How 23 Year Old Sisters Are Disrupting The Status Quo

How 23 Year Old Sisters Are Disrupting The Status Quo

Sarah and Leah Talabi were told by their mother from the time they were very young, “You can do whatever you want with your life, but first you have to start a company because you have to contribute to the world before you take from it.” The twins, now 23, took that advice to heart. In 2017 at the age of 17, they started Changemakers Studio, with the goal of telling stories that disrupt the status quo and inspire action on society’s most pressing issues. The studio will release the documentary Democracy Dies in Darkness on April 19th, a film that examines the political and cultural shift caused by the overthrow of Roe v. Wade. Sarah and Leah directed the film.

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: One Cardiologist Challenging The Status Quo

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: One Cardiologist Challenging The Status Quo

About 15 years ago, Elizabeth Klodas MD FACC, a John Hopkins trained cardiologist, looked around her waiting room and saw a whole bunch of people whose number were perfect, but didn’t look any better. In fact, they didn’t feel better and in some ways the drugs they were taking made them feel worse.

Everything You Know About Aging Is Wrong

Everything You Know About Aging Is Wrong

If you’re like most people, you have negative feelings about aging, especially your own aging process. Your first thoughts are of physical decline and decay. These negative thoughts add to your fear and often denial. It is this narrative that author Tracey Gendron, PhD, addresses head on in her new book, Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It. In fact, Gendron wants us to know that everything we have been taught about aging is wrong.

The Way You Think About Aging Affects Your Well-Being, Self-Esteem And How Long You Live

The Way You Think About Aging Affects Your Well-Being, Self-Esteem And How Long You Live

Why then do we immediately attribute a memory lapse to cognitive decline due to aging? The answer is that it’s what our culture teaches us and the way we tell ourselves how to grow old. It’s important to note, however, that if we believe we’re in cognitive decline due to our age, that can, in fact, negatively affect our mental abilities. According to extensive research by Dr. Levy, negative ageist beliefs affect our well-being, self-esteem and even our longevity.

How To #BreakTheBias At An Early Age

How To #BreakTheBias At An Early Age

Several research studies have found that young children “exhibit gender stereotypes, racial prejudice, and preference for their own race”. Danielle Perszyk, a psychologist at Northwestern University, and her colleagues also confirm that children begin to show bias from an early age. Not only do they absorb the stereotypes they see, but they also become “increasingly attuned to social category labels, social status, and the biases exhibited by family members.”

Lisa Henson: Honoring A Legacy

Lisa Henson: Honoring A Legacy

Lisa Henson, along with her four siblings, spent much of her childhood, in her father’s workshop and studio in New York City. To her, it was a magical place where puppets were drawn and sculpted, and came to life. What a marvelous introduction to innovation and creativity for the woman who now, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, is tasked with not only honoring Jim Henson’s legacy, but moving the company forward in new and dynamic ways.