Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams Recap

To the 35 people who turned out to last evening’s Cocktails & Conversations, thank you so much. We laughed, we cried, we showed empathy and we engaged in meaningful, and hopefully transformative conversation. Meschida Philip and I did a vid post for those of you who wanted to come but could not, and I’ll be posting some pics to the Facebook page tomorrow.   A million thanks to Sue Brathwaite for allowing us to use her space, The Connection, again and thank you to Melisa Nicholas, the best mixologist in the game for bringing us more tasty cocktails. Thank you also to Eastern Caribbean Rum Co. for sponsoring the cocktail portion of the event and of course, much love to Meschida for debuting her film with the FemmePowered/Cocktails & Conversation audience. Visit Meschida’s website and the documentary’s Facebook page to connect with her and follow her work.  Also stop by…

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Migration, separation, child displacement and barrel children

Over the past year FemmePowered has facilitated meaningful conversations that are woman-centric and community-focused in nature. This year alone we hosted discussions on mental health, finance and investing, disaster preparedness, parenting and discipline. And we are not done yet; in fact, we are on a roll, bringing a new conversation to you this week. On Wednesday FemmePowered will be hosting a Cocktails & Conversation on the issue of barrel children and the impact on the children left behind. If you are from the Caribbean, you are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of barrel children and the impact of parental migration. This time around, we will be showcasing a 12 minute film on the topic – Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams – and this will be followed up by a Q and A wth the filmmaker and open discussions. The film is written and directed by filmmaker Meschida Philip, a Grenadian living in the US and she…

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Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams

On 14th June, I’ll be hosting a very special Cocktails & Conversations. This time we’ll be looking at parental migration and the impact on the children left behind. At the center of this Cocktails & Conversations will be the screening of  Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams. Scars of Our Mother’s Dreams is a documentary that explores the impact of parental migration. The film is written and directed by filmmaker Meschida Philip, a Grenadian living in the US. Following the 12 minute film, we’ll have an open Q and A discussion with the Meschida. This is a must attend event for all the “barrel children”and those impacted by economic and parental migration. This promises to be transformative as the discussion will focus on Trans-national family structures, the material gains verses the emotional baggage that comes with migration. Attendance fee $ EC 25 Venue: The Connection, Kirani James Blvd, Upstairs Glean’s Garage, St. George’s Date: Wednesday 14th…

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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 and following pregnancy. Consequently, they would rest, recharge and connect with other women in the tent. 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 name, Red Tent. The movie is on Netflix, so check it out if you can. I loved it! 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 find community with each other. This private 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…

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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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