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Happy International Women's Day, wolf pack 🐺
Hey everyone, new member of this fantastic movement and I've been asked to share some of my videos ♥️💕
Badass can be joyful, too. If you have Netflix, check out the first episode of “We are the champions.”

These ladies amaze me.
Thank you Tammy! I love my hoodie. I took the photo with my new heavy bag to show solidarity with you and your heavy bag.

From strength to strength we rise.
We all start from a place of strength, find yours and rise! #500rising
Sweatshirt arrived! #strengthtostrength
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Our mission is training female instructors in essential self-defense to support these women as they stand for change. SHOP https://www.etsy.com/shop/500Rising

Operating as usual

05/16/2021

June IFWSD Level 1 and Level 2 officially SOLD OUT for in-person. ❗People from all walks and across the gender spectrum committed to being part of the change. Standing on strong shoulders of those who carved the path before us, we are committed to changing the statistics of violence against women and in so doing, supporting a wold in which we tell girls/women "go out there, be brave" instead of "are you sure? be safe". We'll be setting the dates for Northern Virginia (a covid reschedule event) and St. Cloud Minnesota (on request of the community there) soon. *We can take 2 more people from the international community via Virtual/Zoom.*

June IFWSD Level 1 and Level 2 officially SOLD OUT for in-person. ❗People from all walks and across the gender spectrum committed to being part of the change. Standing on strong shoulders of those who carved the path before us, we are committed to changing the statistics of violence against women and in so doing, supporting a wold in which we tell girls/women "go out there, be brave" instead of "are you sure? be safe". We'll be setting the dates for Northern Virginia (a covid reschedule event) and St. Cloud Minnesota (on request of the community there) soon. *We can take 2 more people from the international community via Virtual/Zoom.*

05/15/2021

Engage with Intuition

Tia is one of our endorsed peeps - smart women out there teaching intelligent things❗

05/15/2021

What if you could learn more about personal safety?

If you are in the area - Lisa is a fantastic instructor and one of our endorsed colleagues!

They Call It a ‘Women’s Disease.’ She Wants to Redefine It. 05/01/2021

They Call It a ‘Women’s Disease.’ She Wants to Redefine It.

It takes strength to rise up out of the normative expectations and change the world. Do your thing, Doc-https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/health/endometriosis-griffith-uterus.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

They Call It a ‘Women’s Disease.’ She Wants to Redefine It. As a bioengineer, Linda Griffith once grew a human ear on the back of a mouse. Now she is reframing endometriosis as a key to unlocking some of biology’s greatest secrets.

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Respect-

Phyliss ‘Pippa’ Latour Doyle MBE, the last surviving female Special Operations Executive. At age 23, Phyllis parachuted into occupied Normandy in May 1944 to gather intelligence on Nazi positions in preparation for D-Day. She celebrates her 100 year Birthday this week.

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It is official - we are accepting a handful of international (virtual participation) registrations for June's Instructional Foundations in Women's Self-Defense. The cost is the same as in-person as you will have specific Level 2 instructors assigned to support and guide your experience throughout the 3 days in person. There is one day of advance work required asynchronously. ➡️Options With a Training Partner: partner also enrolls. You are both full participants with the opportunity to complete endorsement requirements. Partner audits. The auditing partner is not registered and will not have the opportunity to work toward endorsement without taking the course a second time, fully registered. ➡️Options for Solo Enrollment: for the physical skills, you will be given a time frame within which to film your execution of the physical skills (with another human) and submit the video for review. Once done, this will officially complete your course. To ensure a quality experience this will be a very limited number of folks. Here's the link for details and registration: https://member-site.net/?EV--iihcg For info on credentialing go to the 500Rising website

member-site.net    Sponsored by Mounds View Police Department the course is open to civilians.Minnesota POST ApprovedDate: June 23-25th in-person. 1 Day of online asynchronous training to be completed prior to June 21st.Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (1 hour lunch). Where: 5394 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View MN (outside...

