11 Mar

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women and girls explore what it means to be a Strong Woman through the arts

All week, LSA families have been recognizing strong women in their lives in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

Both women and girls in LSA programs posed as ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ embodying the message: We can do it! Nosotras podemos!  Girls learned the history of the iconic image, and also discussed what it means to be strong and female.  Teens in the Girls Mentoring group created collages with images that reflected their thoughts about being a successful woman in today’s world.

A collage by a teen in our Girls Mentoring program

A collage by a teen in our Girls Mentoring program

Girls posed as Rosie the Riveter

Girls posed as Rosie the Riveter

Mujeres Fuertes - Strong Women

Women took photos in the pose made famous by Rosie the Riveter

On Tuesday, March 8th, some LSA clients got a special treat for International Women’s Day: free haircuts!  Awura-Abena, stylist and owner of Alta Spa in Ithaca, has been donating her services at LSA annually for years.  She got to know the agency when she stayed with the Little Sisters of the Assumption order while taking beauty classes, and remains close with the Sisters.

An LSA mom gets a haircut on International Women's Day

An LSA mom gets a haircut on International Women’s Day

The activities reached their culmination on Friday, with a luncheon and an art project in which women worked together to create a life-sized “superwoman” collage of words, images, and illustrations about strong women.

Mothers create a life-size mural

Mothers worked together to create a life-sized mural representing the strength of women.

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