In late August, Amanda Aronson, a supporter of the Aurora Women & Girls Foundation, took part in a Dragon Boat race to help raise awareness and funds for the organization. Inspired by that experience, she then recruited women to row as part of a beginner Women’s Rowing Group that has been meeting since September.
Aurora’s mission is to be a catalyst for positive change for women and girls in Hartford county, and the creation of this rowing group is proof that a “ripple effect” can be experienced when women take part in empowering activities. Two women from the original Dragon Boat team are on the Thursday morning rowing group and the other women represent mothers with flexible work schedules from around Hartford County–many of whom have long-wanted to row but couldn’t due to traditional rowing times.
2014.08.08 – Uncasville, CT – Taliek Brown and Jim Calhoun share a laugh as they catch up on the sidelines before the start of Calhouns’ Celebrity Classic basketball game at the Mohegan Sun Arena Friday night in Uncasville. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTLAND – In a leafy woodland setting by a lake, the Noyes School of Rhythm carries on a 95-year-old tradition. During their stay each summer, ladies discard their confining contemporary clothes, slip on diaphanous tunics and assume Greek names like Pegasus, Selene, and Persephone.