We are incredibly grateful to Maria Lucia Ambrosio and all the members of the F.I.D.A.P.A. club in Naples for hosting an incredible fundraising event to benefit Pretty Purposeful last Sunday! Our founder, Julia, who lives in Naples as an exchange student, had the opportunity to speak at the event about our work. #prettypurposeful #naples #nonprofit
This past summer, I had the opportunity to meet Upasna at the Yale Young Global Scholars program! She is an amazing friend and changemaker who blogs at https://upasnaabarathh.wordpress.com/ and is also a writer for Rookie magazine and Young Global Initiative. A few months ago, I interviewed her over email, and her life is truly an inspiration! Tell me a little about yourself! I was born in Naperville Illinois, and shortly after my parents got divorced. Because my mother was
Kadi is thirty-two years old and lives in a Gerehun refugee village in Eastern Sierra Leone with her supportive husband and family. Although she has had five pregnancies, she has no surviving children. Her children have died at ages one, three, four and five, and during her fifth pregnancy, she spent three days in obstructed labor. After her painful labor process, she finally gave birth to her stillborn child. Because of the obstructed labor, she developed obstetric fistula.
Thank you Angels' Attic for your generous donation of two obstetric fistula repair surgeries to Pretty Purposeful! To learn more about Angels' Attic, please visit AngelsAtticResale.com or visit them in person at: 1635 W. Northwest Highway, Grapevine, TX 76051 #action #africa #charity #donate #donation #fistula #hope #julia #maria #obstetricfistula #prettypurposeful #sierraleone #socialentrepreneurship #southlake
This article recently appeared on Freedom from Fistula Foundation's website: http://www.freedomfromfistula.com/news_events/2014/julia_and_maria_myers_announced_as_new_ambassadors The Freedom from Fistula Foundation is delighted to announce two new Ambassadors - sisters Julia and Maria Myers – the teen founders of obstetric fistula fundraising and advocacy charity Pretty Purposeful. Julia (17) and Maria (15) have been advocating for the rights of girls and young fistula patien
Thank you Southlake Journal for the March 3rd article about Pretty Purposeful! You can read the article here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/03/03/5617051/southlake-teens-with-a-purpose.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy or read it below. :) "Southlake teens with a purpose raise money for charity" by Larre Green Readers, last May I told you about two amazing young girls who, after watching a documentary entitled “Walk to Beautiful” about women who suffer from childbirth injuries in E
On July 9th, 2013, Pretty Purposeful founders Julia and Maria Myers were interviewed on D the Broadcast by Pat Smith (Emitt Smith's wife), founder of Treasure You. Watch the interview above! #video #interview #patsmith #dthebroadcast #julia #maria #prettypurposeful #africa #fistula #charity
Camp Pretty Purposeful was a unique one-day event for girls ages 12-18 at the Timarron Country Club on June 18th. The focus of the camp was empowering girls to redefine "girl culture" and think differently about themselves and others. 10 Speakers spoke on various topics plus many demos, including: self-esteem, body image, relationships, hair & makeup demos, fashion & fashion show, how to start a charity, write a book, and make a difference, locally and globally. Speakers incl