Rock Your Red Socks March 8!

Celebrate International Women's Day With New Moon Girls
On International Women’s Day, girls, boys, women and men from around the world celebrate the political and social achievements that women have made. At New Moon Girls, it’s an official holiday to celebrate the women and girls in our lives!  It is also a day to support women and girls in the changes that still need to be made when it comes to true equality for everyone in the world.

In Iceland, women have a tradition of wearing red socks and marching through the streets. Read the amazing story about how it originated! In celebration of IWD, the staff of NMG is wearing red socks to show our support.

Join us in the celebration! Post your photos to our FacebookPinterestGoogle+, and Twitter with the hashtag #RedSocksNMG! We can’t wait to see you all showing your support in solidarity with women and girls!

You can also celebrate by helping future generations of girls and taking a stand for sexual abuse prevention. Amy Crofts is generously putting a cherished family heirloom on the auction block. The proceeds from this auction are being generously donated to New Moon Girls and Passages Shelter, in Richland Center, WI. Passages works to prevent and treat abuse of girls and women. Hurry! The auction ends Sunday, March 9, at 10:00 pm central time.

New Moon Girls member, Rachel has suggested many ways you, your family and friends can celebrate today:

  • Send out an email to all your awesome girl friends and family to tell them how much you appreciate them.
  • Send a NMG “You Are Beautiful” e-card to your friends.
  • Take a picture of yourself and your friends or relatives celebrating (and share it with us!).
  • Write a poem about how wonderful women are.
  • Write a story about one of the wonderful women or girls in your life.

NMG Online Editor, Megan Fischer-Prins (middle) joined Jodie Evans and friend Anna at a 2010 Join Me On The Bridge Event!
NMG Online Editor, Megan at a Join Me On The Bridge EventAround the globe, women and men gather on bridges, an event called Join Me On The Bridge, to support a call for peace and equality for women in war torn countries. NMG Online Editor, Megan Fischer-Prins shared her experience with Join Me On The Bridge in 2010.

How will you celebrate International Women’s Day today?  Share your pictures, videos, and stories with us on NewMoon.com.

Inspire everyone in your life to support girls and women worldwide on this very special day!

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Heirloom Ruby And Diamond Ring Will Be Auctioned To Help Fight Sexual Abuse

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nancy Gruver 1-218-206-2219 or NancyG@newmoon.com
Amy Crofts Crofts2aj@hotmail.com

HEIRLOOM RUBY AND DIAMOND RING WILL BE AUCTIONED TO HELP FIGHT SEXUAL ABUSE

Auction will benefit New Moon Girls and Passages Shelter

1.15.2014 – Amy Crofts believes that even though rubies and diamonds are gorgeous, sexual abuse prevention is a girl’s real best friend—so she’s putting a cherished family heirloom on the auction block. “I will miss Aunt Matilda’s ring, but I am at a point in my life when it feels important to follow my intuition and try to help make the world a better place for the women and girls following me,” she said.

The auction’s proceeds will benefit New Moon Girls, based in Duluth, MN, and Passages Shelter, in Richland Center, WI. Crofts chose them because they work to prevent and treat abuse of girls and women. The Ebay auction runs through Feb 2. NMG, the feminist magazine and secure online community for girls ages 8 and up, will use its share to sponsor memberships for low-income girls.

The auction is set to end just before the international anti-violence protest V-Day/One Billion Rising for Justice. On 14 February 2013, one billion people in 207 countries demanded an end to violence against women and girls. On 14 February 2014, the billion—and growing!—will rise again.

The ring features an oval pink ruby that calls to mind Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. It is smaller, but similar in style to the ring that Kate Middleton wears as she holds her son. The ruby is approximately 1/3 carat, surrounded by eight European-cut diamonds, tcw 0.65, in an 18k-yellow-gold setting. Believed to be over 100 years old, it is very recently appraised at $1,750.

Crofts grew up in the 1950s, and remembers the sexism of the time. The message that women should be submissive and decorative came through loud and clear—and she sees it still permeating life today.

“I experienced negative effects of stereotyping and not saying no to the wishes of men.” Crofts said. “And I have worked as an RN and certified nurse-midwife throughout my career, and know women often face abuse situations.”

Crofts chose to help NMG because when she gave her niece a subscription a few years ago, the little girl loved it—and so did her older brother! Like this classic ring, supporting the rights of girls and women will never go out of style. NMG makes sure girls and their families are never alone in the struggle.

“Amy understands how important it is to honor and educate girls, and to help make their voices heard,” said Nancy Gruver, founder of NMG. “Girls everywhere face the toxic influences of sexism and sexual objectification that damage their growing sense of self. We provide an antidote: teaching girls to value and express themselves, support each other, and shape their futures.”

NMG’s 20-year history includes much more than just publishing. NMG helped start the girls’ part of the women’s movement by bringing girls’ voices to the forefront, partnering with girls’ organizations and leading initiatives advocating equality on fronts ranging from youth media and sports to body image and gender-inclusive toys. Supporting girls in activism, NMG continues today to make a strong impact on the messages girls and women receive from companies and the media.

Ad-free New Moon Girls is the supportive global community for girls’ creative self-expression. It features the highest quality girl-created content by and for ages 8 and up. Explores the world, develops empathy and confidence. Fully-moderated social network + magazine is the place for safe, supportive online learning & fun. Parents’ Choice and Golden Lamp winner.

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You’re Invited to Times Square Oct 11 – International Day of the Girl

 

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Day of the Girl is almost here: October 11, 2013. We’re already celebrating with the #11DaysofAction!

 

On Oct 11, New Moon Girls and our many partners in the Brave Girls Alliance are taking over Times Square, putting messages about brave girls in the spotlight and letting the world know what you have to say on an ABC electronic billboard. You can tell us what messages you want to see on the billboard.

