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After a Covid-19 break, we are so excited to share we will be holding our 11th Annual Her Power! Event for teen girls* with disabilities. We can’t wait to expand on the over 250 girls we have served in the past.
Her Power! works directly with girls with disabilities through a unique, four-day, overnight event designed to promote critical thinking about society’s messages, eliminate shame, develop leadership skills and encourage self-acceptance. This event is built on the best practices of the disability justice community and emerging research in female development and goes beyond self-esteem programming to provide a venue for real self-empowerment.
We aim to be fully inclusive of all individuals with disabilities (including invisible disabilities). Her Power! Provides paid personal attendant services, a 24-hour nurse, and inclusive menus for people with medical/religious dietary needs. Our staff are all disabled women, trauma-informed, and undergo full background checks each year.
Our work is based in disability pride. We promote these radical notions:
- People with disabilities are not broken.
- There is no reason to feel shame associated with disability.
- All people should be able to embrace their unique differences and accept all aspects of who they are as individuals.
- The work to end gender violence includes working to end systems of oppression, including but not limited to: racism, classism, sizeism, ableism, sexism, heterosexism, etc.
Registration is now open and available through google forms. (or you may use the word form). You do not need to fill out the medical information until after you register.
If your daughter/minor would like to attend Her Power! this year please fill out these forms and send them back as soon as possible. If you or your teen have any questions please reach out!
Her Power is run on donations from community members. If you would like to donate visit our webpage.