rebelle with a cause

"I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prison." 
Haruki Murakami 


This was how I felt for most of my young life. It resulted in poor self-esteem, lack of confidence and a fear of taking risks. I learned to disguise those moments by "projecting" an image that was self-assured, but all the while I was quaking in my heels. Throughout my life, I continued to project that image but I knew something was missing. I was not being my authentic self. 


Hello, forty! Suddenly, I had a burning desire to discover who I really was and to accept the flaws and fascinating facets that were me. I was driven by the fact that I was now a mother to a strong willed, deeply authentic female and to a self assured, mellow young man. A chance meeting with some like minded sister friends, along with a gentle prod from my husband.... and I started thinking more consciously about my experiences and the ways that I could make a difference.

Thus, the rebelle with a cause was born. The goal is to empower girls and women through strategic partnerships and programs in the community that will help maximize their full potential. I want to nurture our girls and women through education and philanthropy so they learn to define themselves as leaders, and to be their authentic selves in a world that is careless with its labels. 

"Scars are proof of survival, they shouldn't be hidden - it's a story someone may need to see in order to believe that beyond their pain and suffering, there is healing." Bernice L. McFadden

no rules. just guidelines. all heart. 


Our organization is committed to empowering women and girls  affected by domestic violence to realize their authentic selves as they reclaim their lives through education, community and philanthropy.



15210 Dino Drive #553

Burtonsville MD 20866

National Domestic ViolenceHotline


National Domestic  Violence Hotline 1.800.799.7233

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