Press Release

NEW ANTHOLOGY ADVANCES, CELEBRATES, EMBRACES AND EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR.

 

NEW JERSEY. September 1, 2019.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the publication of their first anthology, “Our Voices Ours Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” The edited anthology contains biographies, essays, poems, short stories and other writings authored by girls, teens, women and men of color. The editorial team included Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, editor, and Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. Lisa Maria Culbreth, assistant editors.

The diverse national and international voices represented in the anthology focus on the psychological, emotional, physical and social issues, traumas and challenges experienced by girls, teens and women of color. The writings will encourage society to understand what it means to be a girl, teen and woman of color living in a society that does not always listen to hear their voices or their stories.

According to Dr. Culbreth, “we are trailblazing a path as torchbearers to change the narrative about the value and importance of the voices and stories of girls, teens and women of color by advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering them. We are celebrating their lives, their dreams, their aspirations, their voices, their stories, and their will to keep rising to the top despite enduring unique challenges. When we celebrate girls, teens and women of color, we are embracing them and that embrace empowers them to advance and reach for the stars.”

In celebration of the publication of the anthology, NGWCC hosted the “Our Voices Our Stories” talk radio mini-series on Visibility, the official talk radio program of NGWCC. The mini-series consisted of five episodes focusing on the theme of the anthology and guests included authors who contributed to the anthology. The archive of the mini-series is available on NGWCC’s website.

“Our Voices Our Stories” is a fundraiser of NGWCC and is available for purchase on the website of NGWCC

 

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The Power Within

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Meghna Bhat and Ms. Alicia Thompson, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color,” for “The Power Within, Episode 4 of the “Our Voices Our Stories Mini-Series.” This episode will focus on the empowerment of girls and women of color personally, academically and professionally. Topics will include how we can empower girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Additional discussion topics will include realizing the power within, self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride, colorism, race,  hair, body image, inner beauty, words of wisdom, self-validation, on being original, defining yourself for yourself, standards of beauty, setting high standards and expectations among other topics.  The episode will also focus on how women of color can inspire, set examples and empower girls and teens of color and the development of coping strategies to deal with race, color and disparate treatment issues.

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility

Listen Live:  The Power Within

Guests

Ms. Alicia Thompson

 Is an international thespian and writer from Jamaica.  She is the founder of Artistry is Ministry (AIM) and known for customized performances of one woman shows and folklore.  Alicia uses artistry to uplift and impact girls and young women to help them deal with issues such as self-image, self-worth and self-realization.  She is an alumni of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), Parents Supporting Excellence in Education (SEE), and a past recipient of the Bridgeport Parent Leadership Award.

Submission: “Words of Wisdom from Mother Wise on Beauty and Self-acceptance.”


Dr. Meghna Bhat

Dr. Bhat holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in Gender and Women Studies. She is a proud South Asian woman and first-generation immigrant from India, and her experiences growing up in India and having lived in the US for 14 years motivated her to become an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Meghna currently lives in Sacramento, CA and is an independent consultant, scholar, speaker, and volunteer.

Submission: “My Experiences with Colorism as a South Asian Immigrant Woman:  How I Learned to Celebrate and Embrace my Skin Color.”

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

 

Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 27, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.

 

Link to Listen Live:The Power Within

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/26/the-power-within 

NEW MENTORING PROGRAM FOR TEENS AND YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR LAUNCHING IN JERSEY CITY

National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

Press Release

NEW MENTORING PROGRAM FOR TEENS AND YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR LAUNCHING IN JERSEY CITY.

New Jersey, May 17, 2018.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the launch of the application acceptance period for the PACE Mentoring Program. PACE is a unique, high quality, curriculum-based one-on-one, group and e-mentoring program created using a holistic approach to address the unique needs, challenges and issues of teens (ages 13 through 17 ) and young women of color (18 and up) from underserved communities.

According to executive director and founder of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, “we developed the PACE Mentoring Program using four distinct pathways (1) Personal Enrichment, (2) Academic Success, (3) Career Exploration and Preparation and (4) Extracurricular Interests, based on community assessments, research and best practices identified…

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Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST.

Listen live or call to ask questions, comment or share:  323-642-1562.

Description:

Join Dr. Culbreth for  “Preparing Girls of Color for Brilliant Futures.” Topics include: The unique needs and challenges of girls of color, negative stereotypes, support, mentoring, education, learning, knowledge, skills and abilities, student success, studying, summer activities, college/career preparation, personal time, racial bias in school discipline, families, reality, marginalization, communities, support and higher ground.

     Link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2018/05/17/preparing-girls-of-color-for-brilliant-futures

      

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 Embracing Our Differences: Girls of Color and Physical Differences 

National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

Visibility is a program of Complexity Talk Radio,Inc.

         Because your voices are important and must be heard!

 

Date:                          Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time:                          8:00 PM EST

Show Title:               Embracing Our Differences: Girls of Color and Physical Differences 

Listener Line:            323-642-1562  (listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description:

 It is paramount that girls, pre-teens and teens of color with physical differences and disabilities are embraced psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially with a focus on their well-being and growth.  

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest,Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman, author ofBren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks and The Girl With Many Facesfor a discussion on how physical differences and disabilities affect children psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. Topics include how being treated differently by other children can affect self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and…

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Call for Submissions (Anthology) Girls and Women of Color

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. is holding open submissions for personal stories, poems, essays and other short stories to be featured in an upcoming anthology, Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. Editors, Dr. Julie Jung and Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., with all proceeds from the anthology going to the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. It is through these submissions that we hope to bring awareness, courage, empowerment, and greater solidarity for girls and women of color.

Submission Guidelines

  • No work may be more than 2500 words. Word Count: Essays and short stories, 500-2500 words and poems should not be more than 50 lines. Please watch your word count.  Submissions over the word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be written in English, include a cover letter containing word count and writing credits.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works.
  • Works must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced.

Author Bios

Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed five single spaced lines and may include links to personal websites.

Submission Timeline

May 15, 2017 through September 30, 2017 (midnight) with a targeted publication date of January 2018.

Submissions

Submit documents to: Anthology@ngwcc.org

On behalf of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., thank you for your support and submissions.

Merger of I Am Beautiful Global and National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

I Am Beautiful Global has merged with the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. as the division for girls, teens, and young women of color. We are excited about this merger and look forward to reaching majestic heights.

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

Websites:

I Am Beautiful Global

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