I believe in the power of relationships. I believe that your girlfriends are the family you are able to choose. While I am pretty generous with the time and energy I put into my relationships you do find at times others aren’t don’t always do the same. So choose wisely.
I also love a good get together and understand the power of putting black women in the room together to be open and honest without pretense. I decided to host a brunch at my apartment with a few ladies, some I know really well and a two I sat with for the first time. I choose a pretty diverse bunch, some single, some parents, some entrepreneurs, some in relationships others not so much, but we all had the same goal of wanting to implement regular self care practices into our life styles.
I created an invitation and it was the first of many Chat and Chews I decided that it would be great to share snippets of the brunch as conversation starters to share for setting off a movement of women prepared to be revolutionary thing and make their care a top priority.
You can see all of the clips here. Now go get your girls, a bottle and talk it out.
Thanks to all of the ladies who came thru and shared.
Zandra a new friend who works at The Bronx Teen Health Center where I consult who supports our Bronx Teens
Caroline my longtime homie who is the Director of Teen Services at the Bronx Teen Health Center fighting to keep our teens healthy and informed
Tanya, a new friend and founder of the Blk Project, food justice activist mom to 6 lovelies
My cousin and bestie Nicole, Mom of a college sophmore and Medical Assitant at NYU who is super incognito
Eilish, the homie, earring designer and public health advocate
Evelyn, The homie who was the doula of my second born. She founded Prom King, works as a doula, fitness instructor and then some