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Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.
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Community Connections: 9 Women’s Groups to Plug You Into Paris

INSPIRELLE gives you the scoop on essential women’s associations and clubs which have helped generations of women make France feel more like home. So, what are you waiting for? Get connected!
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Girl Scouts in Paris: Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

The Paris chapter of the Girl Scouts is a fun way for girls to connect with each other and their community to help make the world a better place.
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Canadian Raises Breast Health Awareness With Pink Bra Spring

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a bra! For the uninitiated, the sight of bras floating floating in the sky might seem oddly delightful — just another day in Paris. For others, the Pink Bra Spring event is an opportunity to come together in love and support for breast health and women with breast cancer.
Young refugee boy arrives in Greece. Photo: UNHCR/Socrates Baltagiannis

Refugees in Need: How We Can Help in Paris

Looking for a concrete way to help people in need, including refugees in Paris? Why not donate your gently used, unwanted clothing and shoes to the Centre Corot?
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How to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Paris

Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer amongst women around the world. But with early detection, the survival rate has increased phenomenally. Show your support for the global campaign for breast cancer awareness by participating in one of these many activities in Paris throughout October!
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Making Music and Celebrating Life at the Fête de la Musique 2016

What better way to spend the longest day of the year than by making music late into the night? For the 35th edition of la Fête de la Musique in Paris, the theme is "Music is stronger than…", an uplifting appeal to unite as a community after a difficult year.
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An Open Letter to Melania and Ivanka Trump

On the eve of the inauguration, INSPIRELLE makes a sincere plea to Melania and Ivanka Trump to speak up for the rights of families and children.
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Paris Fashion Week Goes to the Extreme for a Great Cause

Fashion Extreme Paris, now in its third edition, kicked off Paris Fashion Week (Sept. 27 to Oct. 5) with a spectacular array of designs from 13 international designers. Founded by expats Suzette and Ryan Riego, the proceeds are donated to Cœurs à Cœurs Foundation.
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The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.