Today We Celebrate and Honor The Life of My #NowAngel – My Mother, Coretha Braxton…Who Transitioned On from Here, Six Years Ago This Day, April 10th 2013.
She Lost Her Physical Life Fighting an Agressive Form of #UterineCancer
#LoveYourVaJayJay and Breast Day #BlackWomenStandUp #BWSU ‘s #GynecolgicalCancer #GYNcancer & #BreastCancer Awareness Initiative was Birthed, and is in Memory of My Mom and the Many Other Black Women, and Women of Color Who Have Lost Their Lives to Any one of the Five Types of #GynecologicalCancers and or #BreastCancer
We Stand for All Women! We Also Celebrate Those Beautiful Queens Who Have Stood Up and Won Their Fight With #Cancer and Are Here to Tell Their Story!
Check Out Our Cancer Memorial and Survivor Walls on Our Blog & Honor A Women in Your Life…You can find all of the details to submit here. https://blackwomenstandup.com/cancer-memorial-wall/
With Love and Honor
Tiffany Braxton – Loving Daughter
Check out this Instagram Post starring the Iconic – Shelia E, along with the Great – Angela Bassett, and Everyone’s Favorite “Tell It Like It Is – Queen – Tasha Smith!
Love, Love Love❤ #WomensMonth #BWSU
Today our #BlackWomenStandUp #BWSU “Goddess Spotlight” is Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Ms. Stormy Wellington. BlackWomenStandUp.com is spotlighting this Visionary who declared today 5/11/18 as #GirlSuperHero Day inspiring women globally to support another woman owned business, or another woman in general who you admire and believe is an Everyday #GirlSuperHero. So today we Honor and Celebrate #StormyWellington.
We are asking for all Queens to spread the word, please share and most importantly tag a #GirlSuperHero in the Comments Section below, and let’s start an avalanche of love, support and celebration of women everywhere!
Photos of Stormy Wellington Courtesy of Google Images.
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.
Don’t forget to #CheckUpOnIt
#YourHealthMatters #CheckUpOnIt #LoveYourVaJayJayDay #CancerAwarenessInitiative
Peace and Love.
Hey fam! Hope your weekend greets you with peace, love and joy whether you are participating in the American tradition of Thanksgiving or not.
Earlier today my daily gratitude ritual led my mind to the positive people who’ve crossed my path but don’t kept in touch. I also reflected on those who hurt to let go but felt better to release. Next, I thought of the strong few enduring life with me during the last decade. Those who stand up for me on the daily, monthly and yearly. Feeling my pain, bleeding my blood, helping heal wounds others inflicted. They stand with me on the frontlines and behind my Veil.
All this thought led me to action. Where did I go? I went online passed all the Black Friday shopping deals and straight to social media. Suddenly I found myself scrolling through my dm log on a social media account I went dark. Soon I sent short lighthearted messages and made video calls to a select few I’m ready to reconnect with. Then I noticed date stamps of old messages from others I let go for one gut wrenching reason or another. No season. No reason. No lifetime. No worries but No turning back. I continued to scroll.
And keep scrolling.
And continuing to scroll.
Damn, I’m still scrolling.
Why am I scrolling as if I was hunting for something in these dates of YEARS passed?
Then BOOM! There it was and the chat head with his face.
Ew. I mean he’s still fine but, nah. Why am I even seeing this conversation!?? Didn’t he blocked me. Dare I read what I wrote when I blacked out on his ass?
Now, who is he? A fine, financially secure but bitter ex boyfriend in need of closure with something to get off his chest. He reached out a few years ago which was a few years after things ended. With a few long yet pleaseant conversations mixed with consistently instant messages he undoubtedly warmed me up and broke the ice. All leading up to THIS… Why this analog girl in a digital world got blocked for the first time in her life and why I’m grateful.
*Social media notification pops up.
Him: That so interesting. To see how spiritual you pretend to be and knowing how dishonest and slick you really are. I will continue to pray for you.
Me: I don’t know who’s definition of “spiritual” you use or what god you serve but I know who I AM. You start your morning trying to condemn me w/ lies and illusions… You need to pray for YOURSELF instead of me.Regardless of your opinion I am fearfully & wonderfully made. That’s why I don’t have to pretend. “Slick” & “dishonest” …you’re so ignorant you don’t even realize you’re describing YOUR own reflection. Again, I have better things to do than what’s in your limited imagination of me. You are so out of line. Now would be a good time to actually open your bible. I pray you Mature in Christ.
October has come to an end, but work towards finding a cure and bringing awareness is ongoing. We celebrate ALL Women who have won the fight against #BreastCancer and we lift up women like Jeanetta M. Johnson who are Standing Up with a message of hope and inspiration to help other women understand they too can win if diagnosed.
Jeanetta teamed up with Mayvenn Hair and BrightPink.org during #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 2017 to enlighten women on the symptoms of breast and ovarian cancers, and on the importance of educating themselves so one will know what to look out for.
Remember, BlackWomenStandUp’s – #BWSU #BreastCancerAwareness Hashtag #CheckUpOnIt for the purpose of remaining cancer free and early detection.
Thank you to Jeanetta M. Johnson.
Remember if you would like to Celebrate a Survivor in Your Life on our Survivors’ Wall or Honor a Love one who has passed on from breast cancer on our Memorial Wall for Black Women and Women of Color, feel free to reach out through our Contact Us Page or email Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com.
Peace and Love.
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BlackWomenStandUp.com is standing with and in support of the work by ERA 2020, a Campaign with a mission to End Rape Altogether, hence the name #ERA2020. This evening in Harlem at 7PM, a meeting is being held at The Dream Center Harlem located at 205 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10026, to start the discussion and work towards combating campus rape.
If you are in the Tri-State area, and this Cause is important to you, for whatever reason, come out and Stand with us. Be a part of the discussion and be proactive about working towards a solution. If you cannot make the meeting tonight and would like to learn more or help with this Campaign, please visit #ERA2020.
T. Braxton – #BWSU
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