2016 Bwhwc, Sacramento
More than 125 women attended, experienced, and celebrated the first BWHWC,Sacramento. It was an amazing event and we were able to connect and love on each other.
Our 2016 BWHWC focused on mental health and our amazing Key Note Address by Alondra Thompson, focused on 'Living in your Truth."
This conference allowed us to focus on breaking the stigma of mental health conditions and encouraged access to mental health services.
We had an amazing event with a dynamic host, Marianna Sousa; our inspirational key note speaker, Alondra Thompson, and our informative workshops. We also provided an amazing yoga activity to promote relaxation and transformative lunch time presentation. Check out the photos from our last conference!!!!
2016 BWHWC, Sacramento Photos Courtesy of Rashid bin Quadir
Dr. Anita Johnson, Financial Psychologist, hosted a workshop on financial health. This workshop focused on the correlation between health and finances. It examined how improving finances can assist participants with making healthier decisions and taking the emotions out of finances.
Thank You Anita!!
Gwen Wilson is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), hosted our metal health. This workshop had the format of a Kitchen Table Talks, which is culturally relevant and historic community defined practice of creating safe spaces for exploring some of our deepest self-identities, social determinants of health challenges, and mental /emotional health and wellness threats and protective resilience and strengths. Participants were allowed to share their experiences with mental health through this workshop.
Thank You Gwen!!
Dr. Akiba Green, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, hosted our workshop on reproductive health. This workshop will provided participants with resource on preventing cervix, ovarian, and breast cancer, Well Women Visits, STI/HIV prevention, birth control methods, and overall reproductive health.
Thank You Dr. Green!!
Wellness Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner, Olivia Angeli, hosted our workshop on healthier foods. This workshop provided participants with alternatives to preparing healthy meals and discussed the benefits of healthy eating. This workshop also provided an actual demonstration on preparing “Fabulous and Healthy Meals.”
Thank You Olivia!!
Benita Ayala, Gladys Mitchell and Elizabeth Holiday Morgan hosted a thought-provoking lunchtime presentation on the challenges that African American children with disabilities face in our society. They shared with our participants with transparent examples they have faced with their own children and provided resources to navigate through a system that severely underserves children of color with disabilities.
Thank You Benita, Gladys, and Elizabeth!!
Thank you to Melody Johnson for providing an amazing yoga demonstration for our first conference! Melody Johnson. Melody has always found exercise to be her healthy retreat, a way to let go of the stress and rejuvenate the mind; however, as an avid practitioner of boot camp, RIPPED, spin, and swimming, she was always in some form of physical pain. A dear friend suggested that she try that she try yoga and thus the life-altering journey began!!
Thank You Melody!!