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Alyssa McGillvery

Alyssa McGillvery

  • Not Your Typical Soldiers

    In 1949, the Israel Defense Forces became the first military in the world to require mandatory service from both men and...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryMarch 16, 2017
  • Would You Get the “Decent Dude” Award?

    NYC-based product designer and impromptu award presenter, Yvonne Lin, is currently eight months into her second pregnancy and has a two-hour...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryMarch 15, 2017
  • Anne Hathaway Speaks to UN About Paid Parental Leave

    UN Goodwill Ambassador and former fictional Princess of Genovia, Anne Hathaway, recently spoke to the UN about the necessity of paid...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryMarch 13, 2017
  • Women Who Wear Badges

    Freeze! And consider a career in law enforcement. A few of the exceptional women of the San Diego Police Department were...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryMarch 9, 2017
  • Woman Pulls Man From Burning Car

    What started as a visit to a car repair shop turned into the chance to save someone from a burning car...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryMarch 8, 2017
  • Julie Bowen Champions Childhood Literacy

    The only thing better than milk and cookies may be the non-profit organization working to end childhood illiteracy, Milk + Bookies!...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryMarch 6, 2017
  • Fighting for the 22%

    Women can play video games too. Actually, women already play video games, making up nearly half of video game consumers, and...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryMarch 2, 2017
  • Woman’s Kindness Helps Mom Relieve Toddler’s Fear

    Some toddlers have serious problems – like being afraid of the toilet. Luckily, a stranger’s surprising act of kindness helped resolve...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryMarch 1, 2017
  • Angelina Jolie Sheds Light on Genocide

    You may know Cambodia as the filming location for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the birthplace of Angelina Jolie’s eldest son, a...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 27, 2017
  • No Women, No Agriculture Industry in India

    Contrary to popular belief of Salem times, poor harvests aren’t caused by witchcraft. They’re more likely caused by farmers not knowing...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 23, 2017
  • Tesla Driver Saves Life, Gets Surprise From Elon Musk

    Batman has a Batmobile, Wonder Woman has an invisible jet, and this hero has a Tesla. On the Autobahn near Munich,...

    Badass MenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 22, 2017
  • Iskra Lawrence is Redefining Body Positivity

    Beauty is more than fitting into a pair of skinny jeans; it’s feeling self-love. Model Iskra Lawrence described the pressures people...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 20, 2017
  • Female Leadership in Bolivia Ends Violence

    Though this little barrio in Cochabamba, Bolivia doesn’t look like much with its sea of one-room brick houses and construction sites,...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 16, 2017
  • Strangers Save Young Man from Drowning

    Two men who sprang into action aren’t ready to call themselves heroes, but those who know their story think otherwise. One...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 15, 2017
  • Selena Gomez: Shatter Illusions with Reality

    Selena Gomez is throwing her star power behind a long-time passion project that could work to change the way young people...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 13, 2017
  • Free Cancer Care for Women in India

    One organization is helping people realize that healthy boobs lead to more prosperous communities. In India, Kudumbashree, literally translated to prosperity...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 9, 2017
  • From Homeless to Employed

    A lot of people walk into a Starbucks thinking that when they walk out they’ll have a delicious drink. One man...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 8, 2017
  • Kerry Washington: Add Women to the Room

    There’s no scandal in Kerry Washington’s real life unless you count the lack of women and people of color in leadership...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 6, 2017
  • Not So Hidden Figures

    With rave reviews and three Oscar nominations, Hidden Figures is widely recognized as both a beautiful film and a learning experience....

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 2, 2017
  • Stranger Gives Gift to Baby With Cleft Lip

    Babies are adorable. They just are. During an ultrasound 24 weeks into Nebraskan mother Sara Heller’s pregnancy with her son Brody,...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryFebruary 1, 2017
  • How Mary Tyler Moore Revolutionized Television

    The world will miss the actress who transcended acting, altered television’s depiction of women, and inspired Oprah: Mary Tyler Moore. In...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryJanuary 30, 2017
  • Spreading Magic with Princess Hospital Visits

    Anyone who says that fictional princesses aren’t real obviously have not heard of these young women. Kylee McGrane and Maggie McAndrew,...

    Badass WomenAlyssa McGillveryJanuary 26, 2017
  • Sanitation Workers Help a Family Faced with Cancer

    Every Thursday in Blue Earth, Minnesota, Angie Evenson’s three daughters, five-year-old Grace, three-year-old Rose, and two-year-old Sophia, run to the window...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryJanuary 25, 2017
  • Shakira Leads the World Barefoot

    Hips don’t lie about providing education to underprivileged young people. Colombian recording artist and philanthropist Shakira received a Crystal Award at...

    Be GoodAlyssa McGillveryJanuary 23, 2017