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#WomensHistoryMonth Campaign 2019

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This past March, to celebrate Women’s History Month, we featured Women Making History across our social media platforms! The women featured are all currently involved in feminist activism and they’re using their voices in unique and inspiring ways. Read on for the full list of women we featured and more information about their work, including…

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Gratitude Journals

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GRATITUDE JOURNALS Grace M Goodman, Psy.D. Gratitude journals have been shown to increase happiness and decrease stress. To get the most benefit from gratitude journaling, follow these helpful guidelines: Journal once or twice per week. Evidence suggests that this is more beneficial than journaling daily. Pick one or two things that you are grateful for…

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Gratitude Paper Chains

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GRATITUDE PAPER CHAINS Create a Gratitude Chain with your family. Use colored paper and pre-write a gratitude prompt on each link. Then, tape the links together and hang the chain. Each day, remove one link – maybe during a family dinner – and everyone can answer that prompt. Some prompt ideas: Name a food, game, friend, trip,…

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International Day of the Girl 2018

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October 11 is International Day of the Girl! October 12 is our celebration, viewing the film Beauty Bites Beast with the filmmaker Ellen Snortland! Join us!   What is your family, classroom or organization doing to celebrate the International Day of the Girl? Perhaps you’ll be joining us for our film night, mini self-defense training,…

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Poetry to Inspire

Praise Song for the Day Elizabeth Alexander Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each other’s eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching…

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Reflections & Intentions

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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and set our goals and intentions for the year ahead. Below is a list of 10 tips that will help you set and stick to your goals in 2019. There’s a sense of freshness and…

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Resources on Media Literacy for Young Women

Books: Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel by Jean Kilbourne and Mary Pipher Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes by Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown Websites: http://www.about-face.org Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty: http://www.dove.us/social-mission/campaign-for-real-beauty.aspx Short clip on “what it takes to make an ad”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty…

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Resources on Self Defense

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RESOURCES ON SELF DEFENSE We’ve worked with two organizations over the years for self defense training. We’re providing information about both of them here to help you select the one to best meet your training needs. These courses will help you build awareness, assertiveness, and physical technique for self defense. IMPACT: Recommended by our friend…

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Science Behind Why Women May Not Report Sexual Assault

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY WOMEN MAY NOT REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT A Message from the President of APA, Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel Traumatic memories stored differently in the brain, according to psychological research WASHINGTON — Following is a statement by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, regarding what the scientific research says…

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Talking About Sexual Assault with Children and Teens

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TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS The political events of the last few weeks have focused our national, neighborhood, and family conversations on sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Wherever you find yourself on the political spectrum, many report that this is an emotionally grueling time. It has been particularly triggering for those who have experienced…

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