By Damita Miller-Shanklin The new issue of Ujima Magazine is all about summer. Our feature story is Javier Wallace who is the founder of Black Austin Tours a great storyteller and historian that offers fun and educational history all at the same time. You want to read his story and share it with your friends and followers. Enjoy our summer issue!! Continue reading [New Issue] The Great Storyteller Javier Wallace
By Minister Sonya Hosey “Mental health needs more sunlight, candor, andunashamed conversation.”– Glenn Close I am unashamed to saythat I dealt with threedeaths, all within a yearand a half – my sisterand two nieces. At onepoint, I thought after onedeath, I could breatheagain; two more tookmy breath away. I recently went to asalon, and the Nail Techand I began chit-chatting. Curious, I asked how Asianculture … Continue reading SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: CAN WE TALK 4REAL?
Minister Sonya Hosey Our emotionalwellness is testedevery day. As youlook around, there are timeswhen life can be difficult.We must quickly recognizehow these experiences canimpact us positively ornegatively. It is time that we look at ourwellness holistically. TheSAMSHA defines wellness in eight dimensions:emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical,environmental, financial, occupational, and social. Ihave encountered women who have hadchallenges with more than half of these areas. Forexample, we may … Continue reading SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: ONE BREATH, ONE MOMENT, ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Eight African American Women clergy and leaders gathered for the She Speaks Hope Retreat at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and were greeted by Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, the first African American Woman Dean in the history of the seminary. I am amazed because we were the first African American women’s group. This Spirit-led retreat demonstrated powerful moments of sisterhood. As women leaders, where do … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness: Reclaimed Sisterhood
Contributing Writer, Minister Sonya Hosey, Ordained Clergy If you’re one of those people who have a little voice in the back of your mind, saying, maybe I can do________ (fill in the blank), don’t tell it to be quiet, give it a room to grow, and try to find an environment to grow in.” Reese Witherspoon I am confident we have a desire to be … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness: Women’s Empowerment: Room to Grow