Dear Supportive Friends and Family -
I have been involved with Hardy Girls Healthy Women for the past three years and am now Chair of the Board. It is an honor and and a privilege to be in a leadership position for this amazing organization. One of the things Hardy Girls does really well is connect girls with girls, girls with women, and women with women. I was reminded of these connections last weekend when I saw an art show in Boston of Women artists.
The show had so many elements about connection and sharing ideas openly. Several of the quotations pictured below really struck me.
“I’m always empowered in spaces where there’s many narratives in the room. There’s always room for learning and there’s also room for being quiet.” - Kimberly Drew
“When you put a seed in the ground, it doesn’t stop growing after eight hours. It keeps going every minute that it’s in the earth. We, too, need to keep growing every moment of every day that we are on this earth.” - Ruth Asawa
I feel connected to each one of you. Whether it be through childhood experiences, boarding school shared living, professional experience, child rearing, or hobbies such as volunteerism and yoga each one of you plays an important part in who I am today and in the women I count as friends and family.
Hardy Girls’ vision and mission wants to help girls make connections and realize that they are not alone. We achieve this through our Girls Rock! Conferences (pictured here). I am fundraising to send 100 girls to the conferences this year. Will you help me support connections for Maine girls?
In solidarity with sisters and sisterhood,
Hardy Girls' biggest fundraiser is the annual Girls* Rock! Awards. This is one awesome night of listening to girls talk about leaping over stereotypes, ignoring the haters and smashing the patriarchy. We honor six girls* who are challenging society and making changes around our state. Hardy Girls Healthy Women takes girls seriously and puts the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance.
*self-identifying girls and gender expansive youth
|Mary O'Brien||03/09/2020||$77.55||Thanks Faith for your leadership in this work to empower girls!!||Faith Barnes||03/08/2020||$168.00||Catherine Bickford||02/18/2020||$104.37||Faith Barnes||02/12/2020||$144.49|