Welcome to West Coast Posse!
Whether Michigan's West Coast (pictured) or California's (where we recently spent a couple years), if you're facing north, the lake or the ocean will always be on your left. Helpful if you're directionally challenged (in full Midlife Crisis), like Hubs & me. You've been warned!
In this case, West Coast Posse represents a power group for and about women, originally for those living on the west coasts of either southern California or southwest lower Michigan, but truly anywhere. The name for this site was inspired by this original blog post, and the thought process grew from this original blog post. West Coast Posse hopes to become a model that spreads from west coast to west coast, to all parts in between and beyond to counteract the Mean Girl behavior that is so prevalent in popular media today. Shows like The Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, and anything on MTV or VH1 are leading young girls and young women to behave in ways that grown up women in the real world don't, even though so much of what they see and therefore believe says otherwise. West Coast Posse wants to set a positive
example, and hopes others will start a Posse in their neighborhoods.
West Coast Posse is the brain child of Kim Jorgensen Gane, and grew from the influence of a multitude of amazing women in her life. We hope you'll become one of them!
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What you will find: positivity, inspiration, tips, pointers, reviews, helpful information about a bevy of womanly topics.
What you won't find: pessimism, ranting, negativity, hate. So if you can't find something positive and uplifting to say, please do what your momma taught you and keep it to yourself.
Do you have to live on either west coast to find it empowering, fun and informative? We hope not.
If you're visiting this site, you probably know it's creator/contributors, or you know someone who knows its creator/contributors, or you know someone who knows someone who knows its creator/contributors. You get the idea. Anyway, peck around! We're glad you stopped by!
<-- Anyone who knows Kim, knows the significance of birds in her life. Accident? We think not! And she kinda has a thing for jewelry. Be sure to visit the WCP Style page to meet two more of our favorite WCP jewelry artists (and let us know if you would like to become a contributor!).
West Coast Posse is one of the homes of the #JudyBlumeProject!
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN-ENDED FOR NOW! We're still looking for more GREAT content from YOU! And you don't have to be a PRO! Just a lover of Judy. Check out the Facebook Page and...
Please visit the new #JudyBlumeProject webpage for GUIDELINES and the SUBMISSIONS to date.
Or you can visit my partner, TheKitchWitch's post on the project. We Want to Hear Your Voices!!
If you are
West Coast Posse Women
In the short time that this site has been in existence, a trend has revealed itself. Many women in this country, in the world, feel they have no power, no voice, no choices. Women
too often see themselves as victims, don't reach out for help, or even reveal that they struggle.
Each one of us has a story, and our stories matter. West Coast Posse wants to share women's stories. I can't express the difference a beautiful portrait can make, because that in itself is empowering, in job searching, in building a business, or just to feel good about one's self. Even if you have a picture of yourself that you like, someone with professional editing tools can probably do much to improve it, as Alissa Sheftic of Sheftic Communications & Imagery, did with the terrific picture my husband took of me. She made poor lighting, tired, and old look young and luminous, if I do say so myself-ish! I hope to empower women to see their own beauty--inside and out--and to tell their stories; to spread the Power that is Within All of Us, in this 13th year, when anything is possible.
If you are a woman, or if you love a woman who has achieved the success we all strive for, please contact us at West Coast Posse to share that gift with others.
<-- If you are a woman with a story to tell, visit the contact page to request an application.