Year of Joy empowers Houston girls

- Bowling, it's a sport everyone loves, you go to your local alley, put on a pair of shoes and you're ready to roll. Monday a group of about 30 girls met for a day at Bowlmor Houston.

Ariza White says, "it's been like a dream come and seeing all these people happy, it inspired me to be a Wonder Woman".

It's a part of a project a local Houston Chronicle editor is doing to help bring joy and happiness to kids here in town.

"As a way to kind of celebrate Joy myself, I wanted to live a more joyful life and it kind of spread to me doing these year of joy projects", says Joy Sewing who works as a fashion editor at the Houston Chronicle.

The theme, Wonder Woman. In recent weeks the blockbuster hit a major strike at the box office, breaking records for being the highest grossing action movie directed by a woman.

"I think Wonder Woman kind of inspires girls to be whatever they want to be (what do you want to be) I want to be a teacher", says Adriana Davis.

"I want to be a builder", says White.

Joy sewing wanted to make the all-girl event be one that makes them feel strong and capable of doing whatever their hearts desire.

Brandi Brown, executive director of HYPE Freedom School Inc. says, "every child can make a difference whether it's in themselves, in their family, in their world."

"There are so many negative messages that are out there and young girls need to know that they are beautiful, they need to know that they are special and they need to know that they are powerful", says Sewing.

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