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You can support, "Her Power! Her Pride! Her Voice!" to celebrate its fifth year! Theresa Squires is using her 30th birthday to raise money for this amazing event!

"Her Power • Her Pride • Her Voice Her Power!" (Her Power!), is a weekend event for high school girls with disabilities. At this four-day event, teen girls from across Michigan, come together and participate in various interactive art activities to challenge media stereotypes and various forms of oppression.

Teen girls are continually being told by the media who they are supposed to be, how they are supposed to act, and what they are supposed to look like. Her Power! is an opportunity for girls to challenge those stereotypes and gain confidence in themselves. "Her Power!" moves beyond a program focused on "self-esteem." Every topic from why girls may feel bad when we look at themselves in the mirror, to why society believes walking is superior mode of movement over rolling is explored. The girls explore who tells them these lies, and what they and their allies can do to dismantle them.

This program is supported through community donations and your donation can make it possible for us to hold Her Power! for its fifth year! Your donation will support scholarships, keep the cost down, pay for Personal Assistants and to pay for nurses on site for the weekend, and NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!! In the words of the past, "Her Power!" Participants this is why this event is important:

"Holding an event like this is important because it's crucial that others know that they aren't alone and that they are on a journey like everyone else. With this event, girls build onto skills, learn new skills, make new friends, and most importantly become confident of ourselves, our disabilities and what we can do."

"An event like this is important because people that don't have disabilities think negatively of people with disabilities. This event teaches them they should look past those negative thoughts and that we (people with disabilities" feel good about being ourselves."

"The most important thing I learned is how to be confident. I know I am a strong, beautiful young adult and I have no reason to be ashamed of what I have, as well as who I am because everyone has issues even though they may not have a disability."

"I learned to love and be proud of my body, that you can talk to people here at camp and talk about feelings."

"I learned: how important my body is, I'm pretty in and out, and don't let others put me down."

"Holding this event is important because you are able to express yourself and not have to worry about anything."

In addition to the positive feedback of the participants, each year we have held Her Power! we have also received phone calls and letters from parents/guardians after the event telling us the event has forever changed their daughters/minor's life in a positive way. Your donation can make it possible for a Michigan girl to have the opportunity to experience a weekend where a teen girl with a disability can: Find her OWN POWER. Find her OWN Disability PRIDE. Find her OWN VOICE.

Please make sure to include your address or name in your donation form so I can send a thank you card! Or send me an email at tsquires@mymdrc.org with you address. All donations are tax-deductable.

Please feel free to give your donation to me, or to mail a check to ATTN: Theresa Squires, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, 3498 E. Lake Lansing Rd. Suite 100, East Lansing MI 48823, in the memo please put "Her Power and make checks out to "Michigan Disability Rights Coalition"

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To This Fundraiser

$1,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • I support PRIDE!!!

    $50

  • Emily Magyar

    $10

  • ben vw

    $15

  • Joseph Pietron

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Melinda Haus

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Mom and Dad

    $50

  • Addison Tree & Outdoor Services

    $200

  • Becca Kopf

    $50

  • Bethany Styer

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Favorite Cousin :)

    $10

  • April Allison

    $20

  • Tommie

    $75

  • Sara

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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45% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sara

Sara

DONATION: $25

Wish I had more to give. Love you and happy birthday Theresa! You're truly an inspiration:) 3 years ago

Tommie

Tommie

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

April Allison

April Allison

DONATION: $20

Theresa, you've done amazing work during this past decade...Look out world, she's entering a brand new one. 3 years ago

Favorite Cousin :)

Favorite Cousin :)

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Bethany Styer

Bethany Styer

DONATION: $10

Happy Birthday, Theresa. Thank you for the work you do. 3 years ago

Becca Kopf

Becca Kopf

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Addison Tree & Outdoor Services

Addison Tree & Outdoor Services

DONATION: $200

Happy Birthday....stay amazing 4 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $50

4 years ago