Individuality: In the Box/Out of the Box

Who are you?  What do you like?  What comes naturally to you? One thing we all know about fashion is that it comes and goes.  Though certain trends may change, one thing that will never go out of style is Individuality. When we think of individuality in the category of …

Things I Wish I Had Known About Sex

I wish I had known… The emotions that come with having sex (e.g., feeling insecure, vulnerable, a need to please, possessive, etc.). That as a female you can’t separate sex from your emotions, even if you think you can. That girls care more about the emotional connection than the actual …

Statistics

STATISTICS: 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before she turns 18.  A report of sexual abuse is made every 2 minutes. 90% of abusers are people children know, love or trust.  20% of child sexual abuse victims are under the age of 8. 60% of sexual assaults are …

Silent Cry

Dear Daughter, As I write this letter, tears fill my eyes. I’ve made so many mistakes with my body, my mind, and my heart, all because I did not truly love me.  I don’t know why some people spend their lives struggling to accept who they are, while others are …

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Life Lessons from Rock Climbing…

November 13, 2014 Our Message No Comments
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If you haven’t guessed already, nothing that we do at Fly-Chicks, Inc. is without purpose.  Whether it’s a story on the website or an event with one of the incredible groups of young ladies in our program — each activity is designed to teach the girls to go deeper.  The girls’ version of fun is also our version of “life”.  We can all learn from EVERY experience…no matter the age.  

We recently went rock climbing, and wow — did the experience change their perspective…and ours!  Here are just a few of the incredible thoughts that they shared.  … Continue Reading

Changing Seasons….

November 12, 2014 Our Message No Comments
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We’re going to let you in on a secret — we’ve been changing seasons here at Fly-Chicks, Inc. 

We recently wrapped up 18 months of time spent with some of the most incredible young women you will ever meet– and look forward to continuing with them as we move forward!  Some of these young ladies we’ve known for years through our personal ties, along with our work in schools, churches, and youth organizations. We’ve been introduced to others at the highest recommenation of their family members, leaders and peers.   With their ages varying from 12 to 25 – each young lady has a story and a gift that is unique and incredible. 

What makes them special?  The point when, during a myriad of social and cultural activities, group sessions, conference calls, and conversations, each one reached her own pivotal “A-ha moment” when she realized that nothing that has happened is by chance — but it is all for a purpose!  It’s the moment in which she realizes that everything has aligned to help her be EXACTLY who she was meant to be — with no deviation.  No mistake is too difficult. No story is too dark.  ALL things are working together for her good. 

Then, it is with pleasure that we watch each one turn around, pick up the hand of another, and show them the same…spanning generations – and creating a beautiful cycle of self-awareness, strength, and love. 

Is their life perfect from this point forward?  No.  But they realize that they are able to navigate life’s challenges much more wisely with the tools and support needed to guide them along the way.  The most beautiful thing about the Fly-Chicks, Inc. experience is that each person understands that she is not alone. … Continue Reading

I No Longer…

November 12, 2014 Self-Esteem No Comments
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Below is an excerpt from a very detailed quote by oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep.  Her words resonate. 

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I don not want to waste more time with what displeases or hurts me.

I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature.  I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me, and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. 

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate.  I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise.  I do not adjust either to popular gossiping.  I hate conflict and comparisons…

In friendship, I dislike lack of loyalty and betrayal.  I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.  Exaggerations bore me…and on top of everything, I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve any patience.”

Wow.    Meryl Streep is certainly a woman who knows who she is, what she wants, and what she will not tolerate.  Our desire is that all of us walk in a level of certainty and confidence in ourselves so that we will know when to draw a personal “line in the sand” and not compromise our values in order to please others.

Bravo, Meryl…Bravo.

 

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