"Sisterhood anchors you."
That was a tweet I read the other day - utterly simple, yet so powerful. Sisterhood is something that has been crucial for me and my development as a young girl and a grown woman. From my blood sister to my chosen sisters, being embraced by a positive, loving, and empowering circle of femininity is one of the most important things to me. Ain't no time for the "Ugh - I just don't get along with women" paradigm or looking at women with distrust before love. Like that tweet read, sisterhood anchors you - it gives you strength, understanding, and another place for your heart to call home. There's truly nothing like it.
This Saturday I get to put sisterhood on a pedestal at SisterTalk: A Celebration of Sisterhood at One King West, hosted by my girl Karlyn Percil. What started as a monthly meeting between a close-knit group of women has grown into this, the first public SisterTalk event. What is SisterTalk?
A platform where women meet monthly to have real and honest conversations about life, love, career and relationships. Through open and honest dialogue, women tackle the things that prevent them from leaning in and creating the life they love and deserve. The SisterTalk group has been meeting for over a year and a half and in September 2013, Karlyn and some of the members appeared on Oprah's Lifeclass.
After that dynamic appearance on Oprah's LifeClass show, plans were solidified to bring the essence of those monthly sessions in sisterhood to the masses - and the event goes down tomorrow.
It'll be an afternoon of meaningful conversations, inspiring connections, and activities to bring out the authenticity of what happens in those monthly SisterTalk meet-ups. I'm looking forward to discussing the multifaceted aspects of life as a woman - integrating self-care + family + career+ more, and I'm excited for performances from spoken word artist Nadine Williams and keynote from Diane Clemons. I'll be doing double-duty as a Table Host with my girl Chivon John, and will also be the Social Media Correspondent for the day!
I'm ready to pamper myself with hair/nails/fly outfits, but I really can't wait to connect with the other amazing women in attendance. As if the personal gains from the event aren't enough, I'm ecstatic that proceeds from ticket sales and online donations will go towards Break The Silence - a partnership between UNICEF and Bellemoun Community Youth Network aimed at ending the stigma and taboo of child sexual abuse. At $100 per ticket, the price may cause some to feel they have to miss out this time around - but the ladies behind the event have sponsored tables and tickets for women who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford the entrance fee. Looking good, feeling good, and doing good - SisterTalk: A Celebration of Sisterhood will encompass it all!
If you're a last-minute kinda gal but think you want to come out, hit up the eventbrite page - tickets may likely be sold out, but it doesn't hurt to try! If you're looking for me, I'll have a fruity drink in one hand and my phone in the other, but my arms will be open and available for a hug! If you're not going to be in the house, never fear - stay tuned to my Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as I share live, behind-the-scenes coverage of the event!
Whether you'll be at the event tomorrow or not - take this as a reminder to anchor yourself in sisterhood this weekend!
What else is on the go? Next Tuesday, I'll be on the panel for Secrets of Side Hustler, then on November 30th, I'm co-hosting my first blogging event called The Syndicate! Y'all know what to do - click the links for more info!