Shelley Tibbetts

shesthefirst:

BREAKING NEWS!
STF superstar Lindsay Brown, creator of the tie-dye cupcake fundraising craze and president of the She’s the First*{Notre Dame} chapter — out of 35,000 entries, she WON Seventeen‘s “Pretty Amazing” Reader Model Cover Contest!
Thank you to the contest judges — Ann Shoket, Jared Eng, and Emma Roberts, and all the Seventeen readers who voted — for recognizing that Lindsay’s story can inspire millions of girls to take action for education equality worldwide.
Why is this cover so exciting?! Well…
It’s academic! Lindsay will receive a $20,000 scholarship (very well-deserved given that she’s spent so much of her own money traveling to Nepal…she also plans to go to Kenya over winter break, to implement her girls’ empowerment soccer program!). 
It’s bigger than one person. The girls Lindsay sponsors in Nepal — especially 13-year-old Hima — are going to flip out when they see their stories in the magazine, too! If this doesn’t prove to them that crazy dreams can come true, we don’t know what does! Lindsay also represents what it means to be a She’s the First*{Campus} leader, before a huge national audience of college-bound teens. 
It’s actionable. Most of all, any American girl who picks up Seventeen and says, “I want to be like Lindsay Brown!” can do just that, right now. None of us needs to wait to be the change we wish to see. Sign ups for our Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off movement in November have begun! We congratulate you, Lindsay, and celebrate the work of you and your fellow She’s the First*{Campus} presidents across the U.S. do–there’s 35 of you now! 
We also would like to recognize the founder of our Nepal partner school, Maggie Doyne…because without her, there would be no “Pretty Amazing” story, there would be no Hima to inspire this “girl effect.” We are humbled that we get to write the happy ending with all of you.

shesthefirst:

BREAKING NEWS!

STF superstar Lindsay Brown, creator of the tie-dye cupcake fundraising craze and president of the She’s the First*{Notre Dame} chapter — out of 35,000 entries, she WON Seventeen‘s “Pretty Amazing” Reader Model Cover Contest!

Thank you to the contest judges — Ann Shoket, Jared Eng, and Emma Roberts, and all the Seventeen readers who voted — for recognizing that Lindsay’s story can inspire millions of girls to take action for education equality worldwide.

Why is this cover so exciting?! Well…

  • It’s academic! Lindsay will receive a $20,000 scholarship (very well-deserved given that she’s spent so much of her own money traveling to Nepal…she also plans to go to Kenya over winter break, to implement her girls’ empowerment soccer program!). 
  • It’s bigger than one person. The girls Lindsay sponsors in Nepal — especially 13-year-old Hima — are going to flip out when they see their stories in the magazine, too! If this doesn’t prove to them that crazy dreams can come true, we don’t know what does! Lindsay also represents what it means to be a She’s the First*{Campus} leader, before a huge national audience of college-bound teens. 
  • It’s actionable. Most of all, any American girl who picks up Seventeen and says, “I want to be like Lindsay Brown!” can do just that, right now. None of us needs to wait to be the change we wish to see. Sign ups for our Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off movement in November have begun! We congratulate you, Lindsay, and celebrate the work of you and your fellow She’s the First*{Campus} presidents across the U.S. do–there’s 35 of you now! 

We also would like to recognize the founder of our Nepal partner school, Maggie Doyne…because without her, there would be no “Pretty Amazing” story, there would be no Hima to inspire this “girl effect.” We are humbled that we get to write the happy ending with all of you.

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

—Barack Obama (via julietlima)

(Source: ryeinthecatcher, via gimmemotalk)

shesthefirst:

Check out Lindsay Brown with her fellow finalists for the Seventeen Magazine Pretty Amazing Contest! She is looking radiant as she takes pictures with one of the judges, actress Emma Roberts, and with the other finalists!

You can still vote for her here! Let’s keep showing her our support - her win would not only mean incredible things for her, but also for She’s the First!

Eddy: So Worth Loving

In June I did a fun Q&A with Eddy, and up-coming singer/songwriter (and GIRLS WHO ROCK alumna) who rocked out at Gramecy Theatre for girls’ education and She’s the First during #GWR2011!

Please take a moment to vote for She’s the First and help us prove tie-dye cupcakes can change girls’ lives (and the world)! All you need to do is select East Coast division and then Facebook connect and you got us one step closer to advancing to the next round! All votes and social media support are appreciated and will help us make an even BIGGER impact for girls’ education around the world.
shesthefirst:

AMAZING NEWS! She’s the First has been nominated for a Classy Award!
We are proud to announce that STF has been selected as a Top 5 Finalist in Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide. 
And we need your help! Vote here through July 26th; share the link on your Twitter and Facebook, reblog to your Tumblr - spread the word, show your support to help us move on to the next round!

Please take a moment to vote for She’s the First and help us prove tie-dye cupcakes can change girls’ lives (and the world)! All you need to do is select East Coast division and then Facebook connect and you got us one step closer to advancing to the next round! All votes and social media support are appreciated and will help us make an even BIGGER impact for girls’ education around the world.

shesthefirst:

AMAZING NEWS! She’s the First has been nominated for a Classy Award!


We are proud to announce that STF has been selected as a Top 5 Finalist in Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide. 

And we need your help! Vote here through July 26th; share the link on your Twitter and Facebook, reblog to your Tumblr - spread the word, show your support to help us move on to the next round!

What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious. We’re graduating college. We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.

Marina Keegan, “The Opposite of  Loneliness”


(Source: yaledailynews.com)

Love Seventeen Magazine’s fashionable fuzzy friends Wish I could adopt them ALL. 
seventeen:

Don’t you wish you could take one of these little guys home? You can! (Seriously!!)
Cammy, Gwen, Suzy Q, Ellie, Dora & Troy - new stars in one of our most recent photoshoots - are all available for adoption NOW at Bideawee and other affiliate organizations of The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals!

Love Seventeen Magazine’s fashionable fuzzy friends Wish I could adopt them ALL.

seventeen:

Don’t you wish you could take one of these little guys home? You can! (Seriously!!)

Cammy, Gwen, Suzy Q, Ellie, Dora & Troy - new stars in one of our most recent photoshoots - are all available for adoption NOW at Bideawee and other affiliate organizations of The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals!

Happy this adorable YouTube video went viral for social good! After all, is there anything better than libraries AND social media? I think not… :)

(Source: GOOD)

Pretty sure this is the most adorable Tumblr post I’ve ever seen!
thefluffingtonpost:

TIP: Fold Your Puppies Right Out of the Wash to Avoid Wrinkles
Keep your puppies looking crisp and fresh by folding them as soon as they come out of the dryer. If you let them sit in the laundry basket, they’re bound to look wrinkly later.
SEE ALSO: Air Dry Your Dogs for Fewer Wrinkles
Via NormaStits.

Pretty sure this is the most adorable Tumblr post I’ve ever seen!

thefluffingtonpost:

TIP: Fold Your Puppies Right Out of the Wash to Avoid Wrinkles

Keep your puppies looking crisp and fresh by folding them as soon as they come out of the dryer. If you let them sit in the laundry basket, they’re bound to look wrinkly later.

SEE ALSO: Air Dry Your Dogs for Fewer Wrinkles

Via NormaStits.