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"I am from a poor family, but my will is not poor," says Tay Thi. "Poor students do not have many advanced learning opportunities. I am adamant to give myself this opportunity. In remote areas, Vietnamese students do not have many good English teachers. I will fight for my future and for these students."

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In countries like Vietnam, where secondary education is not free, poor students like Tay Thi are at risk of cutting their education short because of tuition costs and school fees. Tay Thi was lucky that Room to Read, a nonprofit organization, was able to cover these costs - but many students in Vie...
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"Her ultimate hope is that the next generation can learn from her story to stop bullying and discrimination."

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A Holocaust survivor with a fierce attitude is using her words to uplift others. Sonia Warshawski, or "Big Sonia," as she is affectionately known, was forced to live in the Majdanek, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen concentration ca...
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That is a shame that u had to go threw that but u are here now so god bless you
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“I absolutely encourage people to follow their passion or just try something new, because it could end up being life-changing.”

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The memory is a little fuzzy, but Mickey Alice Kwapis does recall one unconventional childhood pastime that may have hinted at her future profession.
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"The village gathers as a community and plants 111 fruit trees in honour of every newborn female child."

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In a country that still favours the birth of a son, Piplantari village in Rajasthan not only embraces daughters but has created a tradition that benefits both the local people and the planet.
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"Lucy Coffey, the oldest living female veteran, died earlier this week at the age of 108. In 1943, the Indiana native enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, and later, she served in the Pacific Theater, earning two bronze stars and rising to the rank of sergeant before being discharged in 1945. After the war, she did civilian work in the army in Japan and Texas for another 26 years."

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Lucy Coffey, the oldest living female veteran, died earlier this week at the age of 108. In 1943, the Indiana native enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, and later, she served in the Pacific Theater, earning two bronze stars and rising to the rank of sergeant before being discharged in 1945. After the war, she did civilian work in the army in Japan and Texas for another 26 years. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
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"I'm a problem solver. I don't want to hear 'This is this and we just have to accept it.' I'm just like 'That's not fair because women are half the population of the world or more, and so how can you just dismiss half population of the world?' It just doesn't make sense in 2015, and so I want to try to figure out how to right that wrong."

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"How can you just dismiss half population of the world? I just want to try to figure out how to right that wrong."
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"I wish you could see the celebration we live with, the excitement we find in the small accomplishments, the way we cheer each other up."

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"Now, a website called 'Women on 20s' has posted biographies of 15 notable women in American history and invited visitors to vote for a female face to put in Jackson’s place. The goal is to get the job done by the anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020."

Smart Girls, who would you want to see on the American $20? Leave us a comment or tweet us @smrtgrls :)

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"This is Ashima Shiraishi. She’s one of the top female rock climbers in the world — and she’s only 13."

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BuzzFeed News interviewed Ashima Shiraishi, who just broke two world rock climbing records. She's only 13, so of course we used Snapchat.
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Meet Bridget Beth Collins (known as Flora Borager on Instagram), a Seattle-based botanic artist.

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"Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn't mean it in that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV. But sometimes you got to think about what you're doing before you do it." - Smart Girl Mo'ne Davis

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Davis, a Little League phenom, said "everyone makes mistakes," and one tweet shouldn't mark the end of Joey Casselberry's baseball career.
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She's a class act. Kudos to her and to her family for raising up such a remarkable young woman.
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"On Sunday, 8-year-old Alex McKelvey, of Lakewood, Washington, completed her yearlong mission of performing 600 acts of kindness."

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When it comes to love and kindness, there's no limit on how much you can give. On Sunday, 8-year-old Alex McKelvey, of Lakewood, Washington, completed her yearlong mission of performing 600 acts of kindness. The project first began in September ...
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Funny, Thoughtful and Deceivingly educational programming by Amy Poehler.
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Change the World by Being Yourself.

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is an online community for young girls and the young at heart, that encourages women in activism, volunteerism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts.

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