The I AM WOMAN Seminar focused on building community between young women in the Grand Rapids community. The seminar was held in March of 2006 and February of 2007 and was accumulatively attended by 170 people. The seminar provided activities for young women, grades 6-12, to develop an appreciation for being a woman. The activities focused around developing a healthy body image by examining the little messages we tell ourselves throughout the day. For example, "I'm fat", "I'm ugly" or "I'm stupid." A small group of volunteers demonstrated the effect that these messages have on self esteem by introducing themselves as "fat" or "stupid" to a group of people. The effect of the participants demeanor and body language in just a couple of minutes was a shocking. Another activity was a form of story theology. The participants were asked to write about a time when they had been helped or hurt by a woman. The process of story theology is to dissect the story and find the places of meaning or growth. Many of these women were surprised to find that from their story/experience they grew stronger. The seminar was ended by reading the Phenomenal Woman poem by Maya Angelou. These are just a couple of the powerful activities done in the seminar. For more information visit the website at http://home.comcast.net/~will.fam/IAWindex.html.