We are super excited to introduce you to Our first #GoddessSpotlight for 2020! Today’s Post is a Tribute to Mrs. Mary Williams-Jonesfrom her loving daughter, Adrienne R. Williams.
We Stand With Adrienne as she Celebrates and Honors her Mom, a Black Queen who Stood Up to Breast Cancer and Won!
A Daughter’s Love
My mother aka my “She-Ro” is a true testament to what faith and determination can become when the two meet on mutual ground. Her small stature of only 5’1 has with-stood many of life’s physical perils including breast cancer, and stroke. Mary Williams-Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 35. In those days technology was still in development and surgeries were indeed risky. She discovered her own lump through self-massage and knew to see her physician immediately. She was married to a wonderful husband, had two young children and until this point life was grand. Surgery was quickly performed at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga without undergoing chemotherapy. Thanks to her unwavering faith and regular mammograms she remains cancer free after 3 decades – though she did have a radical mastectomy!
She suffered a stroke years later and survived that as well, maybe it was considered that her only living child could not bear the separation so her life was spared yet again. It brings me great joy to witness the zest for life she still maintains after the loss of an only son, two deceased husbands and an only daughter that resides in another state…She praises GOD regularly, showers me with love daily, and smiles frequently. It is the greatest honor to be her daughter.
I hope this serves to inspire someone reading that no matter how tough the times may seem – there’s light at the end of the tunnel…. Speaking of light, I send love and light to you all!
Remember, no matter what you may be going through keep fighting, praying, believing and surviving…
Adrienne R. Williams Actor/Writer (M.S.O.L) Instagram: Adrienneofficial Facebook: Adrienne R. Williams
The #BWSU Family thanks Adrienne for Honoring her Mom with and through BlackWomenStandUp.com. And we remind all women to always #CheckUpOnIt to remain cancer free or for early detection. We Love You!
If you want to honor a love one in your life send an email to: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com with “Tribute” in the Subject Line.
This Month’s #GoddessSpotlight Feature is a 911 First Responder and Veterans Advocate…Meet Meta Mereday and hear all about the work she is doing for the Veteran Population in Nassau and Suffolk Counties here in New York and beyond.
Black Women Stand Up is extremely excited to feature Meta this month as she is doing so much to help and to bring attention to the many needs and plight of our Nation’s Veterans. Video Below:
#BWSU is shining the light on this Goddess, We Stand With and For #DeeBarnes and look forward to her #BounceBack!
Watching her interview this morning on the Wendy Williams Show brought tears to my eyes as she recounted the story of being physically attacked by Hip-Hop Artist Dr. Dre. years ago. We commend you for Standing Up for yourself and finding the courage to press charges in order to get some sort of justice for your ordeal. “Peace and love to you on your journey.” #BWSU
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!
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.
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.
p.s. – Don’t forget to like and please share with another woman or 12:)
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!
This past Monday, April 10, 2017 BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Online Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative, “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay and Breast Day” was a success. The Founders took to social media to spread their message using hashtags #CheckUpOnIt, #LoveYourVaJayJay and #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreast to encourage women to be proactive with regards to their health in order to remain cancer free or for early detection and treatment.
Ways to #CheckUpOnIt :
Schedule that GYN appointment
Perform a self-breast exam
Talk with your family about your medical history as it relates to cancer
Get informed about statistics, tips, prevention an early detection strategies
It was great to see supporters sharing messages, celebrating being Survivors as well as celebrating Survivors in their lives.
“Celebrating my Sister, Karen Braxton a breast cancer Survivor!” ~ T. Braxton
“I am Standing Up to Bring Awareness to GYN/Breast Cancers, Please #CheckUpOnIt to Remain Cancer Free or for Early Detention and Life Saving Treatment. #BWSU ” ~ Ms. Denise Grundy
💋💜💜Lost my (Mommy) 4/12/13 to breast cancer…”I’m a survivor.. #stayingontop“ ~ Jeanetta Johnson – New York Pictured left with her Mother R.I.P. and alone with her Survivor tiara:)
For the remainder of April since it is National Minority Health Month BlackWomenStandUp.com will continue to spread information with regards to cancer, accept pictures and messages of love to celebrate Survivors, and or honor the lost of a loved one to any of the gynecological and or breast cancers for our Survivors and Memorial Walls.
If you would like to submit please email: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com