women reVamped Welcomes New Board Members

Atlanta, Georgia – women reVamped is proud to announce the addition of Chace Baptista, of Providence, RI and Nicholas Frostick, of Grand Rapids, MI to the Board of Directors.  They will fill the seats of outgoing board members Cory Jackson, of Asheville, NC and Jodyann Dempsey, of Grand Rapids, MI. women reVamped’s Board of DirectorsContinue reading “women reVamped Welcomes New Board Members”

Feminism = Common Sense

First, I want to acknowledge the fact that yes, I am telling this story from atop my political soapbox, and yes, I am fully aware that you may disagree with some of the points made. That is the inherit beauty of free will, isn’t it? I cannot think of feminism without taking a cold hardContinue reading “Feminism = Common Sense”

Defining Feminism: Through the Lens of Motherhood

Truth is, I never wanted children. Reality is, I have 3…and 2 grandchildren! The oldest is my step-daughter who is 25; she came in to my life when she was 4. The middle sister is turning 18 as I submit this essay [full-circle moment in the making], and the youngest turned 16 one month ago.Continue reading “Defining Feminism: Through the Lens of Motherhood”

(re)defining FEMINISM: Starting women reVamped

Music by: The Isley Brothers, “Summer Breeze” Breannah Alexander is the Founder and Managing Director of women reVamped.  She currently resides in Atlanta, GA focused on expanding the girl empowerment programs produced by the organization while participating in various advocacy efforts around victims rights and disenfranchised populations.

2014 Contributors

Andrea Alexander (Saginaw, Michigan) – Stereotype-me-not: On Cosplay, Chemistry and Music Nadine Rose Carole (Schoelcher, Martinique) – Feminism is Whatever She Likes Kelly Cleaver (Ferndale, Michigan) – Discovering Myself, Discovering Feminism Ruth Douglas (Windhoek, Namibia) – Culture, Beliefs and Finding Feminism Robin Gabbard (Gays Creek, Kentucky) – Defining Feminism: Through the Lens of Motherhood Lonias Gilmore (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – IContinue reading “2014 Contributors”

In Their Own Words: Cory Jackson

Hometown:  Saginaw, MI Background:  I am currently the Youth Development Director of Program Innovation at the YMCA of Western North Carolina where I oversee program curriculum for 17 afterschool sites, act as the liaison between the Child Care Services YMCA to the surrounding community, manage interns, and am spearheading a mobile feeding site for kidsContinue reading “In Their Own Words: Cory Jackson”

In Their Own Words: Sierra McKissick

Hometown:  Saginaw, Michigan Background:  I have always sought to be a positive influence in whatever community I reside within. In 2006, I co-founded an organization, Agape Love Explosion, that seeks to provide prevention, intervention and spiritual development to at-risk youth in the city of Saginaw and surrounding areas. The Explosion holds a three-day conference every yearContinue reading “In Their Own Words: Sierra McKissick”

women reVamped officially launches following CGI U

women reVamped was formulated following the recognition of a need to provide young girls facing pivotal moments in their life with empowering support systems and in-depth programming.  Our focus on girls, age 13-17, who are first time probationer’s is reflective of our recognition that, for this age group in this particular circumstance, access to quality programming is vital inContinue reading “women reVamped officially launches following CGI U”