Your Role In International Women’s Day
By now, you are likely aware that the month of March represents more than just a peak at Spring, and is in fact women’s history month. What’s more? Today, March 8, 2023 is International Women’s Day, and we are ready to celebrate and raise awareness! We’ve been talking about International Women’s Day for a while because it not only aligns with our mission to provide women ages 18 and older the resources and workshops needed to take on their next stage in life, but it communicates the importance of celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women+. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community takes a look at your role in this important international celebration and discusses how FearLess Dallas can help you bridge the gap.
Writing, Storytelling, and Your Mental Health
Though it can feel isolating and lonely enduring dips in your mental health, it is important to know that you are not alone. Of course, your experience is unique to you, but that does not mean there isn’t someone else out there that can relate in some way, shape, or form. With the historical regression we are currently enduring regarding the rights of gender minorities, it can be difficult to feel confident and comfortable feeling your feelings and receiving the necessary support. This is where our FearLess community comes in to help. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community discusses the benefits of writing and storytelling with respect to mental health and shares how you can utilize these tools to not only share your story but process your experiences as well.
What’s In Store For FearLess In 2023
We’re back, FearLess Dallas community! 2022 saw so much growth, program development, and even further expanded our ability to meet our Builders’ needs through one-on-one counseling, resources, and more. Indeed, growth is something that we strive for consistently, and it is our member network and community of women+ that help us grow and evolve in our mission. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community will discuss some of the amazing events and programming that are in store for 2023, as well as provide an update on new FearLess additions!
Notable December Highlights In Women’s History
Whether you are aware of it or not, there are several ways you can become involved in making positive change. One of the more popular methods includes registering to vote and using your voice to elect officials that can further important legislation. Other ways may include pursuing a career in social justice, championing the rights of others, and simply educating yourself about current events, news, and important movements in history.
Raising Your Voice During Election Season
Our most recent blog took a look at some of the amazing events we were able to host during the third quarter of 2022. Indeed, we hit the ground running in January and have not let up since, as we believe there is always work to be done. In fact, providing our community with the information and resources necessary to take charge of their own lives is an integral component of our program. Just as it is important to have access to the right resources, it is also imperative we have knowledge about what is going on in our current political climate and what we can do to change the course. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community provides important information about election time and encourages you to learn more and cast your vote.
Check Out Our Third-Quarter Recap
We are well into the month of October, and it is almost as if 2022 has happened in the blink of an eye! Indeed, the team at FearLess Dallas has been up to quite a lot in these last ten months, and even if you were not able to make it to some of our events, we hope that some have been able to provide important resources, information, and community for you. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community would like to reflect on some of the great events that took place this third quarter, as well as spread the word about a few more great things you do not want to miss.
Community Support For Breast Cancer Awareness
October is just around the corner, and while many individuals may be gearing up for a fantastic spooky season, the FearLess Dallas community is partnering with Bella Bra Shop to not only bring awareness about breast cancer and its impact on the community, but to provide an opportunity for women+ to receive necessary resources in the process. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and its influence on society, as well as provides resources to help.
Creating Your Life Blueprint
Our most recent blog post took a look at a few groundbreaking policies that have impacted gender minorities, as well as what our role in the process looked like. Indeed, inciting change and progressing important legislation is something we all can become involved in as a community, and time and time again, we have proven that there is strength in numbers. When looking at a micro level, however, change starts with us as individuals. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community discusses the importance of creating your life blueprint, as well as how our community works together to foster continued growth.
Groundbreaking Policies Impacting Gender Minorities
Giving back to the very community that gives to us is a major goal we strive to achieve at FearLess Dallas. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we do what we do! We strongly believe that there is power in numbers, and we aim to help women and gender minorities achieve their individual goals and better themselves by putting them in touch with an amazing community with an abundance of resources. As we all know, there is still so much work to be done in terms of equality, especially in the wake of this year’s steps backward in history, which is why we are gearing into overdrive to make sure our voices are heard. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community takes a look at groundbreaking policies that impact gender minorities.
Announcing Our First-Annual FearLess Summit!
In our most recent blog post, we talked about a backpack drive hosted by Transcend Your Situation, a nonprofit and community partner/sponsor of FearLess Dallas’s mission and goals. Community partnerships and relationships are the core of our full-circle model, and we aim to keep giving back to the very community that gives to us. Today, we are thrilled to announce the summit of this year’s efforts by offering a free day-long workshop available to all women and gender minorities looking to better themselves, regardless of what their goals may be. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community provides pertinent information regarding our first-annual FearLess Summit, as well as what you can expect from the event.
Join FearLess At Kidz Kickback Back 2 School Back Pack Drive
If there is one thing that our community strives to achieve, it is to help women and gender minorities through full-circle mentorship. This can take a variety of forms, but one of our favorites involves sponsoring other community partners and giving back. Indeed, it has been a little while since our last workshop or event, as we took off the month of July to refresh, rejuvenate, and program for the remainder of our first official year as a nonprofit. Now, we are back to kick it into gear. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community shares an amazing upcoming event that we encourage you to check out, and we hope to see you there!
