- REALWoman™, a division of REALgirl®, is offering another 3-Day Intensive workshop for adult women October 18th-20th, 2013. More detailed information is available here. For further information and interest please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 580-7048.
- “If God is a man, where does that leave women? If all the power rests with a man, women are left to find their power by attracting the right man. That puts girls and women in competition with each other rather than supporting one another for mutual empowerment. In fact, when viewed in terms of human development, patriarchy serves no one. It limits men, while it cripples girls and women.” – Anea BogueListen to this eye-opening conversation, with Dr. Nancy from ‘Women Speak Radio’ and Anea Bogue, about how women can peel back layers of programming to claim our true power. Women Speak Radio or visit the press page here.
- Have you ever met someone who you know is doing the work they are meant to do in the world? I knew I had when I met Anea Bogue, Self Esteem expert and Life Coach. Anea’s mission: Helping women and girls find and claim their inner power so that they can reach their full potential.So what does self esteem have to do with conflict? Quite a bit. Join us we discuss the challenges of raising teen girls and how self esteem – mother’s and daughter’s alike – plays a role in this delicate relationship. Make Peace at Home Radio Interview (07-03-12) or visit the press page here.
- “Your intuition allows you to see beyond the mundane, logical, and analytical. Follow it.” ~ Colette Baron-Reid
- It’s Time To Represent the REAL Me!
The film Miss Representation exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths.REALgirl® is a stand for breaking this cycle and is proud to present this brilliant documentary!
About the film
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
- “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” ― Maya Angelou
- Supporive gift ideas for the holidays or any occasion: Dana’s Collections combines the traditional concept of jewelry, with non traditional ones, handcrafted in a one of a kind, these pieces are following an eclectic expression: nature, tradition, romanticism, becoming feminine, whimsical and bohemian. Recycling everyday goods, and reusing them in unlimited new forms of art, fashion or technological products, recycling should become our new way of life style. Exploring our creativity, any material can be transformed and become art. Since a young age, Dana loved to hand craft clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses and belts, so she is am doing this for many years. She loves to create unique pieces that express a sense of beauty.
- “You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
- According to About.com in ‘Women’s Issues’, here are some of the women who changed the world in the first decade of 2000. Don’t forget to add yourself to the list!
- “Awaken, Emerge, Reconnect… To your life’s path as a woman.”
– Shoshana Ananda, Creator andf Facilitator of the Sacred Feminine Program: A program dedicated to the practices and principles of the mystical aspects of womanhood.
- “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
- “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
- “Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.
Imagine yourself as this woman.”
– Patricia Lynn Rielly, Imagine a Woman
- Manifesto Men: A site for men who are committed to growing more conscious in every way, and for the women who love and support them. Here you can read our Manifesto for Conscious Men, watch the video Dear Woman and connect with others around a variety of topics. We worship women here, so if you’re a woman, we welcome you to join these lively discussions.
- The challenge is for each of us to let go of old patterns that no longer serve us; that divide us; that operate from imbalance, exclusion, domination and control. The opportunity is to rise above fixed positions and differences to discover our common ground and build upon our similarities and mutual goals. –Women Walk the Land
- “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
– Anais Nin (Author)
- “The wound that needs to be healed is the wound between women. When that wound is healed, then the wound between men and women can be healed. When the wound between men and women is healed, the family will be healed. When the family is healed, the community is healed. When the community is healed the world will be healed.” -China Galland, The Bond Between Women: Journey to Fierce Compassion
- “If we compare earnings of all working men (age 24 to 40) and all working women (age 24 to 40) we find women earn only 62 cents for every dollar earned by men.” And yet, last month every Senate Republican and one lone Democrat from Nebraska voted not to even debate the Paycheck Fairness Act. Here are two great articles with more information: Women eNews / The Nation
- “Many women in the year 2010 do not know how their clitoris functions or how to give themselves pleasure, nor do they feel safe telling a partner or a husband what they need or that it hurts when they are entered without preparation or that it would all work much better if it happened slower.” – Eve Ensler
- “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple
- Just as little as 5 minutes a day of a green activity (gardening, nature walks, etc.) can boost both mood and self-esteem. For women, whose bodies are powerfully connected to nature, this is especially true.
- “How a woman relates sexually in her life is deeply connected to her groundedness, her sense of self-esteem, and her ability to transmit powers and energies of transformation.” – Vicki Noble, Shakti Woman
- The Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW, or the Treaty for the Rights of Women), was adopted by the United Nations in 1979, and is the most comprehensive international agreement on the basic human rights of women. The treaty provides an international standard for protecting and promoting women’s human rights and if often referred to as a “Bill of Rights” for Women. It is the only international instrument that comprehensively addresses women’s rights within political, civil, cultural, economic, and social life. To date, 185 countries – more than 90% of the members of the U.N. General Assembly – have signed on to CEDAW. The unsigned nations are Iran, Nauru, Palau, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan and Tonga – and one industrialized country, the United States.
- “In early historical civilization, lunar symbols wove together three major metaphorical concepts. The first is the idea of fertility. The moon controls the tides of both water and blood – the sacred fluids of the early religions. The second is the concept of periodic rebirth, symbolized by the moon’s monthly waning and renewal. The third is the notion of continually repeating cycles of change.”
– Layne Redmond, When the Drummers Were Women
- “A woman’s natural timing is cyclical, circular, spiral, nonlinear, and nonrational.”
– Vicki Noble, Shakti Woman
- “We, women of the world, stand in partnership with men. We step forward into the growing wisdom that the FULL inclusion of women is imperative for the survival of our species and the planet.” Women-Walk-the-Land.com
- “To ‘let go’ is not to fix, but to support.” Author Unknown
- “Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the present. A woman who has walked through her past. Who has healed into the present.” – Patricia Lynn Reilly, Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself
- “Women are deeply connected to the moon, the female nature profoundly lunar at its biological base.” – Vicki Noble, Shakti Woman
- Nearly 30 years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the United States remains the only democracy that refuses to ratify the most significant treaty guaranteeing gender equality.
- “In ancient times menopausal women were the wise grandmothers of the tribe, their wise blood stored in the body like the wisdom stored in their psyches.” –Vicki Noble, Shakti Woman
- The aspects of a woman’s body that are most closely related to her innate female power, the capacity of her belly, hips, and thighs to carry and sustain life, are diminished in our society’s version of a beautiful woman.
- “In the oldest times, women’s bodies were considered holy, because they had the seemingly magical ability to give birth; to create new human beings. As a result, women became the first technicians of the sacred, performing religious functions we would today associate with the clergy or priesthood. Sacred drumming was one of their primary skills” –Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women
- “A woman … must learn to lead from the womb. To move our attention from the head to the belly, from the mind to the body, a woman must learn to read the signals and learn to trust them. Otherwise she will never be sure of the difference between her intuition and those little fearful voices in her head that tell her to be cautious, careful, stop, don’t, and so on.” – Vicki Noble, Shakti Woman