The Power of Women Empowerment | Cazoshay Marie

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting Cazoshay Marie, in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

My name is Cazoshay Marie.

I’m an Alaska-grown mom, artist, minister and wellness professional based in Arizona.

I teach yoga and meditation classes, I’m a raw vegan chef, wellness blogger+coach and I make all natural bath and beauty products with real crystals in them.

You can find me on the ‘gram and Twitter @cazoshay_marie

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Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DIDwithCazoshay/

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

Women empowerment to me means living the life you want to live and are meant to live, regardless to other people’s opinions.

Making positive changes in your community and living out your purpose unashamedly.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

What I love about women empowerment is that there is so much in our society that beats women down- physically, mentally and emotionally.

Women’s empowerment is rising above all of that.

Women’s empowerment makes the world a better place because when women are empowered, we are able to be who we are meant to be and share that fabulous with the world.

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

Love and support.

It’s all about community over competition, and I vow to love, support and encourage other women in order to empower them to also live their best lives.

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

To be honest, it’s a daily struggle.

I’m recovering from being struck by a car at 48 mph last year, so I always feel like I could be doing more because I’m not where I was before the accident happened.

I have a renewed commitment to self-care and knowing when to stop and take a break (and encourage other women to do the same.)

Being empowered doesn’t mean that we have to be Superwoman all the time, it’s okay to recognize when we need to step back and rest, delegate or ask for help.

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

1. Our strength

2. Our resiliency

3. Our unique ability to support and create

4. Our inherent beauty

Social media handles:

Twitter & Instagram: @cazoshay_marie

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Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DIDwithCazoshay/

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The Power of Women Empowerment | Ebony

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting Ebony Glass, in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

My name is Ebony Glass. I’m a wife, I’m a mom, and a cinephile.

Although I hold a BA in Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising from Ursuline College, I am a woman of many hats. I am a blogger, a YouTuber, a t-shirt designer, an online ESL teacher, I study acting, and I home-school my seven-year-old son.

Most of my work currently goes into my blog.

I love to write about affordable fashion finds for curvy minimalists, mental health and other health issues that have been a part of my life.

It’s my way of letting other young women know that I know what it’s like to go through things not often talked about.

Especially among women of color.

You can find me at
Blog: http://www.CoilySue86.com

Twitter: @EbonyGlassNoir and @EbonyGlassCo1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CoilySue86

Instagram: @CoilySue86 and @EbonyGlassCo

YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/c/CoilySue86

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

It means to first, recognize my womanhood and what it means for me to embrace my femininity and what God has created me to be. My femininity isn’t a sign a weakness. My femininity is strong enough to change the world and to be a positive symbol for everyone that I meet, work with, or raise and nurture.

God made me a woman, a black woman. In which, I am very honored that the highest power in the universe has made me a black woman and that means that I can do great things because of a great God.

Secondly, it means that once I have learned about myself that I can then help other women learn about themselves, help them learn about the power that made them, and learn about the power that is within them.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

I love to see a sisterhood among other women.

It shows that we do better together and that it doesn’t help to mistreat others.

Working together and being supportive in anyway helps us to bond together and become stronger so that when trouble comes in our personal lives or as a community, we can be more resilient.

Therefore, we can recover faster.

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

I hope to be that woman that has at least one testimony for everyone woman and I hope that each testimony can point others to Christ.

I hope to show that it’s okay to be themselves and it’s okay have what they have right now and use it to take care of what they have right in front of them.

I hope to help others understand that their current circumstances could be the steps that lead them to their answered prayers.

What we go through is muscle-building and makes us that glowing beacon of hope for someone else to know to keep living.

I hope to show this through my writing, my designing, acting, and my other forms of creative talents God had blessed me with.

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

Recently, I’ve made room in my time and my finances to receive therapy again. T

his time, I made sure to seek out a counselor who acknowledges and practices different types of methods of therapies.

I knew it was time to get someone who will challenge me to get out of this feeling of “being stuck”.

I’ve been recommending to many women to get therapy and that it’s possible to find an affordable one via a site called Open Path Collective.

I also often find myself offering advice to other women about the necessity of finding the right fit for clothes, marital advice, biblical advice, motherhood advice, etc.

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

I value…

My body.

My motherhood.

My wifehood.