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these are the women who inspire us - when we face what feel like insurmountable odds we get to remember, we are not alone and like those who went before us forging new payhsin strength, we can prevail. #500rising

🇺🇲Remembering the Women of WWII: Mary Louise Hawkins, Heroine of the Pacific Theater

On Sept. 24, 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins, of Denver Colorado, was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a propeller tore through the fuselage and severed the trachea of one patient.

Hawkins made a suction tube from various items including the inflation tube from a "Mae West." With this device, she kept the man's throat clear until aid arrived 19 hours later. All of her patients survived. For her actions, Hawkins received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After the war, Mary Louise relocated to California and married. She continued her nursing career for many years. First Lieutenant Hawkins passed away on July 9, 2007 at the age of 86. Lest We Forget.

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Original description and photo sourced from the National Museum of the United States Air Force

04/03/2021

Pay attention to the good guys

One of our colleagues!

03/31/2021

we stand on strong shoulders...

Nancy Harkness Love (February 14, 1914 – October 22, 1976), born Hannah Lincoln Harkness, was an American pilot and commander during World War II. She earned her pilot's license at age 16. She worked as a test pilot and air racer in the 1930s. During World War II she convinced William H. Tunner to look to set up a group of female pilots to ferry aircraft from factories to air bases. This proposal was eventually approved as the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. Love commanded this unit and later all ferrying operations in the newly formed Women Airforce Service Pilots. She was awarded the Air Medal for her work during the war and was appointed lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force Reserve in 1948.
Photo Coloured by Johnny Sirlande for historic photo restored in color.

03/31/2021

Shared this from Deb Criss - if this is true, it’s fantastic

Self Defense Saturdays 03/25/2021

Self Defense Saturdays

If you are within driving distance of Mounds View Minnesota, don't miss this upcoming women's SD workshop!!!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-defense-saturdays-registration-131115595275

Self Defense Saturdays Self defense Saturdays are a FREE monthly class offered at the Mounds View Community Center.

03/11/2021

Today’s entry was known as one of the best stagecoach drivers in the west. From the stables of New England to the gold mines of California, she lived life on her own terms. In fact, when she died in 1879, it was discovered that the person who had lived their life as Six-Horse Charley, a rough and tumble western man, was in fact Charlotte, a mysterious woman who had lived for 30 years as a man.

Charlotte “Charley” Darkey Parkhurst “Six-Horse Charley” – 1812 – December 18, 1879

Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst was born in 1812 in Sharon, Vermont to Ebenezer and Mary Parkhurst. After the death of her mother and her older brother, Charles, Charlotte and her sister, Maria, were taken to an orphanage in New Hampshire. When Charlotte was twelve, she ran away from the facility and adopted the name Charley, taking on a more masculine appearance that would make it easier for her to travel without drawing attention.

With a new identity, Charley started to work with a stable owner named Ebenezer Balch. He took Charley on as an apprentice, assuming that she was a boy, and raising her as his son. Charley proved to have a special connection with horses and was soon learning to drive wagons. Her specialty was six horse coaches, making her a desirable prospect for stage lines to hire. In her late thirties, Charley moved to California from New England. She started to work immediately in San Francisco as a freight driver. However, in California, Charley lost an eye after a horse kicked her in the fast. For the rest of her life, she would have the nickname “One Eyed Charley”.

Charley had one of the best reputations of any stagecoach drives in California. She drove horses along some of the most famous routes, such as the San Jose to Oakland route and the San Juan to Santa Cruz route. Driving a stage coach was dangerous business, with drivers having to contend with dangerous terrain, bad weather, and robbery attempts. It took a cool head and nerves of steel to last any amount of time in the high pressure job.

In 1868, Charley Parkhurst first appeared on an election roll in the city of Santa Cruz, California. While there is no record that she ever cast a vote in the election of 1868, she would have been the first female to vote in a presidential election in California if she did. Local legend in Soquel, California states that she did indeed cast a vote and a plaque was erected in the location to mark the occasion.

As railroads became more prevalent in California, Charley retired from stagecoach driving. She settled in a small cabin in the city of Watsonville, California and worked at farming, timbering, and raising chickens and other livestock. Charley Darkey Parkhurst passed away from tongue cancer on December 18, 1879 in Watsonville, California. She was 67.

