Girl Power: A Theme that Brings Freedoms that are Well Earned, and Well Deserved

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 9:00 pm

Various political movements over the past couple of years have all had one thing in common: Girl Power. Women in the United States have been fighting for equal rights since the Seneca Falls Convention of July 1848 that was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Today some 170 years later, the struggle continues.

Since their appearance at the first Women’s March in January 2017, pink pussy hats have emerged as a symbol of persistence and resistance proving the sheer social power that a fashion accessory can have. If you’d like to show your inner thoughts to the world, look no further than Meredith M and Webster’s Community Pharmacy (Webster’s).

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Store owner Meredith Miller has devoted an entire section of both of her brick and mortar locations as well as Meredith M’s recently launched website to products that promote and encourage Girl Power. Ranging from socks stating ‘The Future is Female’ to temporary tattoos, to tee shirts, mugs, pins and books highlighting women who have changed the world, there is something to inspire women of all ages.

“Luckily for us, there were lots of companies who we work with in the gift industry that recognized the emerging trend as well, so there were plenty of new products for us choose from when planning and buying for these new departments in both stores,” said business owner, Meredith Miller.

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“Long before I joined the workforce in a male dominated advertising industry, I was active in the women’s movement. Since then, I passed on to my daughter its core value that anyone, regardless of gender, can forge their own path and become successful in any career they choose.” Meredith tells Pasadena Now. After Hillary Clinton was nominated by the Democratic Party to be their candidate for the Presidency in 2016 and the Women’s March in January 2017, it was a natural time to re-engage and to provide a platform for creating awareness of the issues at hand and to encourage young people to have their voices be heard and to be agents of change.”

The concept of girl power is “really about teaching young girls and women that they can make a difference, and that they shouldn’t feel held back by societal norms.” For those looking to get their younger daughters or grandchildren involved in the movement, she recommends buying a book or two that highlight female leaders including Michelle Obama and other women both young and old “who have made big differences in the world.”

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Recently, Meredith hosted a women’s empowerment event, a book signing and meet and greet with Krista Suh, co-founder of the Pussyhat Project and author of DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World. Stay tuned to Pasadena Now for more details about other events taking place at both stores.

If you want to spread Girl Power to the world visit Meredith M and Webster’s to buy some great items that will highlight that you are part of something bigger and are proud to show it. Gift it too!

Meredith M and Webster’s Community Pharmacy are located at 2450 N. Lake Ave, Altadena. For more information call Meredith M – (626) 204-2677 or visit https://meredith-m.com/ or Webster’s – (626) 797-1163 or www.AltadenaRx.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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