Are you completely owning your power in life? One of the biggest resolutions we can make this coming year is to own our power! Read more to find out how you can step into your power!
Your Power Is Within You
To own our power we must, first and foremost, realise that it’s within us. Your power lies within you and you can choose to own it and exercise it as much as you want!
The moment we tell ourselves that our power has been taken away from us or that we’ve given it away, we immediately distance ourselves from owning it. Because it implies that we can’t access it, which isn’t true.
Women and girls have made their mark in the world throughout history and continue to do so. Despite facing various barriers, we persevere. From breaking boundaries and defying stereotypes to creating a powerful impact in the world, we have been pushing the envelope further and further. Everywhere you look around, you’ll find strong women who’re doing amazing things! Do we recognise them?
Here are a few examples of the inspirational women and girls who we look up to:
Do you feel upset when you think of all the distractions, despair & derailers that surround young girls today? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness? The Girls Like Me Conference which took place virtually on the 9th October was an inspirational, celebratory event which tackled the issues young girls face today. Inspiring, influential speakers shared their stories on how they fought through their struggles and rose above them!
Being a girl in the world we live in today can be challenging. We might find ourselves facing hurdles that we shouldn’t have to face. And the pitfalls of our digital generation can begin to weigh us down, causing feelings of hopelessness to fester. At such a time, it’s imperative to remember that you are not alone and you can equip yourself with the skills you need to better navigate your life & reach your full potential. You have it in you, just like countless other women & girls who you look up to, do.
The Girls Like Me Conference is happening this coming Saturday, 9th of October! It’s a one of a kind, inspirational day, organised to enlighten teen girls on the power & the pitfalls of our digital generation. Inviting all girls & their female guardians! Attend in-person at Marsh Farm Futures House or virtually from 1pm -5pm.
Meet Ayo Awotona: Program Facilitator & Keynote Speaker
Ayo Awotona is a renowned international public speaker, author, educator, self-taught Spanish speaker, & content creator.
Ayo’s mission is to raise female leaders up with healthy self-esteem so that they are equipped to discover their identity and purpose in life.
The Girls Like Me Conference is taking place on 9th October, 2021. And this year, our aim is to enlighten girls on the power and pitfalls of our digital generation, equip girls with essential self-defense skills and educate them on significant topics such as online safety.
Meet Aoife McMorrow: Social Media Content Creator!
Aoife McMorrow is a student, who is studying advertising & marketing at the University of Lincoln. She’s also a content creator on TikTok, where she creates funny, light-hearted and lifestyle videos. She has more than 300,000 followers.
Aoife likes to promote the importance of mental health awareness and encourages others to not be embarrassed about sharing their stories.
The Girls Like Me Conference is just around the corner. It’s a one of a kind, inspirational day, organised to enlighten girls on the power & the pitfalls of our digital generation. Inspiring guest speakers will share their journey and experiences at the conference to empower girls so that they can blossom into the best versions of themselves!
Meet Award-Winning Business Owner: Hasina Rahman
Hasina Rahman is an award-winning business owner who specialises in MMA, Muay Thai & Self-Defense. She runs a female-only martials arts club, Pink Diamond Martial Arts, to empower women & girls. She has achieved 3 black belts in 3 different styles of martial arts and has been running her own club for the past 5 years.
Hasina wants to empower women and girls with confidence, self-love and life saving martial arts skills!
The Girls Like Me Conference is happening this coming Saturday, the 9th of October! Inviting all girls & their female guardians! We’ve organised this community event to help equip girls with the tools they need to better navigate their teen years to go on to become optimistic, fulfilled & successful adults! Attend in-person or virtually from 1pm -5pm to embark on a journey of living your life more meaningfully, authentically and confidently.
Meet Sabrina Durant: CEO, Interior Designer and one of our influential speakers at TGLMC
Sabrina Durant witnessed violence & abuse at a very young age which led her to go into a shell. At this point, writing, drawing and creativity became a medium for her to express herself & this is where her passion for Interior Design began.
She realised that though she couldn’t change her past, she was in control of her future. She had the power within herself to become the woman she always wanted to be!
The Annual Girls Like Me Conference is back! And this year’s theme is Digital Generation: The Power & Pitfalls. Inviting girls & their female guardians! We’re inviting teen girls aged 13-17 to attend this community event so they can get the tools they need to better navigate their teen years to go on to become optimistic, fulfilled & successful adults! Save the date: 9th October 2021. Attend in-person or virtually from 1pm -5pm to embark on a journey of living your life more meaningfully, authentically and confidently.
Meet Gehad, our first revealed speaker for The Girls Like Me Conference!
A couple of days ago, on the 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day was observed. According to the WHO, more than 700 000 people die to suicide every year and there are many more who attempt it. It represents the fact that mental health issues are prevalent & there is a need for us to raise awareness. And what better opportunity than now?
We, at The Like Me CIC, believe that mental well-being is of utmost importance. Therefore, we urge that if you see signs of somebody going through a tough time, do reach out to make sure they’re okay. If it turns out to be a false alarm, even then they’ll know that you care for them & support them.
Going through mental health issues is hard! It can sometimes feel impossible to carry on. To anybody who may feel like this, this is a message for you: You’ve made it this far & you will make it through. Depression plays with your mind, so don’t believe everything you think. You are stronger than you think. And you’re not alone. There are people who feel exactly the way you feel and people who love you & support you.
Role models have a great influence on our lives. Our role models may change as we navigate our way through our lives but they always have an incredible impact on us. Not only do they play a great role in shaping our behaviours & our attitude towards life, they motivate us to reach our full potential!
Take a moment to ponder over who your role models are. They could be your parents, celebrities, influential people (whether in the present or the past)… in essence they can be anybody who you look up to!
Here at The Like Me CIC, our team is thrilled to share our own role models:
Since we understand the importance of role models, we are conducting a workshop session – Bring Your Own Role Model– on Thursday 26th August as part of our The Girls Like Me Summer Camp. Any teen girl aged 13-17 can come along to this FREE community event. We will be sharing who our role models are with each other on Thursday afternoon. To find out more information about our Summer Camp, visit: https://buff.ly/2VzDR28
Who are your very own role models? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!