Womens Month has been quite humbling this year, I didn’t see too much hype but its great to see more well-known brands embracing women more and more. Inspire has touched on Nike expanding their clothes for women which will include new a range of sports wear for Muslim women and also we will see more ranges for curvaceous women. GO NIKE!! Inspire has also touched on hair stories around the world as we see more young girls and women accepting their natural hair.
Mothers Day was embraced 26th March and as always I love seeing the pictures and videos of the moms from those I personally know and even celebrities.
Another interesting event which took place last week in Florida was the LWBET (Leading Women Defined conference). The event was hosted by BET Network from 21st March-24th March, where there was numerous of activities, discussions, music and attendees from the Erykah Badu, Kelis and Megan Good to name a few.
Leading Women Defined gathers the most prominent African American women in the country for poignant conversations on issues that matter to them most and their communities. Past LWD participants include luminaries such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Erykah Badu, Robin Roberts, Cicely Tyson, Kamala Harris, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Hillary Clinton, Venus Williams, Thelma Golden, Janelle Monae, Regina King, Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and the late Dr. Dorothy Height.
Catch up on what happened here : http://www.bet.com/shows/leading-women-defined.html
14 BLACK WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE IT IN FILM AND TV
You can also check the tweets https://twitter.com/hashtag/LWDBET?src=hash.
Hopefully Inspire wil be an attendee for the 9th Annual event.
Lets end Womens Month on a high with poetry from Jade. This a mothers day tribute from her 52 Fridays segment.
Words By Vanessa Ryan
Links and images credited to BET and Centric TV
Feature Image by Kirsty Artz