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Part II Breaking the Silence: Unveiling the Disturbing Truth About Women and Girls in Hawaii

This report provides an overview of the "What Makes You Feel Beautiful" organization and its objectives. The focus of the organization is on empowering girls and addressing the challenges faced by women. The report highlights key statistics and challenges faced by women and girls in Hawaii, shedding light on the issues prevalent in the community. Monica Marrow, the founder of the organization, provides a comment on the findings of the report. The report also explores the negative effects of these challenges on girls and women and emphasizes the importance of cultivating self-love at an early age as a preventive measure. In conclusion, the report emphasizes the significance of addressing these challenges and supporting girls and women in Hawaii.

About What Makes You Feel Beautiful:

What Makes You Feel Beautiful is a Maui based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls and fostering self-love throughout their lives. Our main objectives are to make a tangible difference in the lives of girls facing homelessness and poverty by reducing these challenges by 2%, as well as decreasing the rate of teen pregnancies. We achieve these goals by offering a range of programs, personal development opportunities, classes, educational workshops, mentorship, resources, referrals, and tools that enable individuals to cultivate a healthy state of well-being, self-love, and self-esteem.

Our organization places a special emphasis on empowering girls, especially those from Maui who are at a higher risk due to factors such as teenage pregnancies, poverty, homelessness, minority status with limited support, and restricted access to programs. What Makes You Feel Beautiful is committed to addressing these challenges by providing girls with essential life skills to overcome obstacles and thrive.

Through the incentives and resources we offer, our organization strives to instill self-love, confidence, and empowerment in girls through our mentorship programs. We provide educational opportunities and practical tools that equip girls with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully navigate life and overcome difficulties. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of girls, empowering them to realize their full potential and contribute to the reduction of homelessness, poverty, and teen pregnancies in Hawai’i.

More Statistics and Challenges:

In Part II of "Breaking the Silence: Unveiling the Disturbing Truth About Women and Girls in Hawaii," What Makes You Feel Beautiful (WMYFB) continues to sheds light on the vulnerabilities faced by girls and women in Hawaii. The following statistics reveal the extent of these challenges:

  1. Hawaii ranks 6th highest in poverty rates nationwide.

  2. The state imposes the 2nd highest effective tax rate on low-income households, disproportionately affecting women and single mothers.

  3. Hawaii has the highest cost of housing and the highest rate of homelessness in the United States.

One particularly alarming statistic underscores the need for promoting self-love and mental wellness: 1 in 7 women (14.2%) in Hawaii has experienced completed forcible rape during her life. Shockingly, over 40% of female rape victims were first assaulted before the age of 18. Survivors of rape are at a higher risk of major depressive disorder episodes, suicide contemplation, and suicide attempts.

Moreover, among adults with developmental disabilities, as many as 83% of females are victims of sexual assault. Other challenges faced by women and girls in Hawaii include high rates of single-parent households (32%), with 23% of these families living below the poverty level. Additionally, 1 in 8 residents faces food insecurity, and 52% of public school students experience economic disadvantages, which adversely impact their educational achievement.

Importance of Supporting Girls and Women:

What Makes You Feel Beautiful recognizes the critical importance of supporting girls and women, particularly those in Maui who face heightened risks due to various factors. By offering mentorship programs, educational opportunities, and practical tools, the organization aims to instill self-love, confidence, and empowerment in girls. These initiatives equip them with the necessary skills to overcome obstacles, thrive, and contribute to the reduction of homelessness, poverty, and teen pregnancies in Hawaii.

Comment from Monica Marrow:

Monica Marrow, the founder of What Makes You Feel Beautiful, expressed her thoughts on the report's findings, stating, "The statistics revealed in this report shed light on the urgent need for supporting girls and women in Hawaii. By addressing the challenges they face, we can empower them to overcome adversity, cultivate self-love, and create positive change in their lives and communities."

The Negative Effects and Cultivating Self-Love at an Early Age:

The findings in this report have far-reaching negative effects on girls and women in the community. Survivors of rape and sexual assault are at a significantly higher risk of developing mental health disorders such as major depressive disorder and experiencing suicidal thoughts or attempts. Additionally, the high rates of poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity exacerbate the challenges faced by single-parent families, hindering the overall well-being of girls and women.

Cultivating self-love at an early age becomes a crucial preventive measure. By instilling a sense of self-worth and resilience, girls can develop a strong foundation of mental wellness. Empowering them with knowledge, resources, and support enables them to navigate life's difficulties, break the cycle of adversity, and contribute positively to their own lives and the community as a whole.


The second part of "Breaking the Silence: Unveiling the Disturbing Truth About Women and Girls in Hawaii" reveals the disparities and challenges faced by girls and women in the state. What Makes You Feel Beautiful is dedicated to addressing these issues by empowering girls and fostering self-love. By supporting girls and women in Hawaii, we can create a brighter future, reduce homelessness, poverty, and teen pregnancies, and promote a community where every girl and woman can thrive. It is essential to shine a light on these issues, as it is through awareness and collective efforts that real change can occur.

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Your support as a monthly donor to WMYFB holds the power to make a lasting difference. Together, we can continue providing life-changing education, mentorship, and resources that enable girls and women to embrace their unique beauty and realize their full potential.

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Your generosity can set off a ripple effect of empowerment and transformation. Even a modest monthly donation of $5 or10 can go a long way in supporting our vital youth programs, providing workbooks, and workshop materials that inspire growth and self-discovery.

For those contributing $20 a month, your donation directly assists us in obtaining essential office supplies, enabling us to operate efficiently and amplify our impact.

By pledging $50, $75, or $100 each month, you fuel our programs, workshops, and initiatives, reaching even more girls and women in need of guidance, inspiration, and support.

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As a token of our deepest appreciation for your commitment to our cause, any donor contributing $250 or more monthly will receive an exquisite WMYFB tote bag. This symbolizes your status as a true hero, standing shoulder to shoulder with us in our mission to empower females worldwide.

Remember, every single donation, regardless of the amount, holds immeasurable value and is sincerely cherished. No gift is too small, as it collectively brings about profound change in the lives of girls in Maui and across Hawai’i.

Why is this so crucial? We've recently received a staggering statistic report regarding girls and women in Hawaii.

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We invite you to embark on a transformative quest to empower girls and women, helping them discover their inner beauty and embrace their inherent worth. By becoming a monthly donor, you not only provide financial support to our cause but also become an integral part of a movement that is changing lives.

To make your monthly donation, kindly visit our secure online donation page

Together, let us cultivate self-love, self-esteem, and unwavering confidence in girls and women worldwide.

Thank you for considering this extraordinary opportunity to become a hero in the lives of others. Your support means the world to us and those we serve.


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