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 …

Elevating the Status of Women

Enjoy this presentation by Big Ocean Founder, Carolina Allen, as she talks about the value of maternal gifts in care work and resource management. She is presenting at a Parallel Event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, March 14, 2017. Elevating the status of motherhood #bigoceanwomen Posted …

2017 Youth Delegation Presentation at CSW

We hope you enjoy this recorded presentation from our 2017 Big Ocean Youth Delegation. They presented at a parallel event to the Commission on the Status of Women at the Untied Nations in New York City March 14, 2017. 8 Millennials share views on faith, family and motherhood in New York during the Commission on …

Meet our CSW Youth Delegates!

We are so excited to be sending our very first youth delegation this March to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Our youth delegation team and their committed leaders have been working very hard for several months to prepare for this exciting opportunity. During CSW we will be sharing updates on their …

Exciting news about Cottage growth!

We are so excited to announce that we are launching a cottage training program to more efficiently grow cottages. Our Board and executive committees have spent the past several months creating basic training materials that will enable us to more effectively train cottage leadership and grow cottages. Over the next year we will be working …

Third Annual Delegation to CSW

This month marks the third year we will be attending the United Nations commission on the Status of Women as an official Big Ocean delegation! This year Big Ocean is taking two outstanding delegations! As usual, we will be attending as a leadership body and will  be presenting on Big Ocean maternal feminism. Also, for the …