Mihaela Noroc Photographer, Creator of The Atlas of Beauty Women of the World in 500 Portraits I’m a 31 years old photographer from Bucharest, Romania but I spent most of the last 4 years traveling in different countries of the world. My father is a painter so since my childhood I was surrounded by colours. When I was 16, I discovered photography but, unfortunately, in the next years I … [Read More...]
- 1 in 4 women is a victim of domestic violence
- 3 in 4 homeless women are victims of DV
- DV victims lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year
- 15 million children witness DV each year
- Many women have lost everything and start over with nothing, except…
shame fear worthlessness hopelessness
But, there is hope.
We believe all women should be able to live abuse-free, in healthy relationships, empowered to reach their greatest potential.
After learning of the huge unmet need for domestic violence victims to build their self-confidence to avoid returning to abusive partners, Bristol-Smith gathered experts—therapists, coaches, and trainers—to create a leadership program which she initially launched as a volunteer project with 6 participants.
These women have subsequently taken their message out to the community and have spoken to over 5,000 others in homeless shelters, schools, and other organizations.
Changing The World
Our programs provide women with the tools and skills they need to regain confidence and rebuild their lives.
Women who have confidence are empowered to find jobs, start new businesses, and create healthy abuse-free lives for their children.
- poverty and homelessness
- violence at home and in our neighborhoods
- risk of violent behavior by children in adulthood
- costs to taxpayers for medical care, law enforcement, and lost wages…
…to ultimately create healthier, safer communities.
Gabby Douglas The first woman of color to win an Olympic Gold Medal in Gymnastics You have to believe that you are good enough and not give up. Back in 2011 I fell seven times in the competition and it was so embarrassing. My mom said that a winner is the one who falls and gets back up again. Throughout my career, a lot of people have doubted me. When someone tells you that you can’t do … [Read More...]
Today we witnessed the solar eclipse and in our Leap to Confidence classroom the topic was Identifying and Sharing Your Strengths. It was the perfect moment to take some time for reflection. It's so easy to cover up who we really are and to hide our gifts and talents. You might find that you tend to do the same, to discount your own good traits or skills. Each of our resilient courageous … [Read More...]
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