Fourth Annual National Black Women’s Life Balance & Wellness Conference to be Held at Spelman College

ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2014) – On October 3 – 4, 2014, Black women from around the U.S. will come together at Spelman College to consider various ways to maintain a healthy life balance in light of the challenges they deal with. The Fourth Annual National Black Women’s Life Balance and Wellness Conference will allow participants to learn from each other and create new ways to cultivate wholeness through conscious acts of healing.  Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, renowned international speaker, activist, and pioneer of Black women’s studies, is the keynote speaker.

Founded by Dr. Shanesha Brooks-Tatum, visiting scholar-in-residence in Women’s Studies at Agnes Scott College, the conference is geared toward women of African descent who are seeking life balance and personal wellness in their lives.  In this space, Black women have the opportunity to network with each other, build collaborations, and join a forum in which to share their own areas of expertise.

This year’s conference theme is To Embody Beautiful: Healing Our Way to Happiness. “Each of us embodies beauty in uniquely inspired ways,” Brooks-Tatum said. “At times, we must look to each other to discover, recover and reclaim the beauty we inherently possess. This year, we invite truth-tellers and truth-seekers to examine and dismantle the blocks that keep us from healing and enjoying the beauty of our lives.”

Transformational workshops, performances, engaging speakers, and storytelling are included in this year’s Life Balance Conference. According to Dr. Nicole Collier, program chair, storytelling is significant as it allows people to become great students of life.

“It’s a way to reflect on our pasts, and envision and author new futures. It’s a path to understanding and healing,” she said. “We are all beautiful! But sometimes, we need a moment to reflect, remember, and retell the stories of our beauty. That’s what this conference is all about – reclaiming and cultivating our beauty.”

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