You Go Girl: why
“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” Walter Anderson
I have a daughter. Her name is Genesis. In 2016, she was diagnosed with a rare disease and nearly lost her life. On her road to recovery, she had to take medicine that left her body looking differently than it once was. In her first year of middle school, she encountered bullying for the first time. I, like many parents, was furious and wanted something to be done. That’s when I looked inward to see how I could do something. I wanted to approach this from a different perspective.
We live in a society where Suicide ranks as the number one cause of mortality in young girls between the ages 15 and 19 years globally. The “ME TOO” movement has become a trending topic uncovering many who have been the victim of sexual assault. Bullying is invading schools and workplaces across the country. There is a problem. You GO Girl will take an approach that seeks to build up our girls and young women from the inside. We are creating fearless females who will live their life’s passion without fear.
You GO Girl won’t be your typical conference. The event will be a day-long summit to help empower the girls and women in the community. The four main themes will be self-love, self-awareness, mental health, and physical health. There will be keynote speakers, music, song, poetry, and dance. It will include breakout sessions for both the girls and women. We have carefully selected those in our community and beyond who have overcome obstacles and have a story to tell and have a burning desire to empower others.
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