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The mission of IMPACT Personal Safety is to end the cycle of violence in society by empowering women, children, and men with the self-esteem and the tools necessary to take control of their lives through self-defense, boundary setting and the understanding that their lives are worth fighting for.
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amyleona:

I really have to share this. I’m honored just to know this girl and so proud of what she’s accomplished by the age of 21. Kristin Allen is an acrobatic gymnast from Livermore, California. She and her partner Michael Rodrigues were the first American mixed team to win gold in acro at the World Games and the second to win the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championship. She hasn’t just placed first in multiple national and international competitions, but has been awarded many titles, including Sportsperson of the Year and USA Gymnastics’ Athlete of the Year. After Kristin retired from competition in 2011, she and Michael went on to work in Las Vegas as featured performers in Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS. She also founded what is now the Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting and expanding the sport and its community.
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exghoulfriend:

it is crucial to believe and respect girls when they say a guy is giving them bad vibes even if they don’t give you a reason why
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janetmock:

Trans women featured in a celebratory space in Marie Claire magazine.
They applaud Redefining Realness’ bestsellers status as well as feats accomplished by Carmen Carrera, Laverne Cox and Laura Jane Grace. 
#girlslikeus Takeover!
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Sign Up for Pistol Basics Training!

IMPACT Personal Safety offers firearms safety classes!

Some of you may have noticed in our last newsletter that Carla Young, one of our esteemed and long-standing Lead Instructors, is a firearms instructor. While IMPACT takes no official position on firearms, we do take an official position on safety. If you have a firearm, for goodness sakes, learn how to use it safely! If someone you love has one, insist that they train. 

Over the years, we have received many requests for this kind of training, and now Carla and fellow instructor Gus Themaras have graciously agreed to conduct a class. The class teaches handgun skills using our long-standing teaching methodology of positive reenforcement in an emotionally supportive environment. This class is designed to introduce students who have never fired a pistol and will also help those who want to improve basic marksmanship and work on the fundamentals of handling a pistol. Students will learn to use a pistol in a safe and efficient manner and learn the principals of target shooting. The class is designed in a non-competive manner that focuses on each student’s individual progress during the day.

Location and Time:

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014; 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Orange County Indoor Range and Pro Shop
684 N. Berry St, Suite C
Brea, 92821
714-529-0300

Click here for more details and registration info. 

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soulofacityy:

i’ve noticed that a lot of people confuse “respects women” with “respects women they consider respectable”.  

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leanin:

Word.
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"I consider myself to be a feminist."
-- JK Rowling (via leanin)
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