BlackWomenStandUp.com launched #LoveYourVaJayJayDay on April 10th, 2014 a year after Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton lost her mother to an aggressive form of #UterineCancer. Since then, it has been a mission for the ladies to bring awareness to the five types of #GYNCancers with Uterine Cancer being one of them. Love-Your-Va-Jay-Jay Day is #BWSU’s Cancer Awareness Initiative and on this day the Hashtag #CheckUpOnIt is used throughout Social Media to remind women to stay on top of their health and #CheckUpOnIt to remain cancer free or for early detection.
We invite you to spread the word, and if you are a woman of color who is a survivor of any of the five types of GYN cancers and or #BreastCancer we want to celebrate you on our #SurvivorsWall, or maybe you want to honor a loved on who is a survivor. We also have our #MemorialWall to honor and celebrate the lives of women of color who have passed on from one of the types of gyn or breast cancers.
Last week BlackWomenStandUp.com #BWSU featured Fat Girls Dance #FGD Founder, Cathleen Meredith for the blog’s “Goddess Spotlight” Series. Below, #BWSU Co-Founder, T. Braxton shares her #RealBeauty Story from the #Dove Self-esteem Project – Workshop Room from the #FGD Weekend Finale.
Check out the video below. Comment with your #RealBeauty Story and please share!
“Don’t Be Afraid to Love Yourself in Totality!” ~ T. Braxton #BWSU
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.
Meet Mrs. Loretha Blue, a breast cancer survivor, wife, mother and BlackWomenStandUp.com’s 2017 #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreast Honoree. Mrs. Blue is a resident of the Bronx, NY., retired, active in her church and totally focused on being the best wife she can be to her husband of 35 years. We will be featuring the couple in our “Love Lounge” where we celebrate love. Check back in June 2017 for that feature.
Thank you Mrs. Blue for being a fighter, an inspiration to many and for allowing us to tell your story, honor and celebrate YOU!
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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Happy Wednesday! Meet our first Black Women Stand Up (BWSU)’s Goddess Spotlight, Dr. Doris Bloom-Higginbottom whom we affectionately nicknamed Dr. Mom. Check out BWSU’s video interview with Dr. Mom which took place Saturday, January 9, 2016 live on http://Blab.im. Below is part one of our three-part interview.
Dr. Mom, mother of nine who was a teen mom, high-school dropout and widowed, defied all odds and let nothing stand in her way as she worked to create a better life for her and her family. In December of 2014 at 67 years of age, Doris Bloom-Higginbottom graduated with her PhD from PVAMU a Texas University.
Dr. Mom’s daughter, Kimberly Bloom, had this to say about her Mom “This woman is my living hero, my game changer, a conqueror, and a warrior who won’t give up on hers’!” Pictured below, Kim and Dr. Mom
Happy Friday Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) Community, please join me in saying Happy Birthday to Alexandra Lutchman, Co-Founder of BWSU!!! It is such an honor to celebrate the birthday of this amazing woman…Happy Birthday Alex, love you to pieces!
Wishing you many more, and a day full of smiles:)
Thank you for being a part of this journey as we Empower Women and Stand-Up for Love.
Happy Hump Day! It’s cold and snowy here in New York City, so it is my hope that someone is sitting in the beautiful sunshine reading this:)
I am excited because today is the official launch of our T-Shirt Fundraiser Initiative, and we need your support to make it a success. I ask that you join us in our efforts to raise funds to further our work as we are focusing on Uterine Cancer Awareness and other Health and Wellness projects this year. This is extremely important and personal to me, as I lost my mother to the disease in 2013 and this is my way of celebrating her life, keeping her name alive, all while raising awareness and empowering women to take control of their health and life!
We have some awesome things planned for 2014, and it starts here, click the link below to go directly to the Launch Page to purchase a T-Shirt, or make a donation.