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LizzLoves Fly Girl Fest May 6, 2011

NYC ladies, oyeme…listen up! If you heart hip-hop, door-knocker earrings and pink AF1’s , and your soul thrives on social justice and artistic expression, tonight’s Fly Girl Fest 2011 is where you should be!

Brought to you by leaders, JLove Calderon and Wanda Vazquez, Fly Girl Fest will feature musical and artistic presentations from young women, students at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice.

This is NOT your average community event or talent show. It’s much more! These ladies have been guided and mentored by professionals to not only display their talents in a polished presentation, but to rise up as up-and-coming youth leaders. As an added bonus, dope spinstress DJ Chela will be on the 1’s and 2’s between sets.

Put ya’ hands together for these chicas. Thank you for stepping up as the leadership of tomorrow, and spreading the message of girl power and sisterhood!

So head out to Brooklyn tonight (6-8 pm @ El Puente, suggested donation = $3) for this moving event!

Read more about last year’s Fly Girl Fest here.

 

LizzLoves…Reverend Monroe February 26, 2010

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Reverend Irene Monroe

I was raised as a Catholic and in many ways, that spiritual upbringing was a blessing. But,  even as a child,  there was something that didn’t sit right with me about my Church: the lack of female leadership. As I got older, that became a really big deal to me. I truly believe that women can and do make amazing and powerful spiritual leaders. I often wonder if I would have become a priest if women were allowed to and allowed to get married (being a nun just wouldn’t have cut it for me!).

I was doing research for an article recently and I discovered this amazing woman, Reverend Irene Monroe. This beautiful  and intellectual sistah spreads love, insight and  spirituality. She’s brave enough to speak her mind.  I love that she  not only promotes gender equality, but gender identity/sexual orientation tolerance as well.  I find that rare in certain spiritual communities, so I’m really touched by her messages. And, plus, look at her–she’s GLOWING!

Quakers believe that each of us holds the light of God within us. This woman’s light is burning bright!

Thank you, Reverend! You are an inspiration to women everywhere!