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Girl Power 2021

GIRL POWER 2021: My Feelings, My Power!

April 17, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

Register now to attend Girl Power on April 17th via Zoom.

  • Speakers will come to us from England, from the state of Washington, and from our own Gainesville community.
  • Girls will get to paint, learn basic yoga, and do other hands-on activities to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • We will still give away t-shirts and swag bags with supplies for the program.
  • All participants attend at no cost.
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Thank you to the Clipper Petroleum Foundation for granting funds toward Girl Power, as well as Tribe Transportation and Lee Dempsey with State Farm Insurance Co. for being Girl Power Event Sponsors.

Would you like to be an Event Sponsor for $500 or an Individual Sponsor for $200? Donate here to show your support for Girl Power.


Tinsley Hembree, Opening Speaker for Girl Power

Tinsley will join us all the way from the state of Washington and use her years of experience in higher education to lead the girls in learning ways to gather a support group for coping with stress and anxiety!

Tinsley Hembree comes from a background in higher education and has translated those skills into a career as the Recruitment Marketing Manager at Fisher Investments. In this role, she develops the global university recruitment strategy and manages student programs and events. Her previous experiences mentoring students, advising student organizations and managing fraternity and sorority life have led to a positive impact on the Firm’s internship program, campus relationships, and student leadership initiatives. Bringing the student and campus perspective to a finance firm to cultivate change motivates Tinsley in her efforts to expand the global campus strategy to ultimately connect with students to launch the next chapter of their lives.

Dr. Kristen Green, Session 1 Facilitator

Dr. Green will show participants how to manage every day emotions that can some times feel bigger than we know how to handle. She will focus on anger, sadness, and anxiety. Everyone will get supplies in their swag bag to use while Dr. Green teaches coping skills for each of those emotions.

Dr. Kristen Green has more than 26 years’ experience in working with children and adolescents in a mental health setting.  She is a Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist specializing in the provision of psychological services for children and adolescents. Dr. Green has been in private practice with Chattahoochee Child Psychology Services, LLC in Gainesville, GA since 2008.  Dr. Green is also an Associate Professor at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, where she is the Director of the Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and serves as an instructor in Brenau’s Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology program in the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology & Adolescent Counseling in the College of Health & Science. 

Sandy McPhoenix, Session 2 Facilitator

Joining us from England, Sandy McPhoenix will demonstrate how art can be a relief from our emotions when they feel too big. Participants will have art supplies in their swag bags so they can create their own masterpiece while following along with Sandy.

Geography: Born and educated in Cape Town, lived in London, moved to Cambridge for love, Now I live in a 18th century thatched cottage with beams you can hit your head on and wonky walls and nowhere to hang any more paintings

Beliefs as an artist: Everyone is creative, making art is playing and taking risks, we have to unlearn a lot of nonsense we’ve absorbed about our creativity, we have to resist the pressure to be like everyone else, we have to stop comparing ourselves to others, I can’t paint like Picasso but, much more importantly, he couldn’t paint like me

What makes me happy: Puppies, putting on lipstick even though I’ll be wearing a mask, seeing empathy and imagination in the world, flowers, gasp-making colour combinations, people who are curious


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