Challenge Into Change
11:01 am
Tue August 13, 2013

The Women's Initiative Essay Contest

The Women's Initiative in Charlottesville was established to help women in crisis – to support them as they make difficult transitions in their lives.

Each year, the group offers a challenge to women-- to document their thoughts.  We have three of the essays recorded. 

Beth Gager is 43 and the mother of two.   She wrote about her recovery from an emotional breakdown.

Listen to Beth's essay here.

Myra Anderson is 34.  A native of Charlottesville and a graduate of Covenant High School,  she was abused as a child and is still working to heal the wounds.

Myra's essay is available here.

Joyce Allen wrote about  a Women’s Initiative client who inspires her through determination and dedication.

Listen to Joyce Allen's essay here.

Organizers are already working on next year's Challenge Into Change Essay Contest.  For general submission guidelines click here.