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The following are top picks and trending topics on gc4women.org news:

1. Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

Women researchers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with female scientists across the globe playing pivotal roles, from advancing knowledge on the virus, to developing vaccines, treating patients and assessing the pandemic’s devastating economic and social impact. Read more here.

2. How to Teach Your Child to Love Reading

The pressure you feel about your children’s reading is wholly understandable. Pediatricians and educators are constantly telling parents to prize literary skills. And with good reason: Early reading has been associated with a host of positive outcomes, not only academic, but social and emotional, too. So when kids falter as readers, parents often feel a double frustration: one born of concern for their child, and another stemming from a sense of failure as a parent. But getting your kid more interested in reading will require fighting this kind of thinking, and avoiding telegraphing your concern to her unintentionally. Instead, try to view your child’s learning to read as an opportunity to delve into their interests in a way you can both enjoy. Read more here.

3. The Poetry Contest Rallying People To Promote Social Justice

Throughout history poetry and justice have seamlessly gone hand in hand. From the classic’s of Maya Angelou to the 2021 inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman, the convergence of poetry, social justice, and activism transcend time across generations. Today, Generation Z is leading the way. 

Harnessing the power of creative expression, 14-year-old Isabella Hanson created the “I Matter” national poetry competition in 2020 to give a vehicle to young voices wanting to amplify awareness about racial injustices and civil unrest in the U.S. Honoring Black Lives Matter and powered by Gucci, the contest for grades K-12 drew participation from 26 states last year. The top poems and art were made into a compilation book honoring the lives of black people killed in 2020, and can be downloaded here. Read more here.

4. How to Cope With The Pandemic Anniversary

Although the coronavirus was circulating in the United States in January 2020, last March was full of harrowing firsts. Whether you eventually experienced the illness firsthand or not, your life undoubtedly changed—perhaps even devastatingly—in March 2020, when COVID-19 became a household name in the U.S.

If you need a refresher, the American Journal of Managed Care reports that during that month, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the outbreak officially became a national emergency in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many states started issuing stay-at-home orders last March. So as we approach March 2021, you may be thinking more about what you’ve gone through over the last 12 months, which can dredge up a well of complicated emotions.

“A year is an important marker of time,” Sarah Lowe, Ph.D., assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at Yale School of Public Health, tells SELF. “When you go through each year, feelings come up about time and about the trajectory of one’s life.” So it’s logical that March might find you feeling a little heavier. Below, you’ll learn a bit about why this March might have unique challenges and how your body and mind might react to the pandemic anniversary, plus a few techniques to help you cope. Read more here.