New Anthology: “Our Voices Our Stories”


Press Release

NEW ANTHOLOGY ADVANCES, CELEBRATES, EMBRACES AND EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR.

 

NEW JERSEY. September 1, 2019.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the publication of their first anthology, “Our Voices Ours Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” The edited anthology contains biographies, essays, poems, short stories and other writings authored by girls, teens, women and men of color. The editorial team included Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, editor, and Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. Lisa Maria Culbreth, assistant editors.

The diverse national and international voices represented in the anthology focus on the psychological, emotional, physical and social issues, traumas and challenges experienced by girls, teens and women of color. The writings will encourage society to understand what it means to be a girl, teen and woman of color living in a society that does not always listen to hear their voices or their stories.

According to Dr. Culbreth, “we are trailblazing a path as torchbearers to change the narrative about the value and importance of the voices and stories of girls, teens and women of color by advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering them. We are celebrating their lives, their dreams, their aspirations, their voices, their stories, and their will to keep rising to the top despite enduring unique challenges. When we celebrate girls, teens and women of color, we are embracing them and that embrace empowers them to advance and reach for the stars.”

In celebration of the publication of the anthology, NGWCC hosted the “Our Voices Our Stories” talk radio mini-series on Visibility, the official talk radio program of NGWCC. The mini-series consisted of five episodes focusing on the theme of the anthology and guests included authors who contributed to the anthology. The archive of the mini-series is available on NGWCC’s website.

“Our Voices Our Stories” is a fundraiser of NGWCC and is available for purchase on the website of NGWCC

 

 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series


Join Visibility for “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series.”

 

March 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

8:00 PM EST.

Listen Live: Complexity Talk Radio

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment of share

About the Mini-Series

Visibility is producing a mini-series titled “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism airing live beginning on March 26, 2018 and ending on April 26, 2018. The six-episode mini-series will focus on girls and women of color as victims of colorism and will explore the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of colorism with an emphasis on how colorism affects the self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride of girls and women of color as victims of intraracial and interracial colorism.

Topics will include the complexities of colorism, relationships, film, music, media, the workplace, superiority, inferiority, colorism complex, skin color complexes, education, colorism in Brazil, the effects of colorism on children, girls and women of color, colorism and families, status, understanding the detrimental effects of colorism, learning to embrace differences, myths, healthcare, among other relevant discussion topics.

Episodes

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, Introduction to The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini-Series, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: The Color of Love: Colorism in Brazil. Guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Colorism in Film, Music and Media, Guest: Dr. Yaba Blay
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Colorism in the Workplace, Guest:  Dr. Niambi Powell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Colorism in Relationships, various guests
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Girls, Women of Color and Colorism. Guests Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and other guests.

Episodes will air live via: Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Links for each episode will be shared via Twitter: @Visibility_live, @NGWCC  #colorism #visibility

“Annie” and Girls of Color Living Life Beautiful


Join the Authors of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color (Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Dr. Julie Jung-Kim and Ms. Ada Elizabeth Culbreth) for a discussion about the new film “Annie” (starring Quvenzhané Wallis) and girls of color Living Life Beautiful.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

(http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/12/23/annie-and-girls-of-color-living-life-beautiful)

Call in to ask questions or comment by dialing 914-338-1308

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Topics:
• The role of Annie played by a girl of color
• Negativity directed at girls of color
• Defying negative stereotypes, prejudice, hatred, and biasness
• Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color
• Diversity, racial unity and multiculturalism
• One size does not fit all
• The Foundation of Beautiful
• Be BEAUTIFUL
• Think it! Believe it! Achieve it!
• To all of the Annie’s throughout the world
• What the world need’s now

Meet the Authors:

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Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available for purchase at: Complexity Publishing LLC and I Am Beautiful Global, Inc.

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Girls and Women of Color: Moving Forward, Onward and Upward


The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio is two years old. Join us as we celebrate!

Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim for an introduction to the National Girls and Women of Color  Council, Inc.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Call in to ask questions or comment: Listener Line: 914-338-1308

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Topics:

  • NGWCC (Mission, Vision and Core Values)
  • Purpose
  • In the NGWCC News
  • Moving Forward
  • Moving  Onward
  • Moving Upward
  • Team NGWCC
  • Invitation to join NGWCC
  • New books for Girls and  Women of Color: Live Life Beautiful and Live Life Fabulous

Link to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/11/14/girls-women-of-color-moving-forward-onward-and-upward-1

Girls of Color and Self-Esteem


Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung Kim for a discussion titled “Girls of Color and Self-Esteem: The Dire Need to Embrace Diversity and Multiculturalism Now.”

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8pm EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Topics

  • Self-esteem and girls of color
  • The self-esteem crisis: race and color matter and must be addressed
  • Media mistakes and stereotypes: When will they get it right?
  • Understanding the need to include girls of color
  • Exclusion hurts
  • Diversity and Equality

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