CONTEST ALERT: Enter the Be EmPOWERed: Anniversary Contest

In honor of Empowered Flower Girl’s six-year anniversary and in anticipation of our forthcoming book Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama, we’d like to hear from you.
Answer the question (in 50-100 words): What does it means to live powerfully? for a chance to win!!
One entry will be selected and featured in an upcoming edition of the “Be EmPOWERed” newsletter and will receive a signed copy of the book once it’s published. The contest is open to anyone in the U.S. ages 13 and older.
All entries must be received by midnight EST on August 20, 2016
Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama is written for and inspired by girls. Packed with inspirational prose, thought-provoking questions, interactive activities and note pages for journaling, this book is for any young women tho aspires to live POWERfully.

Empowered Flower Girl offers esteem, empathy building workshps for schools and communities

Girls fight

Are you an educator, parent or mentor who cares about the wellbeing and livelihood of young people in your community? Are you concerned that they may be missing out on an inspired life because of challenges at school, at home or among their peer groups?

Those questions arise for many adults who work with youth. That’s why in 2010, Empowered Flower Girl was launched.

I was a mentor and youth advocate who wanted to do something to make a difference for middle and high school students – who like me – were teased, bullied and ostracized by classmates and even relatives. But I knew that in order to help those students who were bullied and harassed, I had to find a way to also help those who were the aggressors or perpetrators.

The prevention and treatment of bullying in both perpetrators and victims is vitally important.

Cognitive-behavioral interventions have shown effectiveness across educational environments, disability types, ethnicity, and gender.

Empowered Flower Girl’s programs equip youth with problem-solving techniques and encourage transformation and acceptance.

Ultimately, we believe that if students are equipped with the skills to peacefully and effectively problem solve as well as have the capacity for empathy, then they are less likely to be offenders of bullying, hazing or other disruptive behaviors.

Empowered Flower Girl offers engaging and interactive workshops and programs that inspire and entertain youth, teachers, parents and the community.

From workshops combating teasing, cyberbullying and cliques, to programs encouraging goal-setting and self-esteem, Empowered Flower Girl helps schools and organizations address critical social issues.

Schedule your workshop today!


Empowered Flower Girl facilitates Chica Chat at "I Feel Good: Mind, Body & Soul" conference





Empowered Flower Girl’s Rasheda Kamaria will present the Chica Chat workshop to more than 75 girls and young women ages 11-18 attending the “I Feel Good: Mind, Body & Soul” women’s conference on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Wayne State University in Detroit.

The conference, hosted by Super Woman Productions & Publishing, is  family oriented and focuses on relevant issues that young women face in society. Moms and dads alike are asked to attend with their daughters.

“The purpose of the event is to educate and motivate women to live healthier lives; socially, financially and physically, beginning at a younger age. This conference will be the first of its kind,” said Super Woman CEO Angela T. Jones.”

“I Feel Good” features workshops covering topics such as self esteem, wellness, entrepreneurship, dating violence prevention and social networking etiquette. There will be giveaways, entertainment and a vendor fair.

For more information or to register, visit the official “I Feel Good” conference website.

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Mentor a Girl, Change Your World

April 12th event promotes sisterhood and positive female relationships


TROY, Mich. – Hate and Envy seem to have become the new “it” girls as evident with the popularity of reality shows depicting female drama and cat fights. While some are cashing in on the drama, others are encouraging positive and empowering relationships among girls and women.


On Thursday, April 12, the Oakland/Macomb Chapter of the National Organization for Women will present “Mentor a girl – Change your world,” a program highlighting the benefits of mentoring and personal real-life role modeling.


This program is specific to women mentoring girls and will discuss how to make mentoring fit to a busy lifestyle and the compelling reasons why mentoring is so important in today’s world.


Guest speakers include Paula Dirkes, author of “Mentor Me: The Complete Guide for Women who want to Mentor Girls,” who will discuss how to incorporate mentoring into your existing lifestyle and Rasheda Kamaria, founder of Empowered Flower Girl LLC, who will discuss the importance of inspiring sisterhood in an age of bad girls, housewives and frenemies.


The event will take place at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois in Troy, Mich. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.  Attendees must RSVP by Friday, April 6 via email to