All posts in December 2013

Girls Fight Back with The Winston-Salem Jaycees

The Winston-Salem Jaycees are an awesome organization that I have been a part of for almost a year now.  They focus on providing social and community service opportunities for young people in my hometown.  When they expressed interest in offering a self-defense class for members, I jumped at the chance to volunteer my time!  We had a small, but mighty turnout of powerful women warriors.

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My favorite thing about doing community programs is seeing the diverse types of people who attend.  For this program, I particularly loved seeing a mom in the audience with her two college-aged daughters.  I say the family who fights violence together, stays together!

As much as I love travelling with GFB, there is something incredibly powerful about these local programs and knowing that I’m doing my part to make my little corner of the world a bit safer.  As we close the door on 2013 and look to 2014, I hope I can do more to bring the Girls Fight Back message to my friends, family, and neighbors!

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GFB Morgan, Speaker in Training, Speaks to the Ladies of the Laraway School

The 6th-8th grade ladies at the Laraway School in Joliet, IL are so dangerous! It was an honor to do my first Girls Fight Back! presentation for these fierce students who rocked the Terminator Tango (thanks GFB Leah!). I would like to thank Kristen Rojas for organizing this wonderful GFB event for the female students and their parents – we had a fantastic turnout! Also, a special thanks to our “Scary Bad Guy”, Brian Johnson, who was relieved when I assured him that a full suit of amour was not going to be necessary at any point during our presentation. This talk was a special opportunity for our organization to connect with a younger audience, which only emphasized how universal the GFB message is for all of us, regardless of age, because we are all worth fighting for!  -GFB Morgan

Graduation Time!!! – GFB Leah Has Been Promoted from Speaker in Training to Junior Speaker

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The GFB Team wishes to extend congratulations and a warm welcome to the Speaking Team to Leah.  The process of becoming a GFB speaker is an intense one that includes graduation from our Summer Academy, FAST Defense training and graduation, quite a bit of reading and studying, a series of conference calls and consults, two complimentary practice gigs that are taped and reviewed by the rest of the team, and unanimous approval from the current team.  We really want to be sure that the women who are chosen to represent us and the GFB message are the best of the best and we couldn’t have made a better choice with Leah.

Leah is based in NYC.  She majored in Cultural Studies at McGill University and wrote her Honor’s Thesis in Film and Women’s Studies.  When she isn’t representing GFB, you can see her on the stage as a comedian.  Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed in her as one of the Top Ten Female Comics. She is also a regular on VH1′s 100 Greatest Series and has toured for the troops in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.  She already has some events booked for Spring 2014, so coming soon to a campus near you . . . . meet Leah!

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GFB – Girl in Progress Leah

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GFB Girl Today – Leah –  Junior Speaker

 

The GFB Store is Back Up and Running

That’s right, GFB friends . . . our store is back open.  From personal safety products to books and branded merchandise, these products are here to make you safer while supporting the GFB message.

It’s time to SHOP GIRLS FIGHT BACK – http://shop.girlsfightback.com/

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Pepper Spray, Inert Pepper Spray (for practice), books, DVD’s, kubatons, door and window alarms and more . . .

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Be Your Own Badass with our Badass Team Shirts

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I’m Worth Fighting For V-Neck Tees

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26 ounce Stainless Steel Water Bottles Available in 2 Sayings “Unleash Your Inner Badass!” and “I’m Worth Fighting For!”

 

GFB Morgan, Speaker in Training, Speaks to the Ladies of the Laraway School

The 6th-8th grade ladies at the Laraway School in Joliet, IL are so dangerous! It was an honor to do my first Girls Fight Back! presentation for these fierce students who rocked the Terminator Tango (thanks GFB Leah!). I would like to thank Kristen Rojas for organizing this wonderful GFB event for the female students and their parents – we had a fantastic turnout! Also, a special thanks to our “Scary Bad Guy”, Brian Johnson, who was relieved when I assured him that a full suit of amour was not going to be necessary at any point during our presentation. This talk was a special opportunity for our organization to connect with a younger audience, which only emphasized how universal the GFB message is for all of us, regardless of age, because we are all worth fighting for!  – GFB Morgan

team-morganWay to go, Morgan!!!  We are so proud of you! – GFB Team