Sunday, January 31, 2010

Did you know that the research show that the majority of teen girls are more afraid of becoming "fat" than of nuclear war, cancer or losing their parents.

the average american woman is 5'4" and weighs 140 pounds. The average model is 5'11" and weighs 117 pounds. Which do we think is normal? We think it is the model and so most people think they are fat and hopelessly so, which stops people from thinking healthy eating and exercise are doing something to help them.

what do you think?


Sunday, January 24, 2010

From Maddy- top picture is of the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall...two of the world's most sacred sites, Islam's Dome and Judaism's Wall...look how close they are. cool huh?

bottom picture is me with one of my farm families
hey everyone,
we are now all a girls, join as followers. and give us ideas of what to post. Poetry or a random thought works tooooo...

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Core Girl Maddy has taken a year before college to go and work on organic farms in Italy, Spain, Israel and then--who knows. She has a great blog of her adventures and insights AND PICTURES. check it out!

it is so cool.
We've been working with girls in the WISE CHARTER SCHOOL in North Minneapolis. Barbara and Jen with the help of Hannah and Molly (on Fridays) work with 12 girls on THursday and Friday afternoons after school. Right now they are working on an emotion poem the made as a group: Here it is:
I am Angry
Angry is red and white and black shifting from one to another
It is the shape of a broken heart
And as big as your arms can stretch.
Angry smells bitter like vinegar
And when angry gets added in, it curdles and bubbles and changes everything around it.
It moves like an earthquake—slow at first and then destroying everything from the top down. Or a fast waterfall tumbling over everything.
Angry sounds like screaming.
It sounds like a building when it falls.
And What do I want to do with Angry?
- take it out and slam it on the ground.
- Let it calm down by leaving it alone
-: Wherever I found it, I feel like leaving it there.
-- I want to make angry happy by doing something fun
- I want anger to be a teacher to help me make the world better.

what emotion would you choose? what does it smell like. how does it move. what do you want to do with it?
=When I pull back the layers, I see angry is really afraid.