April 27, 2017 marked Shatysha Tysh Billingsley’s one year anniversary of being Cancer Free! Tysh, from Birmingham, Alabama, is another Queen who found the courage and strength to Stand Up to cancer and win. We here at BlackWomenStandUp.com (BWSU) celebrate Tysh and other Black and Brown Women who are breast and or gyn cancer Survivors. These women serve as an inspiration to many who may be experiencing hearing those life-changing words from a doctor “you have cancer.” Seeing survivor stories of women like Tysh and many others from #BWSU’s “Survivors Wall” will empower many to fight, and believe that they too can WIN!
Thank you Shatysha for allowing us to share your story and celebrate you. Congratulations on your one year anniversary of being cancer free. Keep winning Queen, You Rock!
May the words below from Shatysha on her one year cancer free mark, inspire you as much as they did the BlackWomenStandUp.com Founders.
“Today I celebrate, praise God and jump for joy for being 1YR CANCER FREE!! I must first THANK cancer. Thank you cancer for teaching me lessons I never knew I needed to learn. Thank you for making me look at small moments as giant ones. Thank you for teaching me to live and love as big as I possibly can. Thank you for introducing me to many new amazing people and giving me a greater appreciation for the people I already had. Thankyou for teaching me that its OK to accept help (set my pride to the side) Thank you for making me face the fear of losing myself cause without It couldn’t find my new self. Thank you for teaching me to let go and disconnect myself from unnecessary stress. Thank you for helping me find my true potential through havoc. Thank you for showing me that gratitude should come out of every experience. Thank you for giving me a new perspective on life, and Thank you for teaching me that I am stronger than you!!! From the very moment of hearing those words “Ms. Billingsley you have cancer” my breath was shallow, I was scared and instantly felt pain that I had never felt before! Well my pity party didn’t last but a moment, I looked myself in the mirror, took a deep breath and asked God “now what?” (ask and expect an answer) At that moment I began declaring over my life John 11:4 msg “This sickness is not fatal, it will become an occasion to show Gods glory by glorifying Gods Son” so with that in my mind, mouth, heart and soul. Winning was not an option it was the only outcome!!”
Peace and Love,
If you know of a woman of color who you would like to honor/celebrate and would like to see on our “Survivors Wall,” feel free to drop us an email at Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com with relevant details and picture.
We’re expanding, and we’re looking for serious women and or men who want to get healthier from the inside out, help others do the same and make money. The great thing about a team is that Together Everyone Achieves More, and Team #Stand4Health wants you to be a part of the TEAM! We’re serious about #HealthAndWellness and our goal is to help individuals become healthier, lose weight naturally and be able to stay or get off of medications, which often lead to other health issues from prolonged use.
Do you really believe that your health matters? We need you to know that your health is important and it is up to you to take control of your health and that yes, your #YourHealthMatters. Here at BlackWomenStandUp.com we want to assist and support you in your health/wellness and fitness goals. If you or someone that you know is struggling with weight and are sick and tired of going at it alone, or feel as if you just cannot do it, we want to help you. We invite you to join us in our private FB Group where you can connect with other individuals who are committed to change and optimal health.
This group is for all levels from the beginner to the dedicated fitness fanatic, we can all find common ground and learn from and be of help to one another. We can suggest immediate-result driven products for the individual that is really struggling and needs a jump-start with their weight-loss, we got you covered. Check out our Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton on #Periscope discussing our new private Stand 4 Health FB Group, as well as our upcoming Program “How to Turn Your Health and Weightloss Goals Into a Side Hustle.”
Hearing that long-time Journalist Gwen Ifill passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 from a type of Uterine (endometrial) Cancer saddened many, especially BlackWomenStandUp.com’s (BWSU) Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton, who in 2013 lost her mother to the same type of cancer. That prompted an annual cancer awareness initiative “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay” Day (read more about that “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day” April 10th, 2016). Today we pay homage to Gwen Ifill, a woman who made such an impact on the world through her work, and we honor this Queen by adding her to our Cancer Memorial Wall, which honors Black Women and all Women of Color who have transitioned on from either one of the five types of gynecological cancers or breast cancer.
Who Was Gwen Ifill
PBS Anchor Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill, born – September 29, 1955 transitioned – November 14, 2016, was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to host a major political TV show with Washington Week in Review. She was born in New York City. (Read more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Ifill).
#BWSU #Cancer Awareness #CheckUpOnIt
Rest In Power (R.I.P.) Gwen Ifill, Thank you for being a Trailblazer, and being an example for all Black and Brown Women and Girls! #BWSU
BlackWomenStandUp.com Co-Founders, T. Braxton and A. Lutchman have been all over social media with their health and fitness tips for women on the go! With their fun and carefree delivery, these ladies give easy to implement tips for individuals who are looking to lead a more health centered life, the health conscious individual can also benefit from these tips. T. Braxton has been doing daily New York City #CentralParkMoments where she shares quick 15 second SnapChats with her word or message of the day surrounding health/wellness and or fitness. BWSU is on SnapChat and or Instagram username @BlackWomenStandUp. Or you can find Co-Founder A. Lutchman poolside or hanging out in the hot tub giving self-care and/or meditation tips to a live audience on Periscope username @BlkWomenStandUp.
These nature loving Queens can be found doing live Periscopes walking through trails, basking in the sunshine absorbing Vitamin D, all the while keeping their viewers engaged with a message of empowerment or ways to improve their overall health and well-being.
Check out a #CentralParkMoments with T. Braxton:
Connect with Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) across social media using hashtag #BWSU and don’t forget to like their FB page under Black Women Stand Up, along with following on Twitter and Periscope @BlkWomenStandUp, Instagram and SnapChat @BlackWomenStandUp.
Find out how you can join BWSU’s Health and Wellness Initiative to help women lead a life of total health while making money in the process, if you are in the New York Tri-State area visit http://bit.ly/stand4healthtlc. If in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia area (DMV) visit http://bit.ly/trans4ming.
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.
“How you BE in yourself determines how YOU show up in a room!” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
How will you show up in 2013?…Let Fitness Expert – MayaDaTraina – help you kick-start your 2013 Fitness Goals at her 2nd Annual Core Consciousness Fitness Jam 2013, taking place this Saturday, January 5th in New York City.
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