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Julia Train

About Julia Train

Julia Train is an AmeriCorps Achievement Fellow at Higher Achievement, an educational non-profit in Washington, D.C. and an aspiring communications expert. After college, Julia became an English teacher in Thailand and while traveling and working throughout Southeast Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand, she published and maintained a blog called Thai-Ed-Up Abroad. When she came back to D.C. in March 2015, she worked as an intern for the marketing department at Academic Travel, writing for their blog and re-vamping their website. Because she misses writing, she is now in the process of launching a new blog, called Train Tracks. With a passion for social-justice issues and love for writing, she is excited to be a part of the Her Agenda team.

25 Books About Women That Will Inspire You All Summer Long

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Women Are On The Path To Dominating The Cannabis Industry

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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How Being A Professional Athlete Gave This Woman The Courage To Be An Entrepreneur

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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How Women Are Improving Our Periods With New Technology

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Solange’s Letter Is For The Broken Girl Within

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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How To Ignore Outdated Advice And Crush The Job Hunt

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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How Fierce Women Are Challenging Sexism In Film

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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The United State Of Women Aims To Galvanize Women Locally To Continue Fight For Gender Equality

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Language Of The Gender Gap: Why Job Descriptions Are Biased

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Advice On How To Recognize And Overcome Your Depression

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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