1000 Dreams Fund Recipients

Each week during our 60-day Indiegogo 1000 Dreams campaign, we will introduce you to the awesome young women we are funding if our campaign goal is successfully reached. If our goal is met each young women will receive a $1,000 scholarship. This week we’d like to introduce you to Sarah and Karina! My Story: My dream is to be

Why #1000Dreams

    Why #1000Dreams? It’s no secret that here at UChic our mission is to help young women and girls succeed in whatever they put their minds to, and we believe big expenses should never stand in the way of big dreams. But college tuition is soaring, parents’ expendable income is limited, and teens are

LYD Star: Ana Barros

  Ana Barros is a rising junior at Harvard. She is majoring in Sociology and is particularly interested in issues revolving around class, race, and urban poverty. Part of the reason why she decided to pursue Sociology was to try to make sense of her personal experiences growing up in a low-income community and as a first-generation

LYD Star: Ellie Smart

Ellie smart is a rising sophomore at the University of California-Berkeley. She is a D1 athlete and is currently pursuing her dream of diving professionally (or in the Olympics!) What do you do currently and how did you get here? After my freshman year I decided I was going to move away from home and

5 Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

With the start of a new school year under way, it can be easy to lose it with a new schedule, new responsibilities, even a new school.  To keep your cool, keep your instagram up-to-date with these fun, inspiring influencers.  With these five accounts, you are sure to leave a little more inspired than you

LYD Star: Marlene Rhein

Marlene Rhein has spent over 15 years as a music video director, involved with over 50 videos. In 2000 she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. In addition to writing and directing The Big Shot-Caller (2008) Marlene co-starred in the film, demonstrating her versatility. She is also known for the

LYD Star: Juliette Brindak

Juliette Brindak  is a 16 year old entrepreneur; cofounding Miss O and Friends—a social website and brand for tween and young teen girls.  What do you do currently and how did you get there? Since I’m also sixteen I’m really interested in how you were able to get started so early. So what I do now

LYD Star: Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole is an upcoming junior at Harvard University. She is an organizer of the Diversity Report, a movement that led to the “We are Here” demonstration, part of the attempt to increase support for minority students on campus. Let’s start from the beginning. How did the Diversity Report begin at Harvard?  The Diversity Report really began as a

5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Active to School

It might be tempting to spend the next few weeks sleeping late, watching movies and staying in pajamas for days at a time, but that will make getting back into the swing of things in late August that much harder! When you let your mind relax for too long, no matter how good it feels

5 Best Cities for Fashionistas to Study Abroad

By Guest Blogger Hannah Long Studying abroad is considered the experience of a lifetime for a reason – you’ll be immersed in a new culture, learn a new language and become totally independent and self-confident. If you’re a fashion lover, studying abroad will also open your eyes to a completely new outlook on style. If