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Misty Copeland – A Life in Motion

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Misty Copeland Damsels in Progress Barbie

Ballerina Misty Copeland was the inspiration for the Damsels this April. Maddie selected Misty because ballet is also her passion. The girls prepared for the meeting by reading an article about Misty breaking barriers as well as watching a video about the Barbie doll created in her likeness. Some of the Damsels also read the […]

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Pet food drive to benefit the Animal Humane Society

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Damsels in Progress pet food drive

The Damsels were very inspired by Dr. Temple Grandin’s ability to understand animals. During their December meeting, they decided to do something to help local pets awaiting new homes. They ended up partnering with All the Best Pet Care to host a food drive benefiting the Seattle Animal Humane Society. The drive was a huge success […]

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Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

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Damsels in Progress Katherine Switzer

For the first meeting of 2018, Amélie selected Kathrine Switzer. She saw a photo of Jock Semple trying to pull off Kathrine’s bib as she ran in the 1967 Boston Marathon and wanted to learn more. She asked her fellow Damsels to read and watch the following materials: http://kathrineswitzer.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathrine Switzer http://kathrineswitzer.com/about-kathrine/kathrine-switzer-faqs/ https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/us/boston-marathon-kathrine-switzer-trnd/index.html   During […]

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Self-defense class for the Damsels

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Damsels in Progress self defense

In October, the Damsels learned about Michelle Waterson and her dedication to martial arts. They decided that they would like to learn more together and Maya’s family arranged for a group self-defense class. Becky led the girls through a brief round of introductions before making sure they all agreed to use their learning for self-defense […]

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Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

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The UFC Mixed Martial Arts fighter and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Michelle Waterson was the focus of this the October Damsels meet up. The meeting was kicked off with a rousing ice breaker game of Damsel Dodgeball followed by dinner.     Next, Maya led the group in a discussion about Michelle Waterson. The girls […]