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Carrying on the Legacy

I grew up in the 50’s and early 60’s and was raised by a feminist mother. I didn’t realize that was what she was at the time but I do now. My mom was strong, independent and believed females could do anything. When I look back at that time most households around us were following…
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Finding Empowerment

Great job to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Race to Empower 5K or 1-Mile Fun Walk at Buckingham Friends School (BFS) in Lahaska! It was a new location/partnership for the event this year and a huge success; everyone at A Woman’s Place (AWP) and BFS greatly appreciates your participation and hopes you had a great time!…
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Free Being Me

A wall of teal green vests and colorful badges stands firm in the center of the room. It is formed by a group of girl scouts who are linked arm and arm. Moments ago, these girls were complete strangers. Within minutes they have become a unified bunch, discovering that in some way they are ALL connected….
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#LikeAGirl

Pantiliners have joined the quest to empower girls! It’s not every day that pantiliners make me think… but I confess that watching this video has me thinking of all the things that I do #LikeAGirl. I find myself wondering if, every day, I could raise my own consciousness enough to be aware of at least…
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The Critical Nature of Power

When my younger daughter was in 3rd grade, she struggled with her math confidence. It wasn’t that she couldn’t do math, she just struggled with her confidence in her ability to do math. One day, as she worked on her math homework, I overheard her singing I’ve Got the Power. After taking a moment to…
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The Duty of Delight

“To act lovingly is to begin to feel loving, and certainly to act joyfully brings joy to others which in turn makes one feel joyful. I believe we are called to the duty of delight.” Dorothy Day I recently had the distinct pleasure of engaging in conversation and wrestling with ideas with an intriguing group…
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Empowering BBQ

When the text message notification sounded on my cell phone on Tuesday morning at 4:48 a.m., I actually felt upset. “Just wait,” I thought. “See what it says.” Ugh – two hour delay for the kids. Driving to the office this morning, I found myself checking the rear-view mirror for police cars. I finally realized…
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