Maya Penn is Amazing!



Some people just inspire you, and young Maya Penn is one of those people. At age 16, she is already an entrepreneur, philanthropist, animator, computer programmer, artist, and CEO of her eco-friendly fashion company, called Maya’s Ideas.

Maya has given several Ted Talks (like the one below) on entrepreneurism and encouraging young girls to follow their passion. In case you don’t know, TED is a nonprofit that is “devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less.” Maya has also been featured on The View, The Steve Harvey Show, Redbook, Ebony, Huffington Post, IBM, CNN, Essense, and many more venues than we can name in this one post.

One journalist who interviewed Maya said that “at 13, Maya had joined the ranks of some of the world’s most prominent thinkers and doers.” We couldn’t agree with him more. If ever there was an inspiration and a role model for teens and women everywhere, it’s Maya Penn.

You can purchase Maya’s new book, You Got This, hot off the press. Just click the link at the right. In the meantime, to read more about Maya, click on the following links:

Maya’s Blog – http://mayasideasshop.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Maya’s Ideas for the Planet – http://mayasideas4theplanet.org/

Entrepreneur.com article – https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225796

American Pink – http://america.pink/maya-penn_2931540.html

There are lots and lots more articles out there, but these should get you started.

Thanks for the inspiration, Maya! Stay brilliant,
Rita Lorraine

Mo’ne Davis is All That and More!



Mo’ne Ikea Davis will be 14 years old this year. What’s so special about that? Well, she is the first girl ever to earn a win and to pitch a shutout (with a 70 mph fast ball!) in Little League World Series history (2014), that’s what.

Born in 2001 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this young right-handed pitcher for the Taney Dragons threw “perfect spirals in the outfield” that took the world by storm last year. In the proces, she made the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2014, and became the sixth girl to collect a hit in Little League World Series history.

All this, and guess what? She actually wants to play basketball, not baseball! At least that was the word in 2014.

There is a world of information about Mo’ne Davis on the Internet. Here are just a few links to some great articles. Enjoy!

Perfect Spirals in the Outfieldhttp://www.si.com/more-sports/2014/08/20/mone-davis-taney-little-league-world-series

Sports Illustrated http://www.si.com/more-sports/2014/08/19/mone-davis-little-league-world-series-sports-illustrated-cover

Upcoming Disney Moviehttp://thegrio.com/2015/03/19/disney-channel-mone-davis-movie/

Huffington Post articlehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/damon-young/its-great-mone-davis-had-it-in-her-to-forgive-that-guy-but-still-fk-that-guy-_b_6946230.html

Mo’s Bows is Doing Fine!



Remember this clever young man from Season 5 of Shark Tank? That’s right, this is young Moziah Bridges, the brain behind a new fashion line called Mo’s Bows.

18-Year Old Passes the Bar in the UK!


Gabrielle Turnquest

When we think of young attorneys, we usually think of someone in their mid- or late twenties who is just preparing to take on the world. Not so this time! In fact according to The University of Law’s records, “the average age of a typical lawyer graduating from The University of Law’s Bar Professional Training Course is 27.” Until now.

Meet 18-year old Gabrielle Turnquest of Windermere, Florida, a brilliant teen who just made history by becoming the youngest person to ever pass the bar in the UK. But this wasn’t her first huge achievement. According to a Huffington Post article dated August 2, 2013 she “was also the youngest to graduate with a degree from Liberty University in Virginia at the age of 16.”

Our young genius plans to practice law in the Bahamas, where her parents are from, and pursue a career in fashion law.

Read the Huffington Post article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/gabrielle-turnquest-florida-teen-youngest-bar-exam-uk_n_3696998.html

Stay brilliant,
Rita Lorraine

Teen Creates Anti-Human Trafficking App!!



This is Mikey Martell, a 13-year old from Sugarland, Texas whose Anti-Human Trafficking app is creating a buzz.

Said to have been writing html codes since 5th grade, Mikey and a team of coders “came up with an award-winning app to combat human trafficking: Sex Trafficking Operations Prevention (STOP).”

For the complete article, click on this link:


Thanks for your contribution Mikey.

Stay brilliant,
Rita Lorraine