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Becoming Your Own Heroine: Becky's Fund Empowers Young Girls
Becoming Your Own Heroine: Becky's Fund Empowers Young Girls

This past Easter weekend, while many celebrated the holiday and school spring break, a selected group of girls empowered themselves with the Becoming Your Own Heroine: Lessons in Self-Empowerment and Dating Violence program sponsored by Becky's Fund.  The free program focused on building self-esteem and empowerment while addressing conflict resolution, healthy relationships and dating violence for 9-18 year old girls.

Becky's Fund, is a national non-profit organization advocating for the elimination of domestic violence, the support of survivors of domestic violence, and the prevention and and education of domestic violence.

"Becoming Your Own Heroine" incorporated arts, music, theatre, and dance to address self-expression and pertinent issues while also teaching the girls what their rights are, both mentally and physically through a self-defense demonstration and lesson.

With the support of McDonald's and TRG, Becky's Fund taught the girls dance steps to express their emotions, self-defense moves to teach them how to protect themselves, and addressed what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe space.  The day also included a dance workshop sponsored by Dance for Peace and guest speech by myself as Miss Washingtonian Galaxy. 

To find out more about Becky's Fund, visit:  www.beckysfund.org