On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 3:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Bethany Loper and Dr. Alexanderia Smith, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on embracing girls and women of color. This episode will focus on how women of color act, react and interact with other, embrace each other and move within and around each other personally, academically and professionally.  Topics include: jealously, being envious,  race and color, mixed race identity, unity, on loving our sisters, supporting each other through the good, bad and ugly moments, interracial and intraracial unity among women of color, the need to protect, the evil eye, glares, negativity, issues experienced by women of color in the workplace, and the reasons why we embrace girls and women of color, etc.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

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

Listen Live:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Guests:

Dr. Alexanderia Smith

Dr. Smith is the South Carolina State Counseling Coordinator for Webster University. She earned a Master of Education Degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia in 2001 and earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2007.  Dr. Smith is a nationally certified counselor, a licensed professional counselor, as well as a licensed addiction counselor.

Submission:  Black Girl Glare


 Ms. Bethany Loper

Is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and currently resides in New Castle, Delaware with her family. She is an award-winning poet and author and is currently working on her first novel and poetry book.

Submissions:

  • Makidada “Little Sister”
  • Healing Prayer
  • Unfillable Spaces

 

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 20, 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: On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2019/03/21/on-being-our-sisters-keeper

Jealousy Is A Wasted Emotion

160_F_74607474_Rqw1iwDXtl5pXYlBtGG6yhw82UjBcOTt    Jealously is one of the most wasted emotions that humans experience because it has no purpose. Instead of wasting energy being jealous or envious, spend time enhancing and improving yourself.  Jealous and envious women thrive in negative environments and radiate negative energy. Fabulously fifty women of color thrive in positive environments and radiate positive energy.

When you allow yourself to become consumed by jealousy, your psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being may become unbalanced leading you to act, react and interact negatively – and without warning, you suddenly find yourself stuck on a page in the book of your life, an abyss, or the murky waters of envy, spite, and anger.  

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You focus on embracing other women of color and being supportive. You clearly understand that you will meet women who may be more creative, smarter and prettier than you are, have better bodies, prettier hair, larger homes, better opportunities, class and style, or women who have embarked on awesome careers. Embrace them while embracing you, and never allow yourself to waste time or emotions dwelling on negativity.  Giving someone the evil eye glare, being a crab in the barrel, making nasty comments, or being mean-spirited, all limit your ability to live a fulfilling, happy and significant life. 

Lift each other by celebrating, embracing and empowering each other through words of encouragement, support, and unity. Cheer each other on and be the inspiration needed to conquer the negativity of jealousy.

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You are too busy living life fabulous to waste time, energy or thoughts that are not conducive to your overall well-being!

Reference

Culbreth, D. (2014). Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color.