Social media handles:

Blog: http://www.CoilySue86.com

Twitter: @EbonyGlassNoir and @EbonyGlassCo1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CoilySue86

Instagram: @CoilySue86 and @EbonyGlassCo

YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/c/CoilySue86

The Power of Women Empowerment | Yvonne

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting Yvonne Coleman, in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

My Name is Yvonne Coleman and I am a Mental Health Blogger that focuses on various topics such as self-love and authenticity.

I grew up in Milwaukee, WI with my mother and younger brother.

Seven days after my 17th birthday, my mother passed away suddenly from a traveling blood clot to the lungs.

After I finished high school, I started college a week later and have been in school ever since.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gendered Studies with a Double support in Psychology and Religious Studies.

I currently am enrolled at UWM-Milwaukee’s Community Engagement and Education Graduate Program.

My aspirations with my education are to develop a community that educates young women and girls on the importance of always remaining authentic and living their best lives with and through self-love.

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

Effective leaders also make sure to encompass thoughts from an ecological perspective. As defined by the APA Dictionary of Psychology, the ecological perspective is the “concept of community psychology in which a community (or any other social entity) is viewed in terms of the interrelations among people, roles, organizations, local events, resources and problems. It accounts for complex reciprocal interactions of individuals and their environment. The premise of the ecological perspective is that intervention should contribute to the development of the entire community.” Many theorists believe that to be an effective leader, one also should have a good understanding of Community Psychology. Community Psychology as defined by the APA Dictionary, is “the sub-discipline of psychology that is concerned with understanding people in their context of their communities, their prevention of problems in living, the celebration of human diversity and the pursuit of social justice through social action.

Recognized for his effective and authentic leadership skills, Saul Alinsky was known for his work as an author and founder of modern community organizing, he was an inspiration to several leaders. Hand in hand with his education, his research, and his motivation to make changed in his community, Saul Alinsky spent time understanding communities and their needs. As a firm believer in indigenous leadership and aestheticism, Saul also believed that “The only way you can reach people is through their own representatives or their own leaders.” Native or Indigenous Leadership defined by Alinsky is the “fundamental importance in the attempt to build a People’s Organization, for without the support and co-operative efforts of native leaders any such venture is doomed to failure in the very beginning. These indigenous leaders are in a very true sense the real representatives of the people of the community. They have earned their position of leadership among their people and are accepted as leaders.” (Alinsky, pg. 87).

In the society that we live in today, there are community organized movements that take place every day. We see movements that are publicized locally, nationally, and globally in efforts to end a specific cause or promote awareness of a situation. We also hear of movements that are done privately. Of those movements, I automatically think of the feminist waves in our history.  As most know, feminist psychology according to the APA Dictionary of Psychology is “an approach to psychological issues that empathizes the role of the female perspective in thought, action, and emotion in the life of individual and in society. It is seen by its proponents as an attempt to counterbalance traditional male-oriented and male-dominated psychology, as well as a model for similar approaches for other less represented groups.”

Feminism is a topic that is usually spoken of in political terms but is something that has started out to be public and researchers have found as the years have gone by, that this topic is still publicized but is also primarily only seen online. The first two movements were centered around women’s suffrage and the right to vote. Individuals like Sojourner Truth, who was a black feminist at the time focused on how she should be recognized as a woman no matter what her race was. In addition, the wave also encouraged women to fight for their social and economic justice. The most recent waves of the feminist movement embody gender equality and empower women to define their own beauty instead of being sexual objectives and body positivity.

As someone who is an advocate for young women and girls in the mental health field, I believe that I am a native leader. Many times, women can take on so many roles and responsibilities, we forget to remind ourselves that we can only handle so much or do so many things at a time. With that baggage we can get stressed, have anxiety, or even be diagnosed with depression, most of the time symptoms we ignore until it’s too late. Per Mental Health America, not only can depression be contributed by physical and neurological changes but also contributed by stress from work, family responsibilities, the roles and expectations of women and increased rates of sexual abuse and poverty.  In addition, approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year. As someone who has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, I have vogued to be an advocate for young women and girls online by creating an online community that is used to educate them and encourage them to be their best authentic selves.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

When it comes women empowerment, I believe that it is only the beginning.

For so many years women have lived in a form of silence and now women are slowly taking over the work force and are becoming so influential.

One thing I learned is that women who empower other women are the ones who are most successful.

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

I am young, and I have been through so much starting as a young girl, and with that said, I know that I am not the only one who has suffered a lot of distraught and uncomfortable events in my life or have unresolved feelings of something or someone.

