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).
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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.
Through its Cancer Memorial and Survivor Walls, Black Women Stand Up honors the lives of black women and women of color who have transitioned on from breast cancer, and celebrates those who are standing strong as survivors. The walls allow loved ones to submit a photo with a message in honor of their family member or friend and helps to bring awareness to this disease which continues to affect black women at disproportionate rates.
We will continue our efforts as we stand for a world free from cancer! Please take some time to visit our Walls to see the faces of the beautiful Queens who are being celebrated and honored.
We are currently planning our 2016 Gynecological and Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative Event and Online Campaign “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay-Day.” We are in need of items for gift bags and/or monetary donations. Nothing like the power of collaboration, so join us in our efforts and lets make a difference! Visit our Donate Page today:) Thank you.