When Charley died, neighbors came to take care of the body for burial and made the startling discovery that she was a woman. Not only that, but at some point in her life, Charley had given birth. The little cabin contained a trunk that held a baby’s dress and Charley’s body showed signs of carrying a child. It is unknown what happened to the child of Charley Parkhurst.

The discovery of Charley’s true identity made a sensational story in the press. Many wondered how she was able to hide herself for so long in a truly lawless place. In 1955, a historical marker was placed on her grave in the Pioneer Cemetery in Watsonville, California. It reads, “Noted whip of the Gold Rush days. Drove a stage over Mt. Madonna in early days of valley. Last run San Juan to Santa Cruz. Death in cabin near the 7 mile house, revealed "One Eyed Charlie", a woman. The first woman to vote in the U.S. Nov. 3, 1868.”

03/11/2021

Here We Go! 🎉🎉🎉The 2nd Class of Instructional Foundations is OPEN for registration❗We will take a maximum of 14 in-person participants. We are working out whether or not we can accommodate virtual participants. If you believe you would participate from afar, please Message us and let us know. Click the link for all the details for the in-person course: https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?EV--iihcg

Here We Go! 🎉🎉🎉The 2nd Class of Instructional Foundations is OPEN for registration❗We will take a maximum of 14 in-person participants. We are working out whether or not we can accommodate virtual participants. If you believe you would participate from afar, please Message us and let us know. Click the link for all the details for the in-person course: https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?EV--iihcg

03/10/2021

Closed Fist vs. Open Hand

One of our Endorsed Colleagues. We are surrounded by amazing, intelligent, resilient people.

03/08/2021

International Women's Day - every.moment.

03/08/2021

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Get the perfect gift for Science lovers

03/06/2021

Meet “Mak”, 500Rising’s Spring 2021 Intern! A certified martial arts instructor college sophomore, she is with us for the Spring helping with research and upping our Social Media presence. We are lucky to have her 💙😊🎉.

Meet “Mak”, 500Rising’s Spring 2021 Intern! A certified martial arts instructor college sophomore, she is with us for the Spring helping with research and upping our Social Media presence. We are lucky to have her 💙😊🎉.

03/05/2021

WE HAVE DATES!!!! 🥊We'll get registration open by early next week. The next Instructional Foundations (in Women's Self-Defense) course will be in Mounds View Minnesota & sponsored by Mounds View PD 💙🛡🛡June 23rd -June 25th plus one day of asynchronous work to be completed prior to the 23rd. This course is open across the gender spectrum - male instructors are welcome! For colleagues returning for Level II training, we'll be developing your specific programming as we move toward June & with confirmation of who will be attending with a Level II focus.

WE HAVE DATES!!!! 🥊We'll get registration open by early next week. The next Instructional Foundations (in Women's Self-Defense) course will be in Mounds View Minnesota & sponsored by Mounds View PD 💙🛡🛡June 23rd -June 25th plus one day of asynchronous work to be completed prior to the 23rd. This course is open across the gender spectrum - male instructors are welcome! For colleagues returning for Level II training, we'll be developing your specific programming as we move toward June & with confirmation of who will be attending with a Level II focus.

15 years ago a woman found a family portrait in a used book. Now, she's returning it 03/03/2021

15 years ago a woman found a family portrait in a used book. Now, she's returning it

Whether factual or culturally created - women have long been considered the glue of community. Here is what mindful community creates : )

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/15-years-ago-a-woman-found-a-family-portrait-in-a-used-book-now-shes-returning-it/ar-BB1e3LK9

15 years ago a woman found a family portrait in a used book. Now, she's returning it Every few years, a New York City woman took a moment to admire the family photo tucked away on her shelf -- but it wasn't a photo of her own family.

