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- How Exceptional Black Women Lead — A Conversation With Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever
Dr. DeWeever’s latest book helps black women realize their full potential- June 12, 2018
- Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Confront Racism With Radical Artistry [Video]
An exhibition entitled “Here Hear” was previously on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit, close to Cave’s alma mater.- October 17, 2016
- Body PositiveSpeaker Malia Anderson Talks Passion, Perseverance and Paying It Forward
“What if I just woke up every morning and said ‘This is my body and I love it.’ and then I went out the door and presented myself in the best possible way?”- October 9, 2016
In 2015, Timea Gaines was beginning to hit her stride in work when she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. The owner of Love Life Media, a marketing and PR firm “created for the underdog, difference makers, atmosphere changers, and the inspirational motivators of today and tomorrow” according to their site, was somehow able to maintain her vision as she underwent chemotherapy.
A major part of this was the development of SheROCKS, an event that honors women already established and business and the arts as well as talented women new to those fields. About SheROCKS, Gaines told Jet Magazine, “I thought about that business owner who was about to throw their business away because it’s failing or someone who isn’t getting the exposure they feel they should and even though chemo was hard, I knew if I was able to get through it then I could empower another woman.”
In her interview with Jet, Gaines defines “a woman that rocks” in the following way: “You have to be a woman of your word. If we say we’re going to support and empower women, let’s do it not just in words but in our actions. Support and sponsor because I really believe in pouring back into women-owned businesses. Let’s really run the world!”
Read the full interview and learn more about the SheROCKS event, which begins on March 26th in the District Architecture Center in D.C., here.