When we bottle up all those emotions, we are really doing damage to ourselves. One thing that I vow to bring to women empowerment and to myself is the reminder that we have purpose.

From the start of our first heartbeat, I remind myself and others that at that point, our passion and our purpose was in the process of developing and we must remind ourselves that sometimes we do have to go through challenging events to find out what that it.

For some its losing someone close to them, for others its losing a job or their education.

Those same individuals who have lost everything, are the same individuals who are so much stronger than they believe they are.

It’s that will power that will inspire and influence the next women who is experiencing the same thing or something similar that they did.

As women we are natural nurturers. We can uplift and that is true female empowerment; to be able to help a woman who is in need and to give that boost when they don’t have it, and to remind them that they are beautiful when no one else tells them, to remind them they have purpose.

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

I am showing up for women the best way I know how and that is by remaining authentic with myself.

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

I am Strong, Loyal, and I have Purpose.

Social media handles:

Website: Iamvoni.com

IG: Iloveme.lotus

The Power of Women Empowerment | AAliyah

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting AAliyah Choi, in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

My name is AAliyah Choi, I am 23 years old.

I am a mother of one and I am married.

I was diagnosed with PCOS ( polycystic ovarian syndrome) at the age of 21.

Unfortunately the lack of care and knowledge lead to some serious complications, which almost cost me my life.

Instead of giving up, I took it upon myself to educate myself and become an advocate. Now I blog to educate my community on this disorder.

My social media handles

Facebook: My journey living with PCOS

Instagram: @ tealwarrior_pcosaa95

My website: http://www.thatcystergirl.com

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

Women empowerment to me is more than just building each other up. I

t’s about bringing unity within our womanhood.

We were once divided at one point, Now we our building a nation full of queen’s.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

The fact that we help each other see the true beauty in ourselves.

We lift each other up.

We are a family, no matter the race, the age or religious background.

We all have a gift to share with the world.

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

I would say my motivation.

I’m that type person who wants to see everyone eat.

A queen never let’s her fellow Queen’s starve. We can all win, with the right amount of motivation and support.

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

The first way I showed up for myself was starting my blog, my blog help me step out my comfort zone and use my voice, which lead me to helping other women speak up for themselves in medical world.

If I can save one person from going through the things I did medically.

I can definitely say I use my voice to the fullest.

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

Our drive- I feel that once I set my mind on something, I will go through war to get it.

The love – The love we have as women is pure, nothing compares to a woman’s love.

Confidence- If we don’t have confidence in ourselves, we don’t truly unlock our full potential we have to offer. So slay Queen’s.

Social media handles:

Facebook: My journey living with PCOS

Instagram: @ tealwarrior_pcosaa95

My website: http://www.thatcystergirl.com

The Power of Women Empowerment | Akiriah

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting Akiriah in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

Hi, My name is Akiriah Williams.

I am a recent graduate from Mississippi State University.

I have my Bachelor of Science.

I am a writer and blogger.

You can find me on the following social sites:

Twitter/IG/: @kiriahkache

Facebook: Kiriah Kache

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

Women empowerment means using your voice for uplifting and complimenting other
women.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

I love that after you empower another women she’s smiling, and goes out an empower
another woman.

I love that it spreads positivity.

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

I am willing to bring my story, and my experience to women experience.

My future books that I am going to write will further explain my story and experience.

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

I am showing up for myself by participating in self-care, and the uplifting of other
women.

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

I value the fact that I have the power of woman intuition knowing that what I am feeling
about something is usually right.

I value that I can give birth.

I value the fact that I am a woman, and I am able to do things men cannot

Social media handles:

Twitter/IG/: @kiriahkache

Facebook: Kiriah Kache

The Power of Women Empowerment | Danielle

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting Danielle in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

My name is Danielle Sanders.

I’m a 43 year old single mom of three.

In addition to working full time, I am a writer, spoken word recording artist and blogger.

I have 2 websites; www.thesumofmanythings.com,  which is a lifestyle, wellness.

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Personal Development blog for black women and www.blkwidowsweb.com , which is a music blog documenting “house” and dance music.

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

Women’s empowerment means sisterhood.

It’s a community where women uplift, encourage, correct and support.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

When women link up in positive spaces with intent and purpose, that’s a powerful thing. We can change our circles, our homes, our communities.

Women’s empowerment is POWERFUL because it creates a ripple effect in our lives and the lives of others

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

I’m willing to bring authenticity and a willingness to trust.