 

Our founder Nancy Gruver will be in Times Square for Day of the Girl with your messages shining out to the world. You’ve invited to be there, too, and meet Nancy and many other Brave Girls Allies. We’ll be there from 6 to 7pm on Oct 11! Look for lots of turquoise and orange balloons & scarves and you’ll find us.

 

Join us in celebrating every day until The Day of The Girl on October 11 in New York City – no matter where you are! Here’s how:

 

Tell us what you know #BraveGirlsWant. What posts would you like to see on the Disney Billboard on Oct. 11?

 

Join us Friday, Oct. 4 for the Fourth Day of Action! New Moon Girls, Pigtail Pals and Ballcap Buddies, and TowardTheStars are sponsoring this Day of Action. We say that improving education for girls includes changing all the messages that girls everywhere get from media and products, even if they are too young to read or don’t know how to read. We say it’s time for this to change! We make media and products that show an equal world where every girl and woman can be herself and be important. Help us keep working on this change here.

 

Find out how you can join in every day of the #11DaysofAction online no matter where you are!

 

Before Oct 11, get together with friends and family to learn the #BraveGirlsWant flash mob dance. Then, send us your videos on our #BraveGirlsWant page.

 

We’re so excited to celebrate girls worldwide on the Day of the Girl in Times Square, and every day before then! If you’re in the NYC area, come to Times Square to celebrate with us from 6 to 7pm Oct 11! Look for lots of turquoise and orange balloons & scarves and you’ll find us.

Even if you’re not there in person, we want you to celebrate with us no matter where you live, and make this a worldwide movement of New Moon Girls!

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Should We Shield Kids After Boston Blasts?

2013 Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo from myajc.com

2013 Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo from myajc.com

 

It feels like we just did this. And it’s very hard to have to do it yet again. Sharing our re-broken hearts and our care for strangers hurt by a violent tragedy.

Listening to and talking with kids to help process their feelings after a scary public event. Admitting to ourselves and our kids that terrible things happen without reason in our world. All this is daunting and exhausting for parents, especially when it means talking about actions we’d rather kids never, ever had to know anything about.

Most recently, before April 15, 2013,  here in the U.S. it was the Steubenville, Ohio trial of teens found guilty of assaulting a girl. Before that it was the Chicago teen killed in a park only days after marching with her band at President Obama’s inauguration. Before that it was the Sandy Hook school attack.

Just listing those three events brings up a self-protective feeling of numbness in me. Just like the three events above, I didn’t personally know anyone hurt yesterday at the Boston Marathon finish line. So can’t I just ignore all the pain and unanswerable questions this brings up? Why not try to shield our kids from thinking about it if they don’t have a personal connection?

My answer, hard as it is, is that I can’t ignore the pain and questions. I can’t shut down my feelings and turn away from those who are scared by it. And I can’t support shielding most kids (older than five) from hearing about it either. Even though it will be difficult to talk about with them.

Here’s why. More than anything we parents and grandparents need to practice emotional honesty and resilience ourselves. And we need to allow our children the experiences to help them be resilient. Resilience is like a muscle that can only get stronger with use. This means allowing kids to feel sadness, fear, lack of control, frustration, failure, confusion, and a host of other unpleasant feelings.

Resilience comes from having those kinds of feelings and doing whatever’s needed to come through them to the other side and heal.  Amazingly, most kids can do this on their own, even without adult help. But we don’t need to leave them alone with it. Resilience in kids is strengthened even more when there are adults who will listen to the feelings and help the child find ways to work through them.

This is how we can help our kids both keep their compassionate open hearts and be resilient. Then they can eventually think about, and do, what they can to change whatever can be changed to make our world safer, more fair, and more just.

Elizabeth Weise on USA Today  and Sasha Emmons on iVillage give lots of specific tips on talking with kids about public tragedies that are age-appropriate and easy to use if you feel they fit your child.

 

Celebrate International Women’s Day With New Moon Girls!

 


New Moon Girls Media

Celebrate International Women's Day With New Moon Girls

 

On International Women’s Day, girls, boys, women and men from around the world celebrate the political and social achievements that women have made. At New Moon Girls, it’s an official holiday to celebrate the women and girls in our lives!  It is also a day to support women and girls in the changes that still need to be made when it comes to true equality for everyone in the world.

In Iceland, women have a tradition of wearing red socks and marching through the streets. Read the amazing story about how it originated! In celebration of IWD, the staff of NMG is wearing red sock to show our support.

Join us in today’s celebration! Send us your “red socks” pictures on our Facebook page, and share with us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+! We can’t wait to see you all showing your support in solidarity with women and girls!

New Moon Girls member, Rachel has suggested many ways you, your family and friends can celebrate today:

  • Send out an email to all your awesome girl friends and family to tell them how much you appreciate them.
  • Send a NMG “You Are Beautful” e-card to your friends.
  • Take a picture of yourself and your friends or relatives celebrating (and share it with us!).
  • Write a poem about how wonderful women are.
  • Write a story about one of the wonderful women or girls in your life.

Around the globe, women and men gather on bridges, an event called Join Me On The Bridge, to support a call for peace and equality for women in war torn countries. NMG Online Editor, Megan Fischer-Prins shared her experience with Join Me On The Bridge in 2010.

How will you celebrate International Women’s Day today?  Share your pictures, videos, and stories with us on our Facebook, Google+,Pinterest and Twitter.

Inspire everyone in your life to support girls and women worldwide on this very special day!

 

 

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Copyright © 2013 New Moon Girls Media, All rights reserved.


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P.O. Box 161287
Duluth, MN 55816 USA

Click on photo to order online. Order by phone: 1-800-381-4743. M-F, 8am-4pm central time.