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International Day of the Girl: Girls Helping Girls and Unstoppable Girls!

Children are like blank canvases. We, the people around them, are responsible for who they become. Like sponges, they soak up what they see and hear, and those things are embedded into their memories. There’s a difference though, between little girls and little boys. Little girls are faced with issues and hardship before they even understand it, but they see it, they hear it, and the older they get, the more apparent it becomes. There are issues like gender roles, male privilege, rape culture, just to name a few, that little girls cannot escape.

#DayoftheGirl was created to bring awareness and put an end to this dilemma. It’s mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership, and reach their full potential”. Since 2011, The United Nations has dedicated October 11th to fighting for rights and opportunities for all girls everywhere. 

“October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement. A worldwide revolution.” 

In light of International Day of the Girl,  #HipNJ would like to highlight two phenomenal programs created by two different generations of “girls”. These programs are the embodiment of the meaning behind #DayoftheGirl. Their missions revolve around ensuring that girls have the proper tools to be the best that they can be, despite the trials brought on by society. 

The first program is “Girls Helping Girls. Period.”, based right in South Orange, NJ. This program was founded by 17 year old Emma Joy and 13 year old Quinn Joy, teenage sisters who wanted to provide women and girls in need with feminine hygiene products. Because these products are not covered by food stamps, some females are forced to miss work or school because they can’t afford the proper items. Emma and Quinn could not believe this and therefore started this non-profit organization. Today, they donate a year’s supply of products to every client they help.  

“At Girls Helping Girls. Period. we believe feminine hygiene is a matter of basic health. And human dignity. We’re dedicated to educating people on the need, and collecting/distributing products. We give our clients a full year’s supply of products.”

“This problem needs recognition from anyone. It’s not just about girls helping girls, it’s everyone helping each other.” -Quinn Joy

The next program is “Unstoppable Girls Foundation“, founded by Caryl R Lucas, located in Clifton, NJ. In addition to being the founder of Unstoppable Girls, Caryl is also a girl’s activist and motivational speaker. This non-profit organization is dedicated to bully prevention and the health and wellness girls. She founded the Unstoppable Girls Empowerment Summer Retreat in 2013 to provide girls, ages 11-21 with workshops that touch on cyber safety, body image, bully prevention, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and social media. Today, the mission is the same. Unstoppable Girls offers workshops, events, and the summer retreat, in an attempt to produce confident female leaders. 

“The core of our work is affirming that our girls are smart, unique respectful, creative, beautiful, fearless and comfortable in their own skin. When girls are inspired & educated, they are Unstoppable!”

On this year’s #InternationalDayoftheGirl, #HipNJ just wanted to shed some light on a few New Jersey based #GirlHeroes who are working towards the ultimate goal of this international holiday. With girls and women being the underdogs of society, we all need to stick together to ensure that no female gets lost in this image. Because I am a woman myself, this day is very special to me. Today we celebrate us, girls EVERYWHERE. We speak up. We help one another. We take control. 

Happy #DayoftheGirl! 

  

Barrow House & Cowan's Public

NEW MENU ITEMS AT THE BARROW HOUSE & COWAN’S PUBLIC

If you’re looking for something new to enjoy on this #FoodFriday, look no further. #HipNJ has all the new menu items at The Barrow House & Cowan’s Public right here in New Jersey!

The Barrow house, located in Clifton NJ, is serving some HOT new dishes. Some of them including:

A Seasonal Grain Bowl – includes poached egg, spun beets & carrots, citrus vinaigrette, barley, flax seed, red pepper puree, and a micro green salad.

Roasted Duck Pizza – includes Duck confit, sugar snap pea puree, farmers cheese, tarragon.

Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich – includes walnuts, apples, dried cranberries, onions, celery, sliced tomato, press greens, rustic bread.

And a Turkey Burger – that includes havarti cheese, avocado puree, jalapeño oil, dressed arugula, onion brioche.

The Barrow House isn’t the inlying place with new items. Cowan’s Public, located in Nutley NJ, has some dishes that include:

White Bean Dip, a vegan dish – includes pickled vegetables, bean sprouts, paprika, grilled naan.

Blueberry Lavender Pie – includes blueberry & Lavender Pie topped with whipped ricotta mousse.

Cauliflower Tacos, a vegan dish – includes pickled watermelon, roasted long hot, chimmichuri.

And Filet Skewer – includes cippollini onion, cherry pepper, portabella mushroom, zucchini.

Head on over to The Barrow House and Cowan’s Public to try out these delicious new items!

Celebrating Mother’s Day in #HipNJ

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Can you believe it!? It is a day dedicated to making your mom feel as special as she makes you feel every day of the year. Still not sure where to celebrate? Here are some of the best places in New Jersey to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Anthony David’s (Hoboken)

  • Mother’s Day special brunch menu here.
  • Dinner menu here.

BIN 14 (Hoboken)

The Hills Tavern (Millburn)

House Of Que’ (Hoboken)

  • Revamped menu here.
  • All moms receive a complementary bottle of champagne with a reservation.

Midland Brew House (Saddle Brook)

  • Family Style Brunch Served From 11:30am-4pm.
  • Full menu here.

The Barrow House (Clifton)

BONUS

Here’s a Mother’s Day deal from Chocolate Works in Montclair!