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.”
How & Why to Talk to Your Kids About Assault & Abuse
By: Jen Pool April is a significant, but heavy month because it is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a parent, you may be aware that you should talk to your children about these topics, but you also may feel unsure about how to start the conversation and hope theyContinue reading “How & Why to Talk to Your Kids About Assault & Abuse”
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”
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.
The Dark Side of Chocolate
Chocolate may symbolize love this time of year, but in reality, despite commitments from the chocolate industry over the years, chocolate represents a far different reality.
By Emily Mills, Founder + Chief Ideation Officer of Jesus Said Love Confident kids are a nightmare to traffickers. And while we can’t prevent every incident of trafficking, we do know that traffickers prey on vulnerabilities. Many of you are parents who have become invested in the fight against this heinous reality, the stories onContinue reading “Confident Kids”