|This is the picture Yugi drew to go|
along with her story.
|Our Hostess Tara with her friend, and fellow |
Girl Scout, Shefali
|The girls fought a crazy thunderstorm to get to the event.|
|Tara started off by explaining what SheTalks was all about.|
|I started with a PowerPoint explaining who I was.|
The slide in the background is "I'm a Wife"
|There were two SheTalks events, and each of the 4 speakers|
had a topic she was to theme her speech around.
|My topic was "Courage". I told the girls|
my birthday was April Fools Day, then
I asked whose birthday was coming up.
|3 girls' birthdays were coming up. This is Katie, my victim.|
I had her stand, face the girls, and then I asked her to sing
Happy Birthday to them in front of the whole room.
|These are Charlotte & Mia, two of our birthday girls.|
|Obviously Katie wasn't going to sing in front of the whole|
group (don't worry, I prepped her to what I was going to do),
so then I asked ALL the girls to stand up and help Katie.
|The moral of the exercise was things aren't so scary when|
you have others around you, to support and encourage you.
It's a lot easier to have courage when you know you're
|I was thrilled with this group of girls. I did not just stand at|
the front of the room and talk at them; they interacted with
very little prompting, if any. We all had fun, and I was quite
impressed, and inspired by them.
|This is Ingrid, Tara's other assistant for the evening.|
|This is Thuy An, and her theme was Advocacy. Part of|
being a good advocate for a cause is being able to articulate
your passion effectively. Thuy An has held several positions
within our local government.
|Here's a picture of most of the group. A few had to leave|
early, so they do not appear in the photo.
|The Girl Scouts|
So much more than just
|As I said, this was a two day event. Here's some shots from|
the first SheTalks...
|Jayne spoke about passion, and how if you are passionate|
about what you do, it will never feel like "work". Jayne is
the owner of our local ice cream shop & the creator of
absolutely beautiful ice cream cakes.
|Courtney spoke on Community. Courtney is active with|
several charities in our area - I'm pretty sure she has even
started a few charities on her own.
|Several of the girls who attended the 1st event came to the 2nd|
|I have no idea what this activity was, but it sure looks like|
the girls were having a blast.
|The turn out for the 1st event was impressive as well.|