In honor of Mother’s Day, Girl Tribe dedicates this May issue to all of the wonderful moms who are the heroines of society. As critically acclaimed filmmaker Sabaah Folyan of the documentary Whose Streets said of her “hero” mom and “moms in general” to Porter Magazine, “Women do so much of the work that it takes to keep humanity alive. There’s so much personal sacrifice that goes unmentioned.”
In this issue we celebrate many moms including Senator Tammy Duckworth, whose newborn daughter made history and became the first baby on the floor of the Senate, third time mom Duchess Catherine of Cambridge who just gave birth to the fifth in line to the British throne, and future moms including Cardi B who revealed her baby bump on Saturday Night Live. We feature moms who incorporate their daughters into their business, like Ramy Brook Sharp for her clothing line Ramy Brook. We also write about future royal Meghan Markle’s decision to break tradition and have her dad and mom accompany her down the aisle at her wedding this month to Prince Harry.
Our “Five Questions” features Holly Zimmerman who, in addition to being a mom to a member of our “tribe,” has built on her experience and success on Wall Street and now funds other women to help them break through the gender barrier. We highlight the growing trend of women creating businesses for women including Sallie Krawcheck’s company Ellevest and the women’s products companies Lola and Boxed. We also report on women in Hollywood including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Shonda Rhimes who are helping to close the gender pay gap.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and it is important to raise awareness around this topic as anxiety and depression have been on the rise for high school kids since 2012, and girls are found to be more at risk than boys. We feature a number of female celebrities who are sharing details of their mental health struggles and successes from Demi Lovato, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Halsey, blogger Kenzie Brenna and model and activist Adwoa Aboah, Creator of Gurls Talk, an online platform for girls’ emotional support and empowerment. We also recommend great books that promote self-love and happiness by poet Cleo Wade and thought leader Gabrielle Bernstein.
It is also Lyme Disease Awareness month and we profile reality TV star and mom Yolanda Hadid who has raised awareness and funding for the disease, and wrote a book about her traumatic journey to identify her illness.
The Kentucky Derby is coming up and we reveal some of the women who have been a part of this historic event. We also preview the excitement around this year’s French Open and report on Becky Hammon, the first female assistant coach in NBA.
The end of the month will mark Memorial Day, and we suggest watching some of the great films that we recommend to honor the brave women who serve our country.
On a final note, we have expanded our Girl Tribe and are so excited to welcome new members and contributors from other schools in this month’s issue. We hope to keep expanding Girl Tribe and encourage anyone who wants to join us to contact us through our website, www.girltribemag.com and filling out the form for “Join Us”, our Instagram @girltribemag, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, we want to thank you for supporting Girl Tribe.