Hardy Girls Healthy Women Newsletter


september 2018

This month at Hardy Girls...
September is a fun month for us. We're gearing up to recruit muses for our Girls Coalition Groups in central Maine. We're meeting regularly with the Violence Prevention Network and Maine Boys to Men in southern Maine to collaborate on work in schools. Our Girls Advisory Board will be hitting the Maine Huts and Trails for their annual retreat. They'll be choosing a theme for the spring conferences and deciding on workshop topics! On Sunday, September 16, we'll be at the first annual central Maine Women'sExpo. Then we'll pop into the Diversity & Unity Day at Gorham High School on the 19th. Finally, we'll have a booth in the youth tent at the Common Ground Fair. Stop by and say hello! If there is a an event you think we should know about, shoot us an email!

Do you know about...

Part of our work is building coalition and identifying allies for girls. We often meet incredible organizations doing important work. We think you should meet them, too! In this section, we will highlight their work. If there are other folks or organizations you think we should meet, let us know! This month we start with:


Gedakina is pronounced /g’ dah keen nah/ and means, “Our world, a way of life” in the Wabanaki language. We first met them at the Maine Women's Fund luncheon and were drawn to their work. You'll see why when you read their mission: Gedakina is a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American youth and families from across New England, and to conserve our traditional homelands and places of historical, ecological and spiritual significance. To read more about their work, you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook. We're looking forward to partnering with them!


Hardy Girls in Schools

We're already booking in school girls' workshops through the fall. Is your school on our calendar? To learn more about our programming and hear from our participants, visit our website.


GAB Spotlight: Molly

This is Molly's first year on the Girls Advisory Board. She's jumped right in and tabled with us at the Portland Public School's Back to School Fair. Read more about Molly here.


Social Media Recap
Haven't been on Facebook lately? Here's our Top 4 Most Popular Recent Posts:

1. Activism isn't just for adults and teens. We need to teach younger kids to be activists, too. 
2. When feminism is white supremacy in heels
3. 14-yr-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

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