Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams

On 14th June, I’ll be hosting a very special Cocktails & Conversations. This time we will be looking at parental migration and the impact o  the children left behind. At the center of this Cocktails & Conversation we will be the screening  Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams, a documentary that was written and directed by filmmaker Meschida Philip. Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams is a 12 minute documentary that explores how parental migration affects children left behind, emotionally and otherwise. Meschida has lived through the experience of being left behind after her mother migrated to the US. She experienced the range of emotions that are common to children who feel abandoned and displaced, and wanted to explore the topic further. Meschida will be on island for the screening, and we hope to have a very spirited Q&A with her. Attendance fee $ EC 25 Venue: The Connection, Kirani James Blvd, Upstairs Glean’s Garage, St. George’s Date: Wednesday…

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For My Insiders

Historically, particularly in Biblical times, red tents have been places where women would go to separate themselves during their menstrual cycles, following pregnancy and consequently, they would rest, recharge and connect with other women. I can only imagine what this must have been like, generations of women, unwinding, healing, recharging, and experiencing the fellowship of other women. There is even a fascinating book by Anita Diamant and movie with the same name, Red Tent, that you should see! On 3rd June 2017, FemmePowered will host a red-tent styled Cocktails & Conversations. There’s no tent or cocktails (just wine), but the idea is to meet, connect, share and support each other. This event is for my insiders only. I’m opening it up only to persons on the mailing list and those who have been supportive of FemmePowered from day one. You guys are awesome! Some of you are business owners and professionals and I…

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Let’s talk parenting and discipline

So we put out a survey to some of our Cocktails & Convo attendees to get an idea on what topics they’d like us to discuss at our monthly meet-ups. The topic of parenting and discipline has come up a few times, and so, we decided to make it the focus of our next event.  Join us for an evening of free cocktails and open conversations with a focus on parenting and discipline. Our guest speaker at this event is Tammy Martin, a conscious discipline practitioner and trainer. If you want a proven and comprehensive approach that will improve both your life and the lives of your children and change the way you parent and lead, this session is for you. Invite other parents, teachers and friends and come ready for the session. Our hope is to empower you with the self-awareness, brain information, developmental knowledge and useable skills necessary to create safe, connected, problem-solving homes.…

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Coffee, Books & Cocktails

Hi folks,   Happy Friday. Dropping a quick note to remind you of what’s happening at FemmePowered.    If you missed the first Cocktails & Conversation, I’m inviting you to attend the second. This time, we’ll be discussing mental health. It’s not a sexy topic but it is important, and I hope you will be there. The goal of the session is to demystify and address the stigma associated with mental health. This Cocktails & Conversations will be on Wednesday 15 February from 6-8pm at the Connections on Kirani James Blvd, St. George’s. The Connections is upstairs Gleans Garage. Sharing with us on the day is Dr. Cecelia Rougier. Dr Rogier is employed at St. George’s University and is a PhD, Licensed Psychologist, and graduate of Columbia University. The cost to attend is $ EC 25 and if you’re planning on coming, I’d appreciate if you can RSVP HERE. This helps…

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Demystifying & Addressing the Stigma of Mental Health

The next Cocktails & Convo comes up on 15 February 2017. We had an awesome time at the last event, where the focus of discussion was investing and finance and disaster preparedness. The conversations were spirited and lively and the cocktails were made to perfection, by our in-house mixologist and Angostura brand ambassador, Mel. So let’s do this again! In the February instalment, we’ll be exploring the topic of mental health with a view to demystifying it and addressing the stigma associated with it. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, have a look at this article that explores the stigma associated with mental health. Details below…. Date & Time: Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 6pm to 8pm Venue: The Connection, 2nd Floor, Gleans Building, Lagoon Road, St. George’s Price: $25 – Dress Code: Casual To attend, RSVP via email to email@femmepowered.org, sign up using the link below, or register…

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