Meet Cathleen Meredith, Founder of Fat Girls Dance #FGD, Author and Black Women Stand Up’s #BWSU “Goddess Spotlight” Feature! It was a pleasure taking part in the #FGD two-day Weekend Finale Event that took place August 26th – 27th 2017.
#FGD is a Movement that has taken off, embraced by women of all shapes and sizes, changing the way women view their bodies. The ladies of #FGD challenged themselves to learn, perform and post a new dance on YouTube each week for a full year. Cathleen’s experiment caught the attention of Shonda Rhimes and the Dove brand, which led to an awesome opportunity for Cathleen and the squad…Check out the video below to find out more and see a recap of the #FGD Weekend Finale.
Thank you once again to Cathleen Meredith, the #FGD Squad, Workshop Presenters, Panelists, Vendors, Dance Groups and every woman and guest who did their part to make the Weekend Finale a success! And of course to #Dove and the #RealBeauty Campaign. Visit Fat Girls Dance to learn more about the #FGD Movement.
Spread the word! Find out how you can help. Do you have a product that you can donate for our gift bags, Information, etc. Email: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com #YourHealthMatters #CheckUpOnIt #BWSU #Stand4Health
Love and Thanks to “Black Military Women” another of our favorite Sistah Veterans on Twitter – @WomanistVeteran!
Check out the below images of #BlackWomenVeterans that we discovered on Google.
Cpl. Denise Houston, a Ridgeland, S.C., native, hangs on to a Zodiac boat as she, along with fellow Soldiers, try to get the watercraft turned back over Aug. 14 at Fort Leonard Wood’s Training Area 250 Lake. Troops from the Forward Support Company, 94th Engineer Battalion, part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were challenged with various tasks, including boat drills and swimming with waterproofed gear.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Audrey Griffith, a native of Castlerock, Colo., points out an area of interest during a force protection drill to Spc. Heidi Gerke along the perimeter of Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud, Afghanistan, March 18, 2013. Both women are members of the 92nd Engineer Battalion from Fort Stewart, Ga. (Photo by Australian Army WO2 Andrew Hetherington/Combined Team Uruzgan Public Affairs)
Black Women Stand Up (BWSU)’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton did a live online interview with Dr. Doris Higginbottom, affectionately known as #DrMom, BWSU’s first “Goddess Spotlight” Feature, below is the conclusion of the three part interview. Check out #DrMom as she delves into how she found love again, answers viewer’s questions and expands on how she took a chance on” HERSELF,” through education, hard work and a desire for more!
You can also view Ep. 1 – Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 via the links below.
Thank you again to Dr. Doris Higginbottom for sharing her empowering story with us. It is our desire to inspire and empower women to become their best self through the examples of our “Goddess Spotlight” Features.
Peace and Love,
Tiffany and Alexandra – BWSU Co-Founders
p.s. – If you know of a Black Woman or Woman of Color that you feel would make a great feature for our “Goddess Spotlight” Series, send an email to: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com
Black Women Stand Up.com’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton interviewed Dr. Doris Higginbottom (Dr. Mom) for the site’s first “Goddess Spotlight” feature, below is the second part of a three part video interview with Dr. Mom.
In this episode Dr. Mom delves into the start of her educational journey towards her PhD, as an older woman with nine children returning to school. She shares what kept her motivated and inspired to keep going. You can check out Pt. 2 of Ep. 1 below. Please comment and share because you never know whom you may inspire to become their best self after watching! Thank you.
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We must continue to #SayHerName #SandraBland along with the many other Black Women and Women of Color who have lost their lives at the hands of police! This is a touching video which highlights these women, and reminds us of the importance of keeping their names and stories alive.
Thank you to #ForHarriet for this video that we all should continue to circulate and bring attention to, Black Women, we need you to keep Standing Up. We are all in the struggle together.