Ruby M

Ruby M

Ruby M

Ruby is going into her first year on the Girls Advisory Board for Hardy Girls* Healthy Women! She is a sophomore at Messalonskee high school in Oakland Maine. Ruby loves theater, singing, soccer, and spending time with her family and dogs. She also loves any excuse to do arts and crafts, specifically ceramics. She first heard about Hardy Girls* Healthy Women in 5th grade two GAB members visited her elementary school to talk about different elements of feminism and being a girl. Ruby is so delighted to be on GAB and can’t wait for the upcoming year with HGHW!

Six Questions with Ruby


Favorite book:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By: Becky Albertalli
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Dorothy “Dottie” Kamenshek
Favorite feminist anthem: Like a girl by Lizzo
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Long car rides with my aunts and my mom
Perfect day (in one sentence): Spending the day at Galaxy’s Edge with my family
How I’m causing a ruckus: By not being afraid to voice my opinions and take charge and encouraging other females to speak up.

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Ruby J

Ruby J

Ruby J

My name is Ruby Green Jovin, I am 15 years old and I attend Oceanside High School in Rockland. I live and work on my family’s organic dairy and livestock farm, and just finished my work as the youth representative on the Natural and Working Lands subgroup of Governor Mill’s Climate Council. I first heard of Hardy Girls* Healthy Women through my mom when she took a group of my friends and I to the convention when we were in the 6h grade. I’m very excited to connect with other young feminists through GAB, and work on projects relating to creating a society that allows girls to grow and develop in the best way.

Six Questions with Ruby


Favorite book:
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Sandra Day O’Connor so I could hear her speak about the hurdles she had to jump when appointed to her position as the first woman Supreme Court Judge.
Favorite feminist anthem: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, I’ve been dancing to that song with my mom as long as I can remember.
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: A place I tend to go on my many feminist rants is equity in public perception, the way that society treats men and women differently when they are in the same situations based on their gender, and how that needs to change.
Perfect day (in one sentence): A sunny, but breezy, day at the beach with friends or a good book.
How I’m causing a ruckus: While I have caused a ruckus before, I feel much more comfortable planning and strategizing in order to make it a larger event that is inclusive and accessible for all people who want to be involved; listening to others and fitting what I learn into a plan is one of my strengths.

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Cali

Cali

Cali Minnehan

My name is Cali Valeria Minnehan Leonard and I am going to be a senior at Falmouth High School this coming Fall. I really enjoy music in any form, whether it be writing, listening, performing, composing, etc. I also enjoy exercising, being with my friends, and reading.

Six Questions with Cali


Favorite book:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Invisible Man
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: My Grandmother
Favorite feminist anthem: So Much Better from Legally Blonde
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: My friends house
Perfect day (in one sentence): Kayaking all day with my friend then eating lots of food while we watch a movie.
How I’m causing a ruckus: I do not post on social media often but during this day and age I have chosen to use my platform and give my followers an opportunity to educate themselves even if some of them do not agree with my opinion. I also sign any petition I can, I have donated to the BLM movement, and I often have conversations with family and friends about what is happening in society as well and getting their take on it. A lot of making a ruckus starts with educating myself as well. I take every opportunity to read articles and instagram posts talking about anything which has a connection to systemic racism, gender inequality, etc.

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Kawther

Kawther

Kawther

My name is Kawther and I’m an artist. I’m a freshman at Waynflete School. I love to paint and bake for myself and my family. I love helping people and have volunteered at a place called the Root Cellar.

Six Questions with Kawther


Favorite book:
Solo Leveling by Chugong
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Angela Davis
Favorite feminist anthem: God Is a Woman- Ariana Grande
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: the beach
Perfect day (in one sentence): Spending the day with my best friend at the beach
How I’m causing a ruckus: To be Heard and respected.

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Layla

Layla

Layla

Layla is going to be a freshman at Penquis Valley High School in Milo, Maine. She likes exploring nature, cheerleading, going on bike rides with friends and playing with her three dogs. She also enjoys writing, reading, and playing the ukulele. Math and science are two of her favorite subjects and she hopes to one day go into a career related to STEM. Layla is super excited to be on the Girls Advisory Board this year!

