It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that our friend and long time board member, Georgia Michalec, has passed away after a long illness.
Georgia was the Board Treasurer for Realize Your Beauty, and in her time with the organization, she organized several large events in Stafford, CT, including Realize Your Beauty Day events for community youth (an evening of arts, activities and celebration), and a large scale fundraiser in support of our programs. Georgia had a passion for supporting young people to build a positive sense of self-worth and self-love. We will greatly miss her contributions and friendship.
In her honor, the family has generously asked that donations be given to support a summer camp scholarship fund in her name.
If you would like to contribute to the Georgia Michalec Scholarship Fund, please follow this link:
More about Georgia
Georgia Michalec was a psychotherapist, art gallery owner and advocate for the arts. She traveled her own path to self-acceptance, from being bullied as a fat child, to dieting and finally to advocating for the right to take up space. As a psychotherapist, she was a proponent for self-acceptance in her individual work and offered for woman several size acceptance groups and a long standing self-awareness and support group. As a consumer of healthcare, she has been vocal about size acceptance to medical professionals. On the artistic side, she coordinated several RYB events, organized a blues festival and produced and directed a number of community theatre events, all in Stafford Springs, CT.
Article on Stafford Springs RYB Day event here: Hartford Courant