Être Tip: Listen to Everyone!
You'll always wind up with one or two favorite sites (theSkimm and The Huffington Post are 2 of our never-miss-it morning reads), but it's vital to read a variety of news sources. Listen to everyone. Don't just get the facts - be attuned to the nuance behind the news. Most journalists have opinions... keep that in mind as you start to form your own.
Part of joining the uber-informed crowd is being free to change your mind. The more you learn, the more you might be able to see the opposing view. That's not flip-flopping. That's called developing
You may find, after getting familiar with the issues, that your views differ from those of your family or teachers. That's ok too. Respectful differences of opinion founded this nation - just remember, the respectful part is key.
Sometimes, you need your news to be a little more interactive. We know. Solution? Say hello to your own virtual field trips...
We love to know what's going on!
We can't help it...we're unapologetic news junkies. We like to keep our fingers on the pulse of what's happening in the world, and these are some of our favorite sites that help us do just that. They're ridiculously helpful.
Newsflash! Just because the inauguration is over doesn't mean that you shouldn't stay informed! Stay up to speed with White House News and then see where the next crop of leaders are starting their journeys...
Pssst! Think more teens, and more girls in particular, should be interested in politics? Well, so do we! Check out these links and start dreaming up your campaign slogan:
She Should Run
Focused purely on inspiring women and girls to run for political office, She Should Run wants girls just like you to get involved, get connected and get ready to be on a ballot! As they say: #YouCanBeAnything
Run for Something
Designed to recruit and support talented progressives for roles in government; think young, scrappy outsiders jumping in the political ring. Sound like you? Get jumping!
A non-partisan group that has trained over 10,000 young women to lead in politics! Check out their alum showcases, their Young Women To Watch Awards and, our favorite, their #ILookLikeAPolitician movement!
All In Together
Picture an amazing, non-partisan organization committed to finding innovative solutions to advance the progress of women's political and civic leadership in the U.S. Now picture great research & articles from news sources as varied as CNN, Fox, Forbes & Marie Claire - all designed to keep you in the loop...and someday on the ticket!
The data behind the news really matters!
Hey Êtregirls, when becoming super-informed, remember that the data really matters! Interested in news topics that relate to girls around the world? Want 2 know what's happening with your peers in other countries? The No Ceilings project sent Être this amazing report - with 850,000 data points from 190 countries! All the data...all the news...all related to girls across the globe! Informed = Inspired.