Hardy Girls Healthy Women Newsletter

Girls Rock! Awards Nominations -
Now is the time to submit your nomination for the 2019 Girls Rock! Awards. We are looking for girls* age 9-19 throughout the state who are doing incredible things in Maine!

*self-identified and gender nonconforming folks

Hardy Board Member Recognized
Chelsea Ellis, HGHW's Board Vice Chair, was recognized by Camden National Bank's Leaders and Luminaries Awards on October 31. Chelsea was chosen as an Emerging Leader and honored with five other nonprofit leaders throughout Maine. Congratulations, Chelsea - you rock!

Girl Power T-shirts
Have you ever thought, "I'd really love a soft t-shirt designed by a Girls Advisory Board member, printed by a local woman-owned business, that supports Hardy Girls Healthy Women?" You're in luck! Our friends at Hi, Pal have done it! When you buy one of these fun (so soft!) shirts, Hi, Pal will donate a shirt to a girl who attends our conferences. This means we can spend our donated funds ON GIRLS not t-shirts! We'll have 600 girls attending, can you help us by sponsoring one today?

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, meet:
Choose Yourself

They create spaces where they gather women for conversations that center their narratives and humanize their experiences. We are excited to be partnering with them bringing their "Girl Talk" event to central Maine. Mark the evening of November 29 on your calendars to join us for panel of women and girls and a conversation on sisterhood. We'll be meeting in Colby's new downtown dorm at 5:30pm. You can read more about the work of Choose Yourself by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.


Just since school started, we've delivered workshops to Scarborough Middle and Mt. Ararat, with Lyman Moore, King Middle, York Middle, Falmouth Middle and Gorham Middle on the calendar! To learn more about our programming, hear from our participants, and schedule us at your school: visit our website.

This is Aurora's first year on the Girls Advisory Board. She's a Baxter Academy student and into social justice. Read more about Aurora here.


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

1. All 19 Black Women Running for Judge in a Texas Race Won Tuesday Night

2. Meet the Puerto Rican sisterhood reinventing the island's future after Maria
A Week of American Hate

Follow us online:


Skip to toolbar