Happy April!!!! I hope you’re all reading this issue of Girl Tribe in your sweatpants, healthy and safe in your homes. In this craziness, it’s important to practice wellness while staying at home to stay strong – mentally and physically. In the culture section this month, we have different ways to maintain wellness with at home workouts, led by Naomi Campbell, gratitude apps to help us stay positive, and free online anxiety relief workshops led by Gabrielle Bernstein.
In our Entertainment section, we have how young celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Greta Thurnberg and Billie Eillish are helping fight the Coronavirus pandemic with their social media accounts, encouraging everyone – regardless of age – to social distance. To keep us entertained, celebrities like January Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus, and DJ D-Nice are hosting at home concerts, virtual dance parties, giving guidance on meditation, doing instagram live “Bright Minded” sessions of positive thinking, and practicing self-care. Also, now that Kanye West’s and Taylor Swift’s phone call beef back from 2016 about West’s hit “Famous” has resurfaced, Taylor is using the spotlight to urge her fans to donate to Feeding America and the World Health Organization if they can and shift their focus to what really matters right now.
In the Business sections this month, we have the story about the female virologist Minal Dakhave Bhonsle who created the first Coronavirus testing kit in India, saving thousands of people’s lives. We also highlight six female bosses behind food brands that are being supported by Whole Foods, like Elizabeth Stein of Purely Elizabeth and Alyza Bohbot of City Girl Coffee. In this business section this month we reveal that 2019 saw the most female-funded unicorns (companies valued over $1 billion) ever. Yelp recently unveiled a new search mechanism allowing search for women-owned businesses that you can read about in the Business section.
The U.S. Women’s soccer team seeks $66 million in damages in their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which you can read about in the Sports section. We also feature NBC Sports First All-Female NHL Broadcast and 16-year-old female wrestler named Heaven Fitch.
Back to news about COVID-19… in our Politics section, we highlight the $2 Trillion Coronavirus stimulus plan as well as freshman representative Katie Porter who got the CDC to make coronavirus tests free.
If you are interested in donating to Coronavirus relief efforts, the CFDA launched “A Common Thread” and Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation donates $5 million to provide relief for COVID-19. You can read about this as well as how the shelter “Women in Need” is combatting COVID-19 in the Charity section.
Thank you to all of you for your support and participation in promoting women’s rights, gender equality, and human rights. We hope you enjoy this issue. Stay safe and healthy and social distance!