We are asking you to join the celebration and help us commemorate our Super 16 in style by donating $16.00 to Black Women for Wellness - $1 per year for an amazing 16 years of service to and with Black Women and girls. So what have we been up to you ask? Great question! Here are 10 reasons to celebrate:
10) BWW organizes black hair stylists and nail technicians that travel to Washington D.C. helping pass legislation removing harmful chemicals that cause reproductive and neurological development disorders out of our beauty products. (Environmental Justice)
9) BWW is conducting research examining the impacts of black hair care products on our physical health. Currently interns from Charles Drew University are in the field (Crenshaw area) gathering data to include additional community input for a more comprehensive picture.
(Perfectly Natural –Environmental Justice)
Black Women for Wellness launches it's Diabetes Program to help curb the onset of Type 2 diabetes in Los Angeles.
Program participants meet as a group with a trained lifestyle coach and learn how to make important changes, such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active and managing stress. The group setting provides a supportive environment with individuals who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants can celebrate their successes and figure out ways to overcome obstacles.
To participate in Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life., a person must be 18 years or older and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 24. They must also:
To find information on programs, how to join and locations in Los Angeles call Claudie Kiti Bustamante, Program Director, at (323) 290-5955.
Black Women for Wellness is committed to healing, educating, inspiring, and supporting Black women, so we may tap our personal power to enhance and improve our health and well being.
Black Women for Wellness defines good health as more than mere absence of disease, but the ability to grow, to soar, to use our strength, our power as women, our beauty, our intelligence uninhibited to the fullest extent for the pursuit of healthy lives, families and communities.
Black Women for Wellness believes in preventing illness through education, self-empowerment, access, appropriate treatments and interventions, blending solutions that work for us, no matter our lifestyles, financial or educational status.
Black Women for Wellness defines good health as physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and financial well-being. We also believe good health requires a blending of western medicine with traditional and natural healers to create a balanced life.