Carlana Charles is the visionary and editor-in-chief of FemmePowered. She is a womanist, writer, speaker, story midwife and facilitator of meaningful and engaging conversations. When she is not working in or on FemmePowered, she can be found resting, baking, reading or scribbling furiously in her journal whilst sipping wine or coffee, sometimes both at the same time. She is currently working on her first book and hopes to release it in September 2018.
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 us to cater for seating, cocktails, etc.
Also, FemmePowered is launching a book club! I’ve wanted to do this for a year now but could not find the space. Now I have. The Grenada Community Library has allowed us to use their space and the first book club meeting is tomorrow. For the first few months, we want to focus on the work of local authors. We launch the club with the work of Cindy McKenzie, author of Force Ripe. You can get more info on the book club HERE. Please come out and support and RSVP if you’d like to attend. There’s no fee to attend the book club, but do consider making a donation to the library, which is a non profit.
Finally, I’ve decided to re-launch Coffee & Conversations. Currently I am doing a series on women in management and female business owners. I did a taping a week ago with Zofia, one of the owners of Spice Isle Coffee. You catch a sneak peak and rough cut of it HERE. The full interview will be uploaded later. If you’d like to appear on the show. Get in touch.
Okay, I’ll let you get back to your day now. Feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call and Whatsapp me on 535.5000 if you have questions. Thank you for you usual support and encouragement and I hope to see you soon.