As summer comes to an end, we reflect on all the great things that have taken place.
In addition to our first every Global BlessedGirls Summer Camp in Guyana, South America we held our every 1st Youth Leadership Meeting at the University of Westminster in London, UK!
August 18, 2019, BlessedGirls gathered youth from London and the United States on the beautiful Marylebone Campus at the University of Westminster. The teenagers shared in a panel discussion on their roles as influencers in the community. They also identified those who have influenced them personally.
Anana Phifer-Derilhomme to trained along side fellow John Maxwell Team member Titi Timowo. Anana gave the teenagers a preliminary DISC profile assessment which reveals their personality styles and possible career paths. Titi empowered the youth with “I Am” statements to affirm their strengths, identity and growth opportunities.
We had the pleasure of having a exceptional British teenager artist, speaker, entrepreneur, and author Shernorva Abioma. Shernova shared her story of success and strategies for reaching your full potential.
It was a great event for the youth and the adults who attended. We will continue to empower, educate and inspire youth around the world.
If you would like to schedule a workshop for your youth group and/or have Anana as speaker or trainer email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are committed and dedicated develop youth leaders around the world who will stand up for equality, and Be Bold! Be You!
“Never forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.” Fannie Lou Hamer
I had the pleasure to join thousands of people at the National Women’s March on January 19, 2019. I marched with women, girls, men and boys in Atlantic City New Jersey. The experience inspired me. Have you ever attended an event or heard a message that simply moved your soul? Marching with this group, hearing from our Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver and many Freeholders and community leaders encouraged me to remember my history and take action to “make history”.
To walk, dance, sing and shout with perfect strangers on a mission to lift our voices and move the world.
This particular march was not just a women’s march. It was a historical, commemorative event that honored the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer. It was 55 years ago in 1964 that Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Party sough to take their rightful seats at the 1964 Democratic Convention which was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The exact auditorium we sat in was the same venue Ms. Hamer traveled to from Mississippi to testify about the brutality of Jim Crow and segregation.
Unfortunately, knew very little about Ms. Hamer before attending the march. I vaguely recall she was a civil rights leader in the 60’s and was influential in the voter’s right movements. I had know idea how powerful, courageous, and strategic this woman was. You are now encouraged to look Ms Fannie Lou Hamer up. Share your thoughts and insights with me at email@example.com.
You see, I am blessed. I stand on the shoulders of many bold, confident, resilient, progressive Black women. I will never forget where we came from as a people. The future is female. It’s time for women of all colors, religions, ethnicities, cultures, nationalities to Stand Up, Raise our Voices and Move the World in a positive direction just like Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer did.
I salute all the women that took a stand and ran for political office in November during the Mid-Term elections.
The outcomes were great and we can do so much more!
Let’s move the world
I am BlessedGirl
Join the BlessedGirl, Anana Phifer-Derilhomme and the co-authors of A Mother’s Love: Letters to Our Sons LIVE on the radio ‘I AIN’T That CHICK’ SHOW on 8 SQUAD REBEL RADIO tonight at 8 PM. Moms are writing moving tributes to their sons and they’re sharing LIVE on ‘I AIN’T THAT CHICK!!
Join us on February 24th @ 11 AM for our BlessedGirls Vision Board Party!
Our girls will create their very own vision board! A vision board is a powerful visualization tool that will inspire our girls to identify, visualize and actualize their visions and dreams! This is a FREE event but registration is required. Please click here to register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-698-8311.
In honor of Black History Month, join BlessedGirl for our Day of Service! We will be serving at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ from 11 AM to 1 PM on February 3, 2018. Please bring your daughter(s) ages 12 and up for a day of community service and fun!
To register for the event, please click here to fill out the registration form or send an email to email@example.com with your name and your daughter’s name and age. Hurry the deadline is approaching!