An Archive of Growth?

Girls and Boys


Planned IUD

IUDs are more than 99% effective, and can work for up to 12 years (copper). (Source: Planned Parenthood)


Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world and the one and only female pharaoh in recorded history. (Source:


Between 15% and 71% of women around the world have suffered physical or sexual violence committed by an intimate male partner at some point in their lives. (Source: WHO)
anime and manga

Tale of Genji

The world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu. (Source:

Red Tide

NASA engineers once asked Sally Ride if 100 tampons was enough for 7 day mission. (Source:

TWO Nobels!

Marie Curie is the only woman to ever win two Nobel Prizes. Her first award was for physics for her work on spontaneous radiation with her husband, with her second being…


The HPV vaccine lessens the risk contracting HPV and developing cervical cancer. Vaccines are recommended for girl (and boys) as young as 9. (Source: WebMD)

I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures.

–Jane Austen



Maternity leave

Only four countries in the world fail to provide paid maternity leave to all workers: Lesotho, Swaziland, Papua, New Guinea and the United States. (Source:

The best part of today was______

(I'm switching prompts, one-word prompts don't work for me. Nyah.) Hmm. Lots of small, nice things about today. I finished doing my read-through on paper of the Selkies, and I…