can I bake you all some cookies or somethin’??

I just ate Thai food for breakfast. Because it sounded good, and because “breakfast” didn’t happen til noon.

You know why?

Because I’ve been sifting through the outrageous amount of notifications here in WordPress, in response to the women’s project blogs (…and because I didn’t get out of bed until 10:30).
I’ve had a permanent smile on my face, so, thank you all for that.
It’s so awesome to see not only women all over the world relating to the message behind this project, but also men all over the world appreciating the project as well, and agreeing that it is time for a change.

This here blog post is really just a big THANK YOU to not only Michelle and the other editors here at WordPress, who were so incredibly awesome as to “Freshly Press” the ‘Jamey’ blog, but also to all of you new followers who have taken the time to read the posts and tune in to see more. I’ve only been blogging for just over six months, so, this is REAL new to me. I would give you all hugs if I could.

So, since you are tuning in, I want to share with you a bit of my plan…which I am slowly attempting to execute with the help of some of the awesome ladies from the initial project.
On the night of April 5th, we will be doing the project with teen girls, my own daughter included. I look forward to this one soooo much. We’re still ironing out logistics of how this evening is going to flow, as we definitely want to do it justice – hopefully empower these girls to work through these destructive messages early-on, and encourage them to keep an open mind when it comes to other girls…remembering that there are so many similarities…to engage in more unified positive behavior, as opposed to destructive. We have some good ideas in the works, so, all should be awesome.

I would also very much like to do this with a group of women in a nursing home. I have a feeling the similarities in insecurities would be a bit shocking…or not shocking, depending on how you look at it.

One of my ultimate goals would be to take the project to schools, too…but, I’m somewhat clueless as to how to do this, considering that we would definitely need funding in order to make this happen. If anyone has some bright ideas or knowledge about such subjects, please feel free to share! I need all the help I can get!

Also, for anyone who has given thought to doing this with their own group of peers, PLEASE DO. If I can help in any aspect, please let me know. I would love to do anything I can to make this some sort of movement with women worldwide!
Can you imagine what it would be like if women all over the world, instead of bitching about each other and being in constant competition, would communicate and find that they’re more alike than what they imagined, and, in turn, SUPPORT one another??
Sheesh. It would be so amazing. I’ve seen it in a group of eighteen…I would love to see it grow.

Anyway, thank you again. That was my ultimate point.
Now I’m going to go play with this guy…

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16 comments

  1. alittledforgoodmeasure · March 19, 2013

    I saw we all try to do it within our own group of friends. Guts included!

  2. the_lunatic · March 19, 2013

    My wheels are a’turnin 🙂

  3. Jen · March 19, 2013

    love love love xo

  4. Jessica · March 20, 2013

    Thai food is good any time!

  5. Anonymous · March 21, 2013

    I Love you and am so proud of you for doing this!- Ryan

  6. Michelle · March 28, 2013

    I really do love this big bunches and KNOW there’s a way to make it bigger, however much bigger you feel aligned with making it… One place to consider is Kickstarter. It may or may not work for you or for this project, but it’s a good resource to have in your back pocket. I’d definitely like to see if there’s any opportunities for our paths to blend on this, even if it’s as simple as a couple brainstorming sessions here and there. (I’ll hit you up via your email – I’m too scattered about coming back to WordPress to check my messages often enough.) I’m just so damn intrigued by your whole concept and how you carried it out. Onward and upward and best wishes for big success!!

    • alanatphotography · March 29, 2013

      thank you! please do email me. i’ll take whatever suggestions i can get. i do have some plans on maybe doing a kickstarter of some sort…just need to get a business plan together for it first.
      i look forward to hearing from you!
      alana.t.photography@gmail.com

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