Our Stories & Who We're Helping
These are our stories about why our team got involved with this issue and why it is so important to change it. There will also be stories and updates on who we've helped and the difference it's made.
“Being a woman in today’s society looks much different than it once did. The way women are treated socially, culturally and professionally has definitely improved but we still have a ways to go before we are treated as equals. Being a woman in today’s society means I have to think twice about wearing my favorite shirt to work because it’s form fitting and I don’t want to be a target for sexual-harassment. It means I don’t feel comfortable being in a public gym in my workout appropriate clothing because again, it could make me a target for sexual-harassment. As a woman in today’s society I want equal pay for careers we can do just as well as men. I want to be judged for my work ethic before I’m judged on my gender. I’d like to wear clothing that makes me feel happy and confident without worrying if people will think I am asking to be objectified. I want my feelings to be valid even when I’m having my period given that women are seen as too emotional and hormonal during this time. As a woman in today’s society I want to be treated as an equal! I know if we continue to speak out and support each other this change can and will happen!” - Morgan
“Hi everyone! I am Datrie, I am 20 years old and I am passionate about impacting the world around me. As a woman in today’s society I feel there is a lack of unity and oneness from us all. I think change starts first and foremost from within and so having openness & acceptance with ourselves first, will allow others to do the same therefore creating a culture of more coherence, less judgement & more healing through each other. Let’s create a culture of women supporting women” - Datrie
“I’ve never been very good with words, and being asked to summarize my thoughts and feelings on what it means to be a woman and a feminist in 2021 seemed almost impossible. Being a woman is my favorite thing about myself, how could I ever put into words what a beautiful thing it is to be a woman? How can I praise womanhood while also criticizing the world we live in today and how it treats its women? Growing up I heard phrases like, “you kick like a girl”, “stop crying, you’re acting like a girl”, as if being a girl was a bad thing; When in reality the strongest people I’ve ever met in my life, are girls. In general, I'd like to see the world be kinder to one another, love each other a little more and value all women more. Because at the end of the day none of us would be here if it was not for a woman. I would like to see women of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, equally represented in media and politics. I want all women all across the world to feel safe walking alone. I want transgender women to be treated with the same respect that non transgender women are given. Overall, I just want the entire world to see what I see when I see women and girls - Bravery, strength, intelligence, unequivocal beauty and unlimited potential" - Grace