By: Jen Pool Each year, the United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), leads communities throughout the country in their observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This year, NCVRW has taken place this week and lasts through the weekend, and the theme is “Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.”Continue reading “Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.”
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No One Else Has Your Gift
By Wendy J Olson, Healing Coach + Founder of Grit Plus Gumption, 3 min read It is National Volunteer Week! Ok, so what does that mean? National Volunteer week was established in 1974 as a way of highlighting ways to be active in our local communities and the inspiring figures who make our world aContinue reading “No One Else Has Your Gift”
Fight. Rest. Fight Again.
By Wendy J Olson, Healing Coach, Founder + Executive Director of Grit Plus Gumption As a parent to a child with autism, I know what the month of April represents: Autism Awareness Month. And as a survivor os sexual assault, I also know what April brings: Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Moreover, April is also ChildContinue reading “Fight. Rest. Fight Again.”
St. Patrick the…Slave?
“In my human nature, I was born free.” -St. Patrick By: Jen Pool Today we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday held on the day of his death, but did you know that Saint Patrick wasn’t even Irish? Patrick was born in Britain near the end of the fourth century. Around the age of 16Continue reading “St. Patrick the…Slave?”
I Was Your Girl.
By Emily Mills, Founder + Chief Ideation Officer of Jesus Said Love I was your girl. I wonder how long my body will be caught in the crossfires of media ads, locker room talk, legislation and sermons? Here I am, 45 years old in 2023, Waco, Texas and I still know the war against her,Continue reading “I Was Your Girl.”
Free to Be
By Wendy J Olson, Founder + Executive Director of Grit Plus Gumption During the month of March, Grit Plus Gumption is hosting an awareness and fundraising campaign called Free To Be. We’re asking people who your healing would allow you to be free to be. And it’s got me thinking…who I am now that I’mContinue reading “Free to Be”
Leaning into the Uncomfortable
By: Kim van Essen Whether you are talking about business or philanthropy, there is usually a lot of discussions internally about ‘optics’. For better or worse, to successfully achieve your mission, you need to fund your operations successfully. So often, there will be many meetings and emails about how you present yourselves to the outsideContinue reading “Leaning into the Uncomfortable”
Grit + Gumption & World Day of Social Justice
Once largely pertaining to economic impact, social justice has expanded to cover concerns over race, sexuality, gender, and more. At Grit+Gumption, our Founder looks at it simply as:
Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly.
Random Acts of Kindness Day
By Wendy J Olson (3 minute read) Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! What constitutes a random act of kindness? To me, it’s doing something without expectation. It’s doing something kind for the sake of kindness sake. Giving love and putting love out into the world when the world desperately needs it. And IContinue reading “Random Acts of Kindness Day”
Shining a Light on Slavery
By Miranda Browning Since 2009, End Slavery Now has globally partnered with anti slavery organizations with the common goals of teaching the public about the issues at hand, connect with organizations, and taking actions to end slavery. While modern slavery is often linked to the anti-trafficking landscape by public perception, this movement focuses on multipleContinue reading “Shining a Light on Slavery”