Six Questions with Layla


Favorite book:
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt or Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Jameela Jamil
Favorite feminist anthem: Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In the car
Perfect day (in one sentence): Going to the beach with friends and getting boba with scallion pancakes.
How I’m causing a ruckus: I helped bring together a group of girls, including myself, to make holiday cards for people in assisted living facilities. With my student council, we raised money and food donations for our local animal shelter. I will continue to cause a ruckus by starting conversations about issues in my community, even if they may be uncomfortable to talk about.

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Austria

Austria

Austria

Hi! My name is Austria, and I’m a rising senior at MDI High School. Staying true to my own definition of femininity and encouraging other girls* to do the same is what makes me passionate about GAB; a group of strong young women has the power to change the world! My other passions lie in art, art history, philosophy, and learning from the past ways of the world to help shape a better one today. If you can’t find me at the beach, lake, or pool, I’m probably either lifeguarding, doing yoga, playing tennis with friends, singing Aguilera, reading The Cousins War Series, or writing about art. I’m so excited to meet everyone, and make waves!

Six Questions with Austria


Favorite book:
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: My great grandmother
Favorite feminist anthem: Pretty Girl Rock by Keri Hilson or Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In the car, on a sunny day, with the windows down!
Perfect day (in one sentence): Playing tennis early in the morning, spending a full day of sun at the beach (complete with blueberry-mango smoothies, pizza and a good book!), and winding down the evening with a bonfire!
How I’m causing a ruckus: By killing em’ with kindness!

Amna Sheikh

Amna Sheikh

Amna (she/her), Waterville Senior HS student

Amna is a senior at Waterville High School and is starting her 3rd and final year on GAB. She likes to paint, play music, write, and play tennis. She is also very passionate about activism by understanding different perspectives while actively rallying for change. Amna hopes to carry what she’s learned in GAB through life and continue to cause a ruckus!

Five Questions with Amna


Favorite book:
 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Fatima Jinnah
Favorite feminist anthem: Independent Women by Destiny’s Child
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: At the dinner table
Perfect day (in one sentence): Painting and drinking lemonade in my backyard

2019-2020 Annual Report

Staff

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR YEAR ...

OUR DONORS

Our programs are made possible due to the generous contributions of many individuals, corporations, & foundations.
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Margaret Gardiner | Margo Simmons | Martin's Point Health Care | Mary Barnes | Robin & Rob Whitten | Spurwink Services
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Emily

Emily

Emily Carlton

Emily is a 14 year old Freshman at Maine Arts Academy. They love to sing, dance, and act. They spend their days in reading, writing, dancing, and playing with their siblings. If you can’t find them, they are probably off singing to themselves in a corner or ranting about the patriarchy.

Six Questions with Emily


Favorite book: Rising Out Of Hatred by Eli Saslow
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Favorite feminist anthem: Woman by Kesha
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: 
In front of anyone and everyone
Perfect day (in one sentence): Opening night of a musical I’m in!
How I’m causing a ruckus: 
Voicing my opinion and making sure I am heard, as well as using my voice to help those with less of one.

“Revolution is not a one time event.”

Audre Lorde said, “Revolution is not a one time event,” so show up, and show up often. Oppression doesn’t focus on just one group and our activism shouldn’t either. In the month of Pride, amidst continued racial injustice, and to keep a light on immigration beyond the Supreme Court’s recent DACA decision, here are suggested resources for reading, donating, and acting on these pressing issues. Our recommendations are local to Maine, but a quick google search will produce info (organizations, education, etc.) for your specific location.

READ
Maine Public’s Why Is Maine So White? And What It Means To Ask The Question
Maine Initiatives’s Resource Guide: Racial Justice 101

DONATE
Black Lives Matter PortlandACLU of Maine FoundationChoose Yourself

ACT
Sign this petition to push for Maine to repair its racist treatment of the residents of Malaga Island.

LISTEN
Maine Public’s LGBTQ+ Life in Maine: Past, Present & Future

READ
EqualityMaine’s 35 Years of EqualityMaine Recognizes 35 LGBTQ+ Mainers

DONATE
GLSENMaineTransNetPortland Outright

ACT
Is your doctor LGBTQ knowledgeable? Submit their name to the provider database at mainequeerhealth.org

READ
WGME’s Maine immigrants celebrate DACA ruling by US Supreme Court
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s Immigrant Beacon

DONATE
Immigrant Legal Advocacy ProjectMano en ManoPresente! via People’s Emergency Fund

ACT
Call your Representatives to support the immediate release of detained immigrants

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE! The US General Election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by telephone (contact your Municipal Clerk) or online is 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 29.