02/04/2021

we stand on strong shoulders - may we be worthy to do so-

🇺🇲A Salute to Colonel Ruby Bradley. The Angel in Fatigues

Colonel Ruby Bradley entered the United States Army Nurse Corps as a surgical nurse in 1934. She was serving at Camp John Hay in the Philippines when she was captured by the Japanese army three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese aircraft struck Camp John Hay. After the attack, the survivors attempted to flee to Manila through the mountains. Bradley and another Army nurse, Lt. Beatrice Chambers, walked more than 18 miles to a logging camp in Lasud, where they cared for civilian refugees, many of them women and children. On December 28, Bradley and Chambers were captured and became the first Army nurse POWs of the war. For the first few months of her captivity, Bradley was held in an internment camp at Camp John Hay. “A group of more than 500 men, women and children was crowded into one building.

After about six weeks, the internees received Japanese permission to establish a small camp hospital. It soon became an obstetrical ward and nursery, where Bradley and Chambers helped to deliver 13 babies. In September, Bradley was transferred to the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, where she joined other U.S. Army and Navy nurse captives.

In 1943, she was moved to the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila. It was there that she and several other imprisoned nurses earned the title "Angels in Fatigues" from fellow captives. Suffering from starvation, she used the room in her uniform for smuggling surgical equipment into the prisoner-of-war camp. At the camp she assisted in 230 operations and helped to deliver 13 children.

After the war Ruby continued a military career serving in the Korean War. She passed in 2002 at the age of 94. Lest We Forget.

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Original description and photo sourced by workingnurse.com and US Army Historical Archive

msn.com 01/30/2021

Community Hero: Marine veteran Jessica Nelson helps soldiers transition to scholars

nicely done, ma'am-
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/community-hero-marine-veteran-jessica-nelson-helps-soldiers-transition-to-scholars/ar-BB1d9OCJ

msn.com Jackson woman, on board of directors of the Warrior-Scholar Project, also provides support for veterans in Mississippi. Her story inspires others.

news.trust.org 01/27/2021

Men enlisted to fight 'tradition' of gender violence in Cambodia

While our focus is on training women to stand for one another, 500Rising opens our doors to men as well. HUMANS create change together, collectively. Men must be part of the transformation as we charge head long into the statistics. Here's an example of a grass-roots approach in which men get to work from inside the community to create change.
https://news.trust.org/item/20210125010022-81s97/

news.trust.org Domestic violence has been a 'normal part of life' in Cambodia where, until 2007, girls were taught in schools not to challenge husbands

01/22/2021

Founding partner for Wolfdog Marketing, Ali DiRienzo is RESPONSIBLE for the existence of 500Rising. Literally. Without her unrelenting passion for women in leadership, 500 would not exist. Everyone should have an "Ali" in their corner. She saw a vision for 500Rising and refused to let it sit as a only a possibility. Then, she volunteered Wolfdog's extensive experience building our website, creating the logo, guiding our social presence and attended the first class of IFWSD virtually. With a few boxes left to check, she'll be the next Endorsed Colleague with 500 as an accomplished martial artist and intelligent mind with an eye toward the importance of living in strength v. fear. #500Rising

Failing Up-

500Rising is a beautiful accident. After listening to Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B Demille Lifetime Achievement award I wrote her a letter. Well, not really. I wrote a blog post. I was on a rant. She mentioned that the #MeToo movement was a game changer. As a Krav Maga and a Self-Defense instructor, I disagreed.

And I was wrong. Sort of. The me-too business has definitely elevated awareness and an increase in dialogue. I’ve been around a few decades (as in 50) and I have seen movements come and go. Mostly go. I was wrong on the social impact side of #MeToo. I’m still pretty sure I’m not wrong about the movement’s capacity to fundamentally change the statistics of violence against women.

I told Oprah (as if - ) that if she wanted tangible change I needed 500 women. 500 women training and teaching foundational, effective self-defense. Self-Defense focusing on threat assessment, tangible situational awareness, and easy to learn/retain basic physical skills. Once these 500 women were out in their communities teaching, another 500 women would get bitten by the project and also become instructors ... and so on.

Eventually we reach a statistical tipping point. A statistical average by which predators become wary because as they look out across their potential victim pool, aka women, they can assume the majority of woman are hard targets: women who are emotionally, cognitively and physically capable of effectively defending themselves.

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