I say authenticity because it’s imperative that we get real with one another when seeking to link up and support one another.

I have to be able to show you who I am (good, bad and otherwise) and vice versa.

I have to show my fellow sister that I trust her and that she can trust me as well.

We don’t have to be perfect to empower.

We just have to be willing.

Too many of us, look at one another with mistrust without truly knowing one another.

Women’s empowerment requires us to live by the mantra, “I am my sister’s keeper”.

I don’t believe we can be effective if we don’t first listen to one another.

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

My website, The Sum of Many Things, embodies women’s empowerment.

I’ve been able to create a community of women who support, encourage, correct and uplift.

I have a facebook group which is an extension of my website, called “Safe Spaces of Sisterhood”.

My website and Facebook community seeks to provide women with a “safe space” where we can take care of ourselves first.

A place where we can be “poured into” instead of always pouring into everyone else.

I believe that the 1st step to empowering women starts with taking better care of ourselves mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

My heart and my ability to love even after heartbreak

My intuition which guides me and assists me in my decision making

My strength and capacity to bounce back from adversity with grace

Social media handles:

www.thesumofmanythings.com

www.blkwidowsweb.com

The Power of Women Empowerment | Madisen

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Hello beautiful people,

Today I will be highlighting Madisen in this weeks “The power of Women Empowerment”.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?

My name is Madisen and I’m a blogger living in Charlotte, North Carolina.

I started my blog Melanin Skin and Curls around 4 months ago to document my journey to natural hair, natural skincare, and self-love.

On my blog you can find tips for natural hair and skin, product reviews, and personal posts about me.

I started to write about things I go through outside of social media such as depression, anxiety, and my chronic illness.

I find a lot of people can relate when I blog about these difficulties.

 

You can find me on these social media platforms:

 

Instagram: @naturally_madisen


Facebook: @melaninskinandcurls1


Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/naturally_madisen

 

 

2. What does women empowerment mean to you?

To me, it means to support other women instead of being in competition with them.

 

One of my favorite quotes is: “Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back” and it’s nothing but the truth.

 

In this world, we see too many women constantly tearing each other down.

 

They want to make the next one look bad to make themselves feel more superior.

 

We need to remember there is enough room for all of us to prosper.

 

We don’t need to see other women as a threat, we need to instead give them a helping hand and support their dreams.

When you support others and give out positive energy, it will come back to you.

3. What do you love about women empowerment?

I love seeing all women have the opportunity to reach their goals and have a support system behind them.

 

Being around positive women with good vibes is exciting.

 

It keeps me motivated to continue reaching for my dreams no matter what obstacles I come across.

 

There’s no greater feeling than a tribe of women supporting what you want in life while at the same time growing their own brand.

 

I love seeing women come together and show nothing but love and compassion.

 

4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?

I’m willing to bring more awareness to all women who want to be successful in life.

I want to show more appreciation for others and how much they have grown.

As long as I continue to do those things, it will help to empower women and show others we are just as strong and can do anything we put our mind to.

 

5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?

Many times we are our biggest critics, we need to fight the impulse to think negative about ourselves.

Having the mindset that “today is going to be a good day” everyday will help us to enjoy every moment and focus on our blessings.

 

I’m also showing up for myself by stepping outside of my comfort zone more often.

 

When we do something we’re afraid of, it helps us to grow and proves we CAN do it.

 

I encourage other women to do something they always wanted to do such as starting a blog or anything they feel is intimidating.

 

I support them and show them it’s possible!

 

6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?

One thing I value about being a woman is the ability to become a mother in the future.

 

Carrying a life for 9 months and then bringing them into a world is something I look at as an amazing experience.

 

Growing a life inside of you is beautiful. Only a woman can do that!

 

I value the strength that I have as a woman.

 

We usually have a lot of burdens to deal with:

 

That time of the month, trying to prove our self-worth to society, working to build a profession, and showing others we aren’t weak.

 

We can stay strong and continue to get things done.

 

We can help each other to keep going during those difficult times.

 

I value the bond I can have with other women. As women, we have a huge capacity to love and care for other people.

 

I’m able to create friendships with others’ who share the same experiences or emotions as I do.

 

There’s something special when you have a group of women who understand you, love you, and support you.

Social media handles:

Instagram: @naturally_madisen


Facebook: @melaninskinandcurls1


Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/naturally_madisen