Rebel Girls has told the stories of more than 600 phenomenal, real-life women who inspire girls to be the stars of their own stories. Through Rebel Girls Be the Change, presented by Athleta Girl, we encourage girls to envision how they too can change the world.
To support our mission of raising the most inspired and confident generation of girls, each month this year, we are highlighting an attribute girls can own in their journey to build confidence and create change. We will also feature women who embody these traits, offering empowering stories and quotes for girls to begin to see these characteristics in themselves.
Check back each month for a brand-new attribute and stories of the extraordinary women who embody them.
January | Be Original. Stay Rebel!
We encouraged young girls to kick off the new year celebrating who they are and what makes them original. A girl’s uniqueness is her superpower, and being original empowers creativity.
We highlighted extraordinary women including Frida Kahlo, Shirley Chisholm, Poly Styrene, and Yusra Mardini whose stories are in the Rebel Girls app as well as the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.
February | Be Bold. Stay Rebel!
We celebrated Black History Month by acknowledging, applauding, and amplifying the beauty, power, and resilience of Black Girl Magic. We inspired girls to be bold by taking risks and being courageous.
We highlighted women including Naomi Osaka, Bessie Coleman, and Leah Chase whose stories are in the Rebel Girls app as well as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic.
March | Be Connected. Stay Rebel!
For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we helped girls build their confidence by staying connected to their sisterhood, family, friends, mentors, and allies. We inspired girls around the world to build and activate their local community to create change for the better.
Girls can discover stories of mother-daughter duos in our book Rebel Girls Powerful Pairs and Rebel Girls app content featuring Marie Curie and Iréne Joliot-Curie, Leena Sharma and Bhakti Sharma, Portia Mbau and Lumai de Smidt, Briana Sullivan and Cambyr Sullivan, among many others.
April | Be Conscious. Stay Rebel!
Earth month is a time to be mindful of our impact on the planet and be conscious of how we can create change for a sustainable future. We celebrated climate warriors from around the world who help us safeguard the planet, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, and Nemonte Nenquimo, found in our new book, Rebel Girls Climate Warriors and on the Rebel Girls app.
May | Be Determined. Stay Rebel!
As we celebrate awesome female entrepreneurs who reached impressive goals with creativity, ingenuity, leadership, and elbow grease, we empower girls to believe they too can achieve anything through determination, confidence, and a little grit.
June | Be You. Stay Rebel!
During Pride Month, we celebrate the qualities that make girls everywhere their own individual. Empowering girls to embrace who they are inspires self-love and builds confidence.
July | Be Adventurous. Stay Rebel!
Summer is the time to explore and build new experiences that help open a world of opportunities, meet new friends, and have fun! Empowering girls to be adventurous creates confidence and inspires them to imagine all the possibilities in front of them.
We will highlight women including Luo Dengping, Mae Jemison, Maya Gabeira, and Barbara Hillary whose stories are in the Rebel Girls app as well as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic.