"Rising Strong workshops have been absolutely fantastic! Its a beautiful place for girls to connect, build themselves, and each other up. They really foster something we need so much more of, understanding and connection. The topics and activities covered have also proved to be excellent prompts and open the door for additional discussion at home about positivity, leadership, body positivity, and social justice issues. Thank you Karina and team for doing what you do!"

- Lee-Ann, Mother of Participant

"Anyone who works with young girls needs to connect with Rising Strong! The inspiration, love, patience and push our girls in this great city deserve! Thank you Karina for your passion, advocacy, understanding and true care for Empowerment!"

- Daniala, Teacher of Participants

"Feeling a lot more comfortable in my body thanks to your workshops Karina. I love them so much. I want to do more to help younger girls reach their fullest potential and maybe I can help you one day and volunteer. Thanks for being such a supporter of me. I'm finding a lot more confidence in myself cause that's who I am and I'm not going to change!"

- McKenna, Participant

"I found your account recently but I just wanted to say thank you for everything! I don't even know you but your words have helped me through a lot with body image. I finally understand that society's standards are total b.s and I'm still working on positive self image, but I'm getting there! Thank you for everything and please keep doing what you're doing!"

- Jessica, Rising Strong Instagram Follower

"Attended Karina’s vision board workshop and it was amazing! We did short workbook to get us thinking about our goals and dreams and I really loved that! The magazine selection was awesome and I found so many great pieces to put on my board! Karina also had examples of vision boards she has made in the past which were great to look at and she really walks you through everything you need to know about vision boards! All around amazing workshop!"

- Kaileigh, Vision Board Attendee