HEADINGS INCLUDE:
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MOON MAGIC TESTIMONIALS
GIRL HOUSE TESTIMONIALS

MOON MAGIC TESTIMONIALS
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"I was very grateful that you shared your work. On top of it, your pedagogy is phenomenal. Thank you again for developing such a holistic and progressive workshop."
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-Mariam Azam, Columbia University (New York, New York)
Working with African American and Hispanic young girls from East Harlem


Author of the Yukon Government Sexual Health Curriculum, in which Moon Magic is cited.
"If you choose to deliver a workshop for girls only regarding their menstruation empowerment, I have found Kesa Kivel’s 2008 work [Moon Magic Workshop on Puberty] to be well done and comprehensive.” 
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-Julia Saunders, M.Ed. (Vancouver, B.C.)
Author of the Yukon Government Sexual Health Curriculum, in which Moon Magic is cited.


"I appreciated the value of having a variety of topics/approaches on menstruation and growing up female…. Kesa introduced various cultural and practical elements to the group, which gave the girls a new way of appreciating their bodies.
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She also had a gentle, wise, and caring approach with the girls on all of the topics, and they felt safe asking questions. They were still mentioning their workshop experiences several weeks later.”
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-Veronica Castro, B.S.Ed. (Santa Monica, CA)
YWCA Director of Youth Development, who helped Kesa Kivel facilitate a Moon Magic workshop  


“We did a lot of interesting activities. I liked everything.”
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-Moon Magic participant Katie, age 12


“It helped me understand what girls really go through.”
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-Moon Magic participant Cheyenne, age 11


“I loved everything about the workshop because it was very helpful and informing.”
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-Moon Magic participant Kaitlyn, age 14

“It’s very fun!!!”
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-Moon Magic participant Jocelyn, age 11


GIRL HOUSE TESTIMONIALS

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"Participating in Girl House Art Project changed my life. I learned that I am not alone with all the things in the world like sexual harassment that happen [every day]. I also learned about the wage gaps between women and men...and to be able to help out one another and share our thoughts. Girl House really changed my life and made me a better person."

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-Kaitlyn, age 15

Former Girl House participant


"Girl House Art Project is a model for institutional collaboration (in this case, within the larger programming of the YWCA) that brings feminist art strategies for activism into the core of empowerment work for and by girls.
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The film documents the value of the project for the young women lucky enough to participate, but its real power is in the vision it offers for a concise and useful tool that can be replicated."
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-Helen R. Klebesadel
Director, Women's Studies Consortium of the U. of Wisconsin System
Feminist Collections (v. 29, no. 2, Spring 2008) 



“I showed the Girl House Project film to my Women & Activism students, and they were quite impressed. We had been discussing the power of art as a tool of social change, and the film was a powerful example of that---in very concrete terms. I think Girl House is a great model for an activist project my students might do in future classes.”
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-Christina Bobel
Associate Professor, Women’s Studies
University of Massachusetts, Boston



“The film is GREAT. The curriculum is awesome!! Really a great way to raise awareness about the systemic inequalities while also counteracting them! I recommend the curriculum for schools, religious institutions, clubs, and other places interested in maximizing the contributions of girls to their communities.”
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-Rabbi Heather Ellen Miller
Middle School Rabbi
Milken Community High School, Los Angeles, CA



“The Girl House Art Project and the Moon Magic workshops have been amazingly positive experiences for the girls participating. As they explored gender-related issues, their self-esteem and leadership skills grew and they were able to celebrate being young women with joy, assertiveness, and compassion. The film and curriculum guides are wonderful ways to share this journey. I highly recommend them and thank Kesa Kivel for her amazing work!”
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-Barbara Olinger, M.S.W.
Director of Family Development
YWCA Santa Monica/Westside
, CA


“The Girl House Art Project has shaped my views tremendously on the…issues of gender discrimination and sexism. I now know how to stand up for myself better than I did before. Through our time together in the class we all became friends, and [we now] use the information we learned in everyday life.”
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-Angelica, age 15
Former Girl House participant

 

 







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