Author Archives: Emily Fichter


“Perhaps strength doesn’t reside in having never been broken, but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places.”  (Unknown) Resiliency is the ability to recover or bounce back from challenging situations. When faced with adversity, a resilient person has the confidence and courage to overcome that hardship and, “grow strong in the […]

Unfiltered Reality

This blog’s purpose is to share raw, unfiltered language used by clients to describe their lives and experiences at the Young Women’s Resource Center. I asked girls a variety of questions, and I quickly typed all of their answers as they spouted them out. It is important to note that it is impossible to capture […]

Emily Fichter – Prevention Program Specialist

I am Emily Fichter, a Prevention Program Specialist at the Young Women’s Resource Center. I grew up on a farm in Shenandoah, Iowa with my mom, dad, and two older brothers. Like many young girls I wanted to be an astronaut. Living on a farm you can look up at the sky and see forever. […]


“I am a feminist because I am human. This explanation may seem overly simplistic, but it is true. Being a feminist is as innate to me as breathing, sleeping, and eating—it is part of being human and wanting to progress the existence of humankind. I am confident that love, compassion and equality will one day […]