Monday, October 31, 2011

Under Control

If I have mentioned before, Kathy Heizerlin was the founder of the Women's Group at Chinquapin; my goal is to do as much as she did when she was the leader of the club. Last year (2010-2011) some faculty members tried to bring the club back; it was a total failure because of the lack of responsibility and timing. Nevertheless, Liszette and I have come to a possible schedule: at least two meetings per month starting in January during PE time. That way, at least for the end of this year we will have ten  meetings. There will be faculty members involved like, Susan Davis, Dorothy Scrutchin, Cristina, Leslie Tamez, etc. Also, Jackie Ayears from Girls Inc. has volunteered to help us out with our project. Amazing blessing we've had with this awesome club. Now we need to take charge and accomplish these goals we have to reach and accomplish. the only issue I have encounter has been the transportation arrangement for the trips that I have intended to make. I'm not sure if the school will be willing to lend us the mini-school-buses or we have to car-pull. That has been my only concern so far. I also want to clarify that I don't want to make this club mandatory, I do wish for every Chinquapinian girl to join, but they will not be forced, it's they choice.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Girl Power

I want this club to change lives, and improve the Chinquapin Girls' morality, and help them in their daily life improvement. What I have intended for this club to do is to let the girls know that they're not alone. They don't have to feel awkward within themselves. I want them to be comfortable and know if they can't have a sex talk with their parents they can come and have those talks in our club. My partner Liszette says, "We should have four of seminars and each will focus on teaching about one of the following: Self Esteem, Sex, Success and Etiquette. I want to focus on these topics and have the ladies informed on how to have a higher self esteem, use protection, strive for their goals and act during formal events. Learning these skills are essential to their futures." My colleague is right, we need to inform these ladies the importance of their actions. Many of us are very stressed and a simple comment can bring our self esteems down, or at our age (14-19), the T.V. commercial ads that promote run way models, and tell you what to eat can also bring us down, for we think that that is how society wants us to look. Sex: can be quite controversial, in some cases the Chinquapinian girls can't even have a decent conversation with their parents about sex. I think that everyone at this age should be somewhat informed about sex, the contraceptives and abstinance. If they can't have a simple talk with their parents, where can they? This is where our club comes in. We can talk about anyting and everything. Success: is such a great topic to talk about. Everyone wants to be successful, but many of us have no idea of how to reach these goals. And ediquette, we need to learn how to properly behave as we get older and we go to interviews for anything. Girls need to know the appropiate dresscode and if they get invited out to eat like a Galla, they need to be taught the right form of self-presentation. There should be no shame if a girl doesn't know a thing about these four things. This is why we are going to come and unite to inform ourselves about important things that will be used in our everyday life.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ladies Need to Take Charge

Sheryl Sandberg, the lady above inspired me so much. She explains how many women in this era want to be productive and take charge in their lives. How they fight for what they deserve and for what they've been thought in school. She explains how many women, in past years didn't really want to do much, they didn't fight for the higher working positions they would be please with what they would get. Leaders-- women taking initiative to do something great. This video inspired me to talk to this with the Ladies of Chinquapin for my Senior Project. We've been very lucky to attend such a great school, we're young educated ladies who only want the best for our future. We don't want to depend on anyone else but ourselves. And many haven't gotten the chance to get educated and informed about these things. We have the power to be the next leaders in our world. If many were to stop and reflect on this, they would realize that we can become the next Women President.