I happened to be home this Super Bowl weekend and watched the game with my dad. He was cheering for the Colts and I for the Saints. I don’t necessarily know that much about the Saints, but I do know the city of New Orleans needed a win like no other.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks reading articles and watching primetime specials about this broken city looking to the Saints to put them together again. I’ve seen the change that occurred in that town on the journey to the Super Bowl and the excitement that was once gone return. Last night I watched the Saints, against all odds, defeat one of the best teams in the league.
It reminded me how unreachable and far away the good seems to be when you are surrounded by the bad- but with hope and a little faith the good always seems to find it’s way back to people when they need it the most. I know we talk a lot about hope around here. It’s a crucial part of our success so you’ll see posts about this again and again I’m sure.
Our next great hope lies in the official formation of a non-profit organization called The Girls Fight Back Foundation. The mission is to end violence toward young women by providing the tools to cultivate a community that offers access to resources, a network of support, and opportunities for activism. Through the Foundation, we will launch GFB Clubs on school/college campuses nationwide to achieve the mission.
We could not be more excited about this and can’t wait to tell you all more about this exciting new venture as we work to develop it. Of all the women that will be helped and the changes that will come, we are hopeful…