Nobody Tells Beyoncé And Her Celebrity Friends That They're Anything But Bosses

I read a lot of "banning words is stupid!" comments in my Facebook and Twitter feeds when Lean In launched its #BanBossy campaign. But here's the deal: The focus should be on the bigger picture, which is how many of us are using language like "bossy" in a derogatory way toward young girls who are simply asserting themselves. It may seem like a small issue to some, but the campaign is speaking to the young girls sitting in classrooms right now who are afraid to speak out. Sometimes the seemingly little things can make a big difference to young girls' confidence.So to the young girls online reading this: Beyoncé, Condoleezza Rice, and Jane Lynch have your back.

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Shkoryah Carthen has spent half of her life working in the service industry. While the 32-year old restaurant worker quickly sensed that Covid-19 would bring real change to her daily life, Carthen hardly knew just how strongly it would impact her livelihood.

"The biggest challenge for me during this time, honestly is just to stay afloat," Carthen said.

Upon learning the Dallas restaurant she worked for would close indefinitely, Carthen feared its doors may never reopen.

Soon after, Carthen learned that The Wilkinson Center was desperately looking for workers to create and distribute meals for those in need in their community. The next day, Carthen was at the food pantry restocking shelves and creating relief boxes filled with essentials like canned foods, baby formula and cleaning products. In addition to feeding families throughout the area, this work ensured Carthen the opportunity to provide food for her own.

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