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i happened to catch the end of jimmy fallon one night. my eyes were glued to the tv because i couldn’t believe what i saw.   a double dutch crew!!  taking me back to days of my youth. i was terrible at it but as bad as i was i always felt so happy jumping rope.  

the amazing team of girls i saw that night are part of the HONEY bee’s, which stands for Helping Other’s Now, Empowering Yourself. the non-profit group was started just two years ago by jersey city natives Takeria Clark and Kimberly Price.  the group provides a fun space for girls to learn teamwork, confidence and creativity, plus some serious athletic skills.  

the girls in the group span ages 4-16 and are so good that even though they just started 2 years ago, they have already claimed the title as world champions in the international double dutch competition.  now that’s something to jump up and down about!!

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i told myself my first blog after dad’s death would be about how i’ve overcome.  i envisioned that by now i would be back into the swing of things.   but that was before grief visited and decided to make my life it’s home.   like many of you who have lost a close family member or friend, the pain can be too much to bare.  it may seem like you (me) can never get the death out of our mind.

it’s too soon for me to really speak on living with grief.  all i can say is for now, one month in i have not overcome.  i’m not back bigger and better. but i am here.  i will try to write and create again. i will try to run my business and be a teacher while i’m getting taught about life’s twists and turns.  please be patient with me as i try to be patient with myself.  i will try and keep trying as i stumble through this new terrain; my new existence since grief killed the life i knew before…

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we are celebrating 13-year-old golf extraordinaire, chia yen wu.

she’s soo good  that this past weekend she entered the semi-finals for the US women’s amateur golf tournament where she beat college students!

she is the youngest player to ever reach semi-final stage in that championship’s history.  

Check out her game posted by USGA Here

we love how nyc youth poet laureate & 18 year old high school senior, sharon lin, uses her words to move hearts.  her poem ‘a footnote on a hollywood blockbuster’ critiques the way images of women/girls of color are portrayed by media and beyond. check out the power of her message…

 

some birthdays i’ve cried the whole day…felt like nothing was going right in my life. other times i just wanted to be alone; needed the quiet time to reflect on how much i’d overcome.   of course there were years of elation and glee too. but through it all; i’m still here.

even though it’s clear usa is going through growing pains, we will come out the other side better and stronger. this july 4th, regardless of how you feel things are going with the country; celebrate anyway.  faith in the celebration will allow us to pull through.

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some people think STEM is really boring.  but that’s because they are learning by reading about STEM. STEM is an action sport.  it’s about doing.  you’ve got to get in there and play. 

that’s why the new web diy series ‘Hack along with Goldie Blox’  is so great. Every Friday a new episode is gonna come out with fun fixes that any girl with a can do attitude can make themselves. 

Check it out

i give a huge congrats to mom from philly who spent more than $25,000 for her son to have a dubai themed prom party.  by now i’m sure you have heard about this situation , since IG and youtube has been aswirl about it.  most of the comments are shock and horror that someone would spend that much money on a prom. someone from anywhere but not a mom who by her own accounts didn’t have that type of money. but i see this as genius…

i believe philly mom, aka saudia shuler, had a master plan.   my guess is that she really threw the party as a kick off for her new party planning business.  how brilliant a marketing plan would that be!  she has thousands of people sharing video and photos of her event.  news and sites around the world are talking about her idea.  it’s clear the woman is super talented. as it took so much creativity and time management to plan something of that magnitude.   i can’t imagine other people not wanting to hire her. if this was her thought process and i really hope it was…she took a risk indeed but potentially a risk that may pay off BIG

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