelosi has become famous for her colorful Armani suits.

Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:06 AM

Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer prize-winning fashion editor for the Washington Post, writes about the fashion industry and the ways in which it influences the lives of ordinary people who seldom find themselves walking along a red carpet. She refuses to accept the notion that fashion is somehow for "other" people. Instead, her goal is to show her readers that we all participate in "fashion" every time we dress ourselves. Fashion, in her opinion, is the most personal form of communication we have. It expresses who we are, and, more important, it expresses how we wish to be perceived.


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