The GoodSisters!

The GoodSisters! is a new feature for SistersSpace.  In this column, we will feature women of color making a difference in our communities. Our inaugural team of GoodSisters! are from Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation, IncCheck out our interview with one of the founders, Mothyna James-Brightful. If you would like to recommend a GoodSister, click here.

Sister Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director & Founder

What is your favorite quote?My favorite quote, ” A nation can rise no higher than it’s woman.” Hon. Elijah Muhammad

 

If you could invite one sister(dead or alive) to dinner who would it be? I would have to say my Great-Grandmother. She was born a slave and I’d love to know more about her and her life.

Why was the organization created? Our organization was founded in 2004. What started as a pamper party turned into a day of empowerment and prestige.  I served as  Miss Morgan State University 2003- 2004.  As a community service initiative, I sought to provide a day of pampering for women. However, in an effort to serve the whole woman, workshops, resource material and a keynote address were added to the relaxation activities. Thus, April 2004 marked the birth of The Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation (HWHN) conference held at Morgan State University.   The conference’s goal was to aid in fostering a relationship between collegiate women and women in the surrounding community.  I wanted a day for women like my mom and my friends, while years separated us we have a powerful opportunity to support each other.

What does it mean to be part of the cure? It’s our motto. “I am Part of the Cure!” It’s an affirmation of power for every woman. It means she owns the power to heal her self, family, communities and thus a nation of people.

What types of programs/services does your organization provide? Currently we focus on women empowerment opportunities. Monthly events as well as traveling to support organizations focused on supporting women by conducting our signature workshops and facilitating a dialogue towards healing.

In our talks, you mentioned that your organization is ran by women all under the age of 30.  What tips can you provide to other 20 somethings interested in starting their own foundation? Believe in your power to change the world. Ask lots of questions and hold close those that support you. Don’t be afraid to seek out the answers to those questions you don’t know and don’t “reinvent” the wheel. The basic model is just that, a basic and good starting point however, dream BIG and add on to the best qualities that others have shared with the world already.

How can one help the organization? They can start by asking themselves, what are they passionate about. We need people to do what they love. That supports us in a big way, they can also, work with women in their area to address community concerns, from park clean ups to donating to those less fortunate. Let us know what their doing so we can share that information with others. We also need assistance in sponsoring women to attend our conference. They can make a donation directly to our organization through our website. www.partofthecure.org

Tell us about your upcoming conference. Well, we’re super excited! It’s our 8th annual and we can hardly believe it.

Quickly becoming a destination event this year features!

2011: Keeping, Protecting, Growing

Panelist: LaDawn Black, Relationship Expert, Author & 92Q Radio Personality

Dr. Melva Green, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Expert

Sandra Gerard-Phaire, Parenting Specialist, Executive Director of VICARE

Nisa Islam Muhammad, Relationship Expert, Founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation

Highlights:

  • Mini Makeovers!
  • Seated Massages!
  • Onsite Child Care!
  • Valued at over $150!
  • Outstanding Giveaways!
  • 8 Empowering Workshops!
  • Krav Maga Self Defense Class!
  • Breakfast & Keynote Luncheon!

To Register for the Conference women can visit : http://conta.cc/htWfDE

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Tiá Jones, MBA is the owner of SistersSpace.com the fastest growing online community for women of color. Tiá is also the blogger and creator of The Hostess Chick, and CEO of New Legacy Services, LLC, a small business coaching company.

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