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July 31, 2018
Girls Empower Each Other

Empowered Girls Become Empowering Women

The other day I saw a woman wearing a t-shirt that read: “Girls compete with each other, women empower one another.” As an advocate for empowering women, and a collector of inspiring t-shirts, I was immediately attracted to the quote. However, the more I thought about it, the less I […]
May 25, 2018
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Stand Against Racism Essay by Grace K.

I attend Bay City Western High School, site of the now infamous confederate flag display. On one hand it is clear the confederate flag displayers had constitutional rights to free speech. But on the other it was a blatant symbol of racial intimidation and ignorance by the bearers. I truly […]
May 25, 2018
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Stand Against Racism Essay by Alexandria M.

The biggest area of need regarding racism I feel involves different forms of harassment and lynchings that are showcased towards students of different ethnicities, after years of people of color fighting for their freedom, and the right to voice their opinions, hatred is still brewing. It is the children, the […]
April 19, 2018

YWCA GLBR Denounces Display of Confederate Flags

YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region denounces the display of Confederate flags by some Bay City, Michigan citizens yesterday.  Fueling this display is a debate of “heritage not hate,” however this debate states the obvious – this particular heritage is hate. When someone says it is about history, this history is […]
April 10, 2017
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Edgy Education 101

Some questions are hard to ask. Others can be really difficult to answer. YWCA GLBR seeks to uplift, engage and educate for the benefit of women everywhere. To that end, the Racial Justice committee has a new project coming — Edgy Education 101. The RJC hopes to pose and answer […]
December 31, 2016
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Confidence is Beautiful: 7 Tips to Show It Off

Confidence: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: You know that girl that walks into a room and every turns their heads? She may not have it all but she does have something that some people want… Confidence. There is no mistake that ëConfidence is Beautiful.í […]
December 31, 2016
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How to Teach Women to be Empowering

I recently wrote about 5 Ways to be an Empowering Woman to help motivate women to be the change we want to see in this world. One of the sections was called Teach Them. Teaching women of all ages to be empowered is important. I know because I have been […]
December 31, 2016
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5 Ways to Be An Empowering Woman

Women in today’s society are labeled in multiple ways. How great would it be if we were each labeled ìEmpowering.î How great would it be if we each decided to be empowering women. One of the best things we can do is women is continue to fight for our voice; […]
December 31, 2016
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Stop Living in Fear of Failure

Life is hard enough already without continuously beating ourselves up with all the things we think we do wrong. Well, I’m here to tell you to give yourself some grace. Life is full of struggles, issues, failures, mistakes, and problems. Everyone deals with some level of this too. You are […]