Free Workshop for Black Women Journeying with Cancer
A heartfelt weekend workshop for sisters journeying with cancer. Here is what participants are saying:
Thank you for such an extraordinary workshop!!! I would like to attend/support next virtual and live sessions in DC region. We have started a community. How can we keep this going?
Love, Angela W. T.
Thank you for presenting such a powerful, enlightening, and indescribably uplifting experience. The entire event has left me feeling grateful and knowing that within us all there is a strength beyond description. Writing the love letter ignited a passion for writing I thought I had casually put aside. But writing from the heart revealed to me that I have more to say, so much more about the state of affairs for women, especially women of color. Thank you. Namaste, Tracy W.
“I registered to be supportive but did not expect to receive so much from the workshop. You should be teaching this to everyone, not just people with cancer. Thank you.”
"Thank you for a wonderful workshop this weekend. I look forward to attending more in the future. Peace," Afua T.
I was empowered and inspired by all of the sharing. I feel good. I know it's time for a change. Ingrid
We were joined by joined by Erin "Bionic" Brown, Para triathlete from The Bahamas, who did not let an above the knee amputation, as a result of bone cancer (Osteosarcoma), stop her from pursuing her dreams. Erin is the first Black and differently abled woman to be named Godmother for Royal Caribbean International Odyssey of the Seas; a historical maritime tradition.
A few dynamic sisters were spotlighted during the workshop and acknowledged for how they have taken their experiences and developed ways to help others, including: Dee Manuel Cloud, Breast Cancer Recovery Strategist and Speaker. She is the author of ”Beauty in the Breakdown: Finding Peace in the Midst of Life’s Disruptions.”
Talaya Dendy, a 12-year Cancer Thriver, Cancer Doula, Independent Patient Advocate, Cancer Health Equity Consultant, Mental Health First Aider, and Podcaster who has dedicated her career to guiding, supporting, empowering, and advocating for people diagnosed with cancer.
We also heard from author Tricia Griffith, “The Positive of my Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Pearls of Wisdom from the Patient’s Perspective,” Tricia wears many hats, including serving as a Board Member of Sisters Network, NYC Chapter, volunteer, and community activist.
The next stop for the Love Letters to Our Bodies workshop is Washington, DC. If you are a Black woman journeying with cancer, or are a caregiver for a family member, join us on June 24 & 25, at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Register for the workshop here: https://bit.ly/Love-Letters-June2023. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.