Archive for the 'Dignity and self-worth' Category

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Episode 2 of the Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series

“The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibiity, voices, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

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Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman, author of Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks and The Girl With Many Faces for a discussion on how physical differences and disabilities affect children psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. Topics include how being treated differently by other children can affect self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride; love and nurturing, teachers, family, community members, medical care, adversity, race and color, paper dolls, creating your world, bookmarks, faith, prayer,  making friends, and inner beauty, among other topics. The discussion will also focus on Ms. Scott-Coleman’s best-selling books The Girl With Many Faces, a children’s book about a little girl with physical differences and Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks. Learn how Bren-Dee survived “school days that were hell and hospitals that became heaven.”

 

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Join Dr. Culbreth for "Be the Change Needed: Using Your Unique Calling to Trailblaze as a Torchbearer. Topics include unique callings, girls and women of color, societal ills, being empowered, the change needed, things that matter, opportunity, advocating, broader concerns of humanity, unfinished business, dreaming in color, silence, voices, visibility, a helping hand, passion, purpose, haters, naysayers and living your dream.

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Unity Among Us, For Us and By Us, the final episode of the mini-series “We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium.”

Topics include a summary of We Are Our Sisters' Keepers, unity moving forward advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering each other, power in numbers, support systems, resources, and collaborations, etc. 

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Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Nicole Fenner, author and founder of Sistergirl Collection and Ms. Victoria Goodlow and Ms.Chanesia Johnson, co-founders of The R.O.S.E. Foundation discuss being “Young, Gifted and Black in the Millennium" with a focus on Black girls (Episode 4 of We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers) 

Description

This episode focuses on girls, pre-teens and teens and the love, support, nurturing, and guidance needed as they grow into young women. Topics include self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-pride, and self-respect (Foundation of I Am Beautiful Global) and the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s Pillars of Character for Girls, Pre-Teens, and Teens. Additional topics include quality education, nutrition, health, race, color, disparate treatment of black girls, racism, colorism, defying negative stereotypes, bullying, peer pressure, family, friends, dating, community service and the role the Village plays in their psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth.

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Program:  Visibility

Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Dr. Jeanette Walley-Jean and Dr. Christina Grange discuss "Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically and Unapologetically."  Episode 3 of "We Are Our Sisters' Keepers" Black History Month mini series on Visibility.

Episode Description

Black is Beautiful focuses on Black women being their authentic selves unapologetically. The manner in which we choose to express our Blackness individually is a personal choice and one that should not be open to ridicule, criticism, shaming or gossip. Topics will include one size does not fit all, the authentic you, leave my hair alone, identity, career choices, lifestyles, hobbies, social circles, black pride, interests, interracial dating, etc. Additional topics include learning to authentically define yourself for yourself in your pursuit of happiness and embracing the uniqueness and diversity of Black women.  The discussion will also focus on black girls.

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Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Dr. Julie Jung and guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo, Dr. Michele Meservie-Montecalvo, Mrs. Loretta Moore, Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. M. Yvonne Taylor discuss the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and molestation, etc. experienced by girls and women of color. Topics also include victims’ visibility, voices and silence. 

 

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Join Dr. Culbreth for "When You Need Somebody to Lean On." 

Description: Life happens to all of us and along with life comes the curve balls that can shake the inner fabric of your being to such a degree, that you find yourself needing somebody to lean on. Know that it is okay to lean on somebody when you need help.

Topics: 

  • Inspiration                                                      
  • Superiority vs. inferiority
  • Adversity and setbacks
  • Racism                                                           
  • Respect
  • Leaning                                                          
  • A helping hand                                                      
  • Dignity

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Journeys in the pursuit of happiness are often met with adversity, setbacks, haters and naysayers, the good, bad and ugly moments as well as moments of complete joy.

Join Dr. Culbreth as she discusses the value of defining yourself for yourself, the power within, and the importance of loving yourself unapologetically as you travel on your journey in the pursuit of happiness.

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