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Reason for hope

Use Movies to Foster Gender Equity

Use Movies to Foster Gender Equity

It’s a little too chilly outside for April! In fact that’s an understatement. On days like this it’s nice to stay inside. On nights like this it’s great to have a home, some warm food, and a good movie to share. But, not just any movie.

I’d like to suggest some movies that have strong female role models. When girls and women play a leading role in the plot it sends a positive message to survivors, our new partners, and our own children that women are strong, capable, intelligent individuals who make valuable contributions to every aspect of life.

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself

You may have read in a previous blog that the Founders of 1 in Four met two summers ago at a summer camp for women survivors of violence (and their

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What makes a woman?

What makes a woman?

When looking for symbolic representation of women, I started thinking about the stereotypical images we use to portray women in North American culture.

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Change takes time.

Change takes time…

I sat down to write a blog about change, and the idea that for any solid change to become rooted within us, it takes about 3 months.... and then I

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Journaling

What’s your thing?

I sat down yesterday for about an hour, writing a post that was really dear to my heart.  It doesn't usually take me anywhere near that length of time but

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Journal Writing

Journal Writing

You may know all the reasons why you should keep a journal, but if you've never written in a journal before, or have limited experience with it, you may

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