A long-time friend, Karen Palka, recently invited me write a blog post for a collaborative effort — Entirely Women — she developed with 102.3 FM WGRT, Port Huron’s family radio station. Entirely Women, which went live in November, is an online community — for women — that entertains, inspires and informs. Karen is also Founder and Executive Director of A Beautiful Me®, a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem in 3rd-12th grade through uniquely developed, interactive workshops. She and I became friends at a luncheon the Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce hosted in 2004. Her creative talents as well as her advocacy for building girls’ self-esteem, for her community and for her friends inspires all.
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Empowering Self-Esteem in Girls
What is beauty? I cannot answer that. Everyone looks at the world with their own eyes. Each views people, places, and things from a perspective of personal experiences, history and media influences. What is beauty to me? A Beautiful Me®, a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem, is at the top of my list.
A local friend, business-owner turned founder and director of A Beautiful Me®, is on a mission. Since January 2009, Karen Palka and her group, A Beautiful Me, have offered self-esteem-building workshops to empower youth and strengthen communities. A Beautiful Me is a 501c3 charitable organization that fosters girls’ self-esteem in 3rd-12th grade through uniquely developed, interactive workshops.
On Sunday, November 10, A Beautiful Me presents its 3rd Annual Avant Garde Hair Show Event and Fundraiser. This family-friendly fundraising event showcases Michigan hair stylists and avant-garde hair created on everyday women. This unique fundraiser supports the mission of A Beautiful Me, which is to empower youth in knowing they are beautiful — inside & out…confident, respected and loved! Last year the event tripled in size from the first year with participants and attendees from SEVEN COUNTIES in Michigan (Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Wayne & Washtenaw).
The Hair Show Event and Fundraiser takes place at Zuccaro’s Banquet Hall, on Gratiot N. of M59, Chesterfield, MI. Doors open 3:00 pm, Dinner 3:30 pm, Hair Show 4:30 pm.
Tickets are $55 per person. To learn more, visit the Avante Garde Hair Detroit Facebook Page.
Click here to purchase tickets