The Women’s Challenge Presents the Home is Where the Heart is: Obtain,
Sustain & Reclaim, concert fundraiser featuring singer songwriter Avery*Sunshine. Avery Sunshine is known for her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content. She emerged onto the scene with her 2010 self-titled debut album. Fluent in many languages from soul and house to classical and hip hop, AVERY Sunshine expresses with a voice that speaks boldly and tells a uniquely familiar story. Her music tells a story about love, loss, healing and finding the newness of oneself in the midst of it all making her a natural fit for the Home is Where the Heart is concert fundraiser.
LeFemme Totale, an ALL Girl Band, will also perform debuting “The GREEK Explosion.” With a unique blend of sounds from strings, drums, bells, chimes and voices these women will leave you standing in awe. LeFemme Totale “The GREEK Explosion” features JPope Percussionist, Vocalist, Emcee & Spoken Word Artist, Kendall Isadore Violinist, Vocalist & Pianist, and Drummer Shannon Browne, all members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Vocalist & Actress Kadejah Oni is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Home is Where the Heart is: Obtain, Sustain & Reclaim, concert fundraiser is taking place Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:45PM at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts located at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
This concert fundraiser is geared to raise funds to support the workshops and funds that are necessary to educate potential homeowners and financially support the grants to be given to residents of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County.
Myleik Teele is the CEO of CurlBox, Inc. Today, I honor her because I respect and appreciate her business savvy, insight, and perspective. When I need to get inspired to be more excellent, I listen to her podcasts. I tell all my sisterfriends about it also.
It's challenging for me to find women to look up to. It's not because there aren't enough role models. It's because it's difficult for me to feel "connected" to them in a way that makes me look for them when I need to be inspired. Myleik Teele inspires me. She teaches and reaches back to help others to learn.
She's funny. She's smart. She's talented. She's positive. She's beautiful. She's bold. She's fearless. She's SHAMELESS.
Her name is Maya Washington and she goes by Shameless Maya. I stumbled across her YOUTUBE page and was intrigued by her for so many reasons. She inspires me every single time I listen to her. I think she's amazing.
I spend a good amount of time on her YouTube channel, but here's the link to her website.
Today, I honor her for Women's History Month.
Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School’s first female student, was admitted because she was brilliant…and because they didn’t realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women. A whoops for Harvard was a win for humanity.
That time I played the angry girlfriend for Pinpoint in his video for Top Of The World
Women are traditionally conditioned to guard against "tooting our own horns". We can be vain in terms of our looks, but not about our accomplishments, thoughts, and opinions. Hmmmmmm
Here's a link to interviews with women about shameless promotion on social media.
American novelist Toni Morrison has won several awards over her prestigious writing career, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Beloved,” but she also owns the honor as the Black writer with the most banned and challenged books. The Daily Beast describes “Beloved,” as “a classic that explores the legacy of slavery not with reductive moralizing, but with psychological and narrative depth and complexity. But its frankness with race, violence and sex has made it a controversial choice in school curricula.”
Some cases where “Beloved” was banned or challenged:
**1997: Challenged by a member of the Madawaska, Maine School Committee because of the book’s language.
**2008: Pulled from the senior Advanced Placement English class at Eastern HS in Louisville, Ky., because two parents complained that the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about antebellum slavery depicted inappropriate topics of bestiality, racism and sex.
**2011: Challenged at Plymouth-Canton Schools in Michigan after a family launched an official complaint to have the novel banned from the AP English curriculum due to racial themes, sexual content, and passages about ghosts. A nine-member committee voted to keep the book.
**2013: Challenged, but retained as a text in Salem, Michigan High School AP English courses. The complainants cited the allegedly obscene nature of some passages in the book and asked that it be removed from the curriculum.
Find out more about this and other banned/challenged books by black authors here.
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I'm Ellen Gee. When I'm honest, we learn things. When I'm not, we learn things too.
Capturing the Past