Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thanks @keiracknightley for this #DVA Work - It's Not a #Halloween Joke

On this last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, #DVAM, we leave you with a powerful piece from a talented and lovely actor Keira Knightley:

Keira Knightley Says ‘Cut’ – Cameras Keep Rolling In This Powerful Women’s Aid Video

Keira Knightley
Watching this public service announcement, created by Women’s Aid in the UK, was a jolt of hard reality. Please note there is trigger alert, in that this dramatization contains a very disturbing scene of violence that may bring up traumatic memories and feelings of past abuse. Though Keira is acting, millions of women are violently ‘taken’ by surprise like this everyday, and live in constant fear. I commend Knightley for making this video. The statistics shown at the end are from UK studies. Sadly, the numbers are worse here in America. The message, however, is universal.
According to research by Mother Jones:
Domestic violence is the No. 1 cause of injury to women. The incidents add up to more than all the rapes, muggings, and car accidents women experience each year. One out of every four women in the United States will be physically injured by a lover in her lifetime. That translates into a woman being assaulted every nine seconds in America.
Women’s Aid is a leading national organization that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. You can donate to their site.
If you’re in an abusive relationship, or know someone who may be, there is help: Call: 800-799-SAFE/National Domestic Violence Hotline or Call: 800-656-HOPE/RAINN (Rape,Abuse, & Incest National Network) 
Special thanks to RossalynWarren/Upworthy, Liberals Unite and all the many organizations that work to help victims and end domestic violence.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#AXO Collegiate and #DVAM Spotlight with @MaryKay!

Thank you Mary Kay for all your work to end Domestic Violence!

We love this collaboration as many Alpha Chi Omega sisters are Mary Kay consultants too.

Vote for your favorite photo! 
The chapter with the most "Likes" by noon, Friday, November 1, will win a MARY KAY celebrity makeover experience and a $5,000 grant to the domestic violence awareness organization of their choice. 
For complete contest rules, prizes and info, visit

Our Local Chapter Beta Eta - is in the running!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Painting with a Twist Recap - #TBT

We had such a good time before recruitment started in August 2012 at Painting with a Twist!
In honor of our Founders' Day on October 15th, we celebrate ETE's sisterhood with this recap.

With alumnae from five collegiate chapters represented, we enjoyed snacks, drinks, cupcakes and the society of our sisters while we stretched our creative and artistic muscles!

In true Alpha Chi Omega form - we chose to paint peacocks in honor of Hera!

Kristen's masterpiece!

Kappa Xi (UWF) alumnae Danielle and Meagan

The amazing chapter advisor for Beta Eta (FSU) and author of Simply Southern Girl blog

Our president (Amy Z - Zeta Upsilon) has many talents!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our Awards from #AXO Convention 2012 #TBT

We're playing catch-up and decided October (our founding month) was a great opportunity to reflect on our blessings from Convention 2012 in St. Louis, MO.

ETE worked SUPER HARD between Convention 2010 and 2012 and we were rewarded with FOUR alumnae chapter awards!

If you follow our tweets (@AXOETE) you might have caught us winning the awards back in July.

The box arrived; the excitement built!

We won the following:

  • Domestic Violence Outreach
  • Collegiate Chapter Support - Local
  • PACE
  • Fine Arts

We will use the neat Alpha Chi-themed awards as prizes for our sisterhood events!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013