Support Networks And Social Capital
Obtaining your goals, pursuing ambitions, and taking strides toward personal growth are all forms of progress that are influenced by your mental health. Not only is it important to prioritize your mental health, but it is important to recognize that your social health has an influence as well. Indeed, at times it can feel as though it is just you against the world, and in some instances, it might very well be. With social supports to assist you, however, you experience greater levels of success. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community explores the value in building social capital through networking, and discusses the importance of establishing a healthy support network.
Spring Cleaning And Mental Health: Clearing The Mind Of Weeds
In our most recent blog, our very own Director of Communications Maggie Reith Austin discussed the benefits of our various upcoming events, and explained the unique considerations that go into programming for our community. Indeed, it is our mission at FearLess Dallas to help connect women+ from all walks of life ages 18 years and older with the tools and resources necessary to grow into the best versions of themselves, and we aspire to accomplish this through community events, workshops, one-on-one sessions, and fundraisers. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community pays special attention to the importance of mental health and checking in with yourself, as well as how our next community workshop is designed to help you clear your mental garden of weeds.
Q&A With Maggie Reith Austin
Meet Maggie! Maggie Reith Austin is not only our FearLess Dallas Communications Director but our very first member of the team! She has a passion for connecting with others and is always ready to provide her unending support and help out however she can. When it comes to getting to know others and becoming involved in something she is passionate about, FearLess’s focus on providing resources for women+ in our community and fostering relationships resonated strongly with her. Check out what Maggie had to say about FearLess Dallas’ programming and Dallas, TX community.
How COVID-19 Affected Women+
Looking back on the progress we have made thus far is not only incredible to see, but really goes to show that we as women and gender minorities are capable of a lot. We are resilient, outspoken, and always ready to stand up for what is right. Even still, global pandemics have a way of taking us all down a peg or two. While it may seem like something that is getting farther and farther behind us, there is no argument that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt today. In fact, we are still falling ill and combatting variants that seem to pop up every few months, and even more social issues are being brought to light. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community takes a look at the many ways COVID-19 affected and continues to impact women+.
What We’ve Been Up To: First Quarter Recap
These first few months of 2022 have felt like they’ve flown by, and if it is how the saying goes, that must mean we have all been having fun! Indeed, it may be only the end of March, but we hit the ground running with a host of amazing events, workshops, and fun-raisers to kickstart this year. We have also been able to expand our community of FearLess women+ and have great things in store for future classes and events. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community takes a look back at what we’ve accomplished this quarter and provides some insight into what the next quarter will look like.
Significant Women+ In History You Should Know
It goes without saying that much of the voice we have as women in the United States today is a direct result of various contributions from women and gender minorities throughout our history. As Women’s history month comes to a close, it is only natural that we highlight a few important women+ in history and their contributions to women and gender minority rights in the United States. After all, these strong individuals took those first strides for us so that we could run, and we still have much work to do in terms of pursuing progress. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community highlights a few important ladies that you might not know much about, and shares the amazing things that they accomplished or continue to strive toward.
Women+ and Mental Health: Your Health Is Everything
Part of becoming FearLess involves taking ownership in one’s life and striving to achieve greater growth, but it is also important to recognize the role we play in each other’s FearLess journey. Indeed, helping others access resources and acquire knowledge and skills that they might not otherwise be able to is the driving force behind the mission, and that is why our community is so unique. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community takes a look at the way your mental health influences various aspects of your life, and how women+ can benefit from additional support and resources.
Your Vote Matters For Gender Minority Issues
Growing up, you might have come from a household in which politics was not a topic often discussed. As you grew older and obtained an understanding of your place in the community and the needs of others, it became pretty apparent that the United States is not as ahead of its time as the education system might have previously had you believe. In fact, there is significant work to be done in terms of gender equality, minority rights, and a host of other issues. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX community will discuss the need for your vote when it comes to speaking out against racist, sexist, and ableist policies, and how you can spark change for gender minority concerns.
Challenges For Women In The Workplace
It goes without saying that equality in and of itself has been a goal for a variety of marginalized groups for centuries. Even with forward strides such as the abolishment of slavery, the women’s suffrage movement, and obtaining LGBTQIA+ rights, there is still an ever-growing list of work that needs to be done. When looking at women in the workplace, it goes without saying that gender equity has taken steps backward, especially in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. In today’s blog, the Dallas, TX community at FearLess Dallas discusses some of the challenges women are facing in the workplace, as well as how our community can help.
We Are Ready To Help You Become FearLess!
It’s been a long time coming, and I am finally excited to share with you the launch of FearLess Dallas – a non-profit I started to provide full-circle mentorship for women+ in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At FearLess we are building a community of resilient, self-reliant, and resourceful women and gender minorities through training, education, and one on one mentorship by qualified professionals. We meet women+ where they are, providing individual and group curriculums that give women and gender minorities the skills to implement their life’s blueprint.