Ruth Brasher, “The Teddy Bear Lady”

We asked Ruth Brasher, “The Teddy Bear Lady,” to tell us a bit more about her life and the teddy bears she makes each month for the Children’s Justice Center in Utah County. Although never married, she has a passion for serving the women and children in her community. She knows that “mother” is a verb and …

April 2017 Board Message

Big Ocean Women showcased a Model of Powerful Impact with two delegations at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in March.  Much of that impact resulted from generous donations by individuals and corporations, along with sacrifices made by our own members. Big Ocean’s compelling contribution to CSW61 included the presentations given …

We value the irreplaceable role of fathers and build interdependent relationships with men.

Talk given byTaryn Royall:“We value the irreplaceable role of fathers and build interdependent relationships with men.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. Taryn Royall is a freshman at Brigham Young University, pursuing a degree in Public Relations with a minor in International Policy and Diplomacy. …

We follow our conscience in speaking and acting with integrity.

Talk given by Hannah Butcher: “We follow our conscience in speaking and acting with integrity.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. Hannah Butcher began playing the harp at age 9 and currently teaches 11 students in her harp and piano studio. From Carnegie Hall to …

We reach out and serve in our homes, communities, and the world.

Talk given by Breia Tullis :“We reach out and serve in our homes, communities, and the world.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. Ever since Breia Tullis was young, she has been looking for ways she can serve and make others smile. She has been …

We are free to choose and willingly accept responsibility for our choices.

Talk given by Samantha Clinger:“We are free to choose and willingly accept responsibility for our choices.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. As a high school senior, Samantha Clinger is passionate about learning and working hard. These desires led her to audition and be part of …

We seek after knowledge and wisdom.

Talk given by Madeline Arnold: “We seek after knowledge and wisdom.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. As a freshman at Brigham Young University, Madeleine Arnold is a pre-dental student studying physiology and developmental biology. She has always had a love for music, particularly piano teaching and …

We are each unique and innately worthy of respect.

Talk given by Marisa Hoover:“We are each unique and innately worthy of respect.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017 Marisa Hoover is a freshman at Brigham Young University where she is studying public relations. She served as the senior class president in her Idaho high school …

We are empowered by our feminine nature and biology, and we honor our procreative power.

Talk given by Candace Brown: “We are empowered by our feminine nature and biology, and we honor our procreative power.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017 Having lived around the country and traveled internationally, Candace Brown feels like a global citizen and is eager to serve …