Women of color, Welcome, I'm so happy you are here. The movement for work-life balance is an emerging, yet critical and unique circumstance of women of color. The labor of Black, Hispanic and Asian women has increased substantially. The complexity of your relationship to work and family has affected your health.
You must develop the skills to create your own best work-life balance. Join this holistic group today.
Corporate environments can be particularly harsh to Black and Brown women. Taking time off or being perceived as not working is even riskier for women of color. Your corporate climb often feels more precarious and less sure-footed.
Your role as economic providers is critical for your family stability. In that regard your personal value system as Mothers was created around providing financially.
There is still the social stigma of taking time off to mother, something black and brown women have never felt free to do. We struggle to reassert our value and our importance in raising our children.
The money earned from work is your gateway to getting your children into good schools, having swimming or music lessons, and other experiences that would give them cultural and educational opportunities.
This is your pride and focus, your value system for mothering. Its a trade off of time spent now for the chance of greater opportunities for your children later.
Work-life balance seems an impossible dream. So the notion of having time to mother feels unfamiliar. Constantly working and taking care of others is all we know. Until flexible options are truly mainstream and socially acceptable, or viewed not as a "hand out"; and you know in our culture we absolutely, positively cannot be viewed as taking a hand out.
So the question becomes "What are the images of motherhood and work that hold you a woman of color captive?"
My gift to you for joining today is this ebook outlining the diseases associated with the metabolic syndrome that's rampant within our community.
It’s a rare occasion for you to get any time to work on improving your health with a trained professional. Join me and lets talk about your unique situation and determine how I can help you reach your personal goals.
I am here to create a supportive environment while exploring what really works for YOU.
We all as women of color must examine our cultural association to being strong and not needing help and honestly ask, how has it served us?
Black women have a greater mortality rate for nearly every disease there is. It is true that we have never been allowed to be 'fragile' but many have taken the 'strong black woman' thing on as a self-affirmation. The truth is, at times it is crippling and counter productive.
You need to break free and create new images for any of this to work.
News flash, women of color are not a singular group, as health is determined by a wide range of factors including biology, genetics, culture, behavior and access to care.
The black community's obesity crisis is a symbol of just how at-risk this population is. The vast majority of Caribbean and African women are either overweight or obese.
These conditions often occur together or exacerbate each other, and they are striking black and brown women hard.
Now is the time for Black and Brown women to voice their concerns by making their voices heard. Its time to over the social and economical barriers minority women face that hold them back from being in position of power and influence.
I have been given the opportunity to excel, pursue my passion of being a Holistic Health Coach, to give back and help my own community, so join this movement today.
I want to encourage you today that no matter what's the color of your skin, or the roots of your story, know your heritage and live your legacy. Show the work your POWER of being a woman.
I'll be cheering you on every step of the way to be the woman you were created to be each and every single day.