Happy Monday. How was your weekend?
So the last week was pretty interesting. Myself and KayNicole got the ball rolling on the planning and organizing for Sisterhood In Motion and my article on domestic violence went live on two online magazines.
The more I work on Sisterhood In Motion, the event and community, the more I become excited. The thought of a group of women coming together, sharing, encouraging, inspiring and communicating, all with the purpose of building up and empowering each other has me giddy. We’ve lined up some great speakers that will share on topics such as
- Managing Finances
- Aging With Grace, Glam & Purpose
- Modeling Healthy Relationships
- Embracing Your Inner Beauty while Enhancing the Outer
- Building A Sustainable Career
- Becoming the Women God Created us to be – Walking in Divine Purpose
- and much more
This is going to be a different sort of event. As far as we know, there’s never been an event that’s for women and by women that’s all about empowering and inspiring women, that featured all local speakers and talent. Sisterhood In Motion is big on working with women from and in the community. We support our own because we believe that there are women right here with a message, purpose and voice that is worth sharing and worth hearing. Not that we are against importing foreign talent, but why not give our own a platform? Why not honor the people we have in our very midst? Anyways, stay tuned for more updates as we work towards November 28, 2015, the event date. You can get tickets over at this page and you can register to become a vendor or sponsor. If you have questions about the event feel free to post them in the comments section of this post or send me an email.
So one of my articles on domestic violence that touched on verbal abuse and the power and impact of words was published on two online magazines that were featuring articles on DV for the month of September. When they emailed to say that they’d love to publish the articles I got really excited. It was an opportunity to talk and share about this oftentimes taboo subject to a wider audience and it also boosted my confidence in my writing skills. I was amazed to see how many Facebook shares/likes the article got in less than 24 hours and the comments started trickling in. It’s an encouragement to keep writing and sharing.
I dream of the day when I can just write, speak and do workshops and events not just on domestic violence but on matters affecting women, female empowerment as well as entrepreneurship and business development for women. I’ll keep dreaming. Sometimes, dreams do come through. You can check out the article on Rebelle Society and The Tattooed Buddha. I also shared it on the Facebook page which I’m inviting you to like. But more than liking the page, please read, comment and share on the content posted there. Let’s really get a conversation going not just on domestic violence but matters of female empowerment.
So that’s a wrap from me. Have a great week and don’t forget to be epic, because you are!
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 2017.