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 

Order in time for the Holidays! Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color: A book that every girl, pre-teen and teen must own!

Christmas shopping – Order in time for the Holidays!

Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color: A book that every girl, pre-teen and teen must own!

Buy your copy of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color today!

Windsor Mill, MDLive Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is a new book written by the founders of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. (IAB). It is the first book to equip girls of color with the Foundation Elements of Beautiful (self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect); encouraging words in the form of positive affirmations, and a concept to live life beautiful. The book contains 250 positive affirmations and explanations written specifically for girls of color as a self-help/motivational guide to live life beautiful.

According to co-author, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, “The most important focus for girls of color is to believe, with every fiber of their being, that the color of their skin is not a determining factor of what they can or will achieve in life. The power to live life beautiful is within all girls of color. If they think it and believe it, they will achieve it!”

Dr. Culbreth also noted, “We live in a society where we often hear stories of how girls of color are negatively labeled, stereotyped, often ignored, and treated disparately both consciously and unconsciously. Such treatment can and does affect their psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being.

Live life Beautiful

Affirmation topics include colorism, hair, standards of beauty, cultural identity, cultural pride, diversity, ethnicity, education, friendship, making good choices, self-love, self-esteem, self-respect, self-pride, self-identity, bullying, and STEM among other topics. By thinking, believing, and applying positive thought processes, the lives of girls of color will be transformed and as their inner beauty begins to radiate on the outside, they will live life beautiful.

According to Dr. Julie Jung-Kim, co-author, “It is important to build a society where girls of color are valued. In today’s culture, everywhere that girls of color turn, they see inaccurate depictions of themselves in the media, are told how they do not fit the ideal beauty standard, and face different forms of discrimination.”

Ada Elizabeth Culbreth, co-author, noted how the book encourages girls of color to embrace, love themselves and to reach for the stars. She says, “Believing in themselves and their ability to reach higher ground in life is paramount for every girl of color throughout the world.” Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color encourages girls of color to learn, embrace, believe, think, practice, and apply positive thought processes to change self-perceptions, attitudes and behaviors.

The paperback edition of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available for purchase through Complexity Publishing, LLC. The e-book version is available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and Goodreads as well as other e-book websites.

About the IAB Team/ Authors:

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth is the Chief Executive Officer of IAB and believes in empowering girls and women of color to reach higher ground in life. She focuses on encouraging them to embrace being beautiful on the inside and outside, the importance of positive thought processes, embracing diversity, to live life beautiful by focusing on the foundation elements of beautiful, to dream in color as they reach for the stars, and to believe in themselves. She focuses on girls and women of color defying negative stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls of color. Dr. Culbreth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies, author of Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color, and founder and president of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.

Dr. Julie Jung-Kim currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and believes that IAB recognizes the negative impacts that girls are facing on a daily basis and believes it is vital to walk with them to redefine beauty for themselves – on their own terms. Through this type of mentorship, IAB hopes that girls of color will know how truly BEAUTIFUL they are. Dr. Jung-Kim is also Editor of the Journal of Colorism Studies and Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color.

Ada Elizabeth Culbreth is the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. She believes in empowering girls and women to reach higher ground by building a solid foundation for life-long learning.

The authors are available for motivational speaking engagements, interviews, media appearances, presentations, workshops, and/or book-signings. Contact Complexity Publishing, LLC at publicity@complexitypublishing.com.

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Mentoring and Support Group

Join Dr. Culbreth tonight at 8:00 pm EST on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio for the launch of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Mentoring and Support Group!

Listen to Preparing Youth of Color for S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Mentoring and Support Group is a private group for young people of color. We will provide guidance and mentoring for educational, psychological, emotional, physical, and social life events.

The group is on Facebook and is a private group Young people of color are welcomed to join the group to share, discuss and seek guidance and mentoring.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Mentoring and Support group has been created to help young people of color reach higher ground.

Group address:
successmentoring@groups.facebook.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/successmentoring/