AWAKEN space – shop opens on Friday, August 3rd, 2018

AWAKEN space – shop opens on Friday, August 3rd, 2018

awaken space

shop open on friday, august 3rd, 2018

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Launch of new women’s health and parenting focused educational space
Local doula opens intimate space for women and families to learn and create community
 
AWAKEN space + shop opens on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 within the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper Young. The space offers childbirth education, pregnancy and new mom groups, women’s health workshops, parenting classes, fertility coaching, relationship coaching, and much more.
AWAKEN space + shop is owned by Zoë Etkin, who has recently returned to Memphis after having established a thriving doula & women’s health practice in Los Angeles.
Etkin’s inspiration for opening AWAKEN space is her own motherhood journey. She realizes the importance of new moms having support and companionship while they navigate the care of their baby, their relationship, and who they have become after birth. Along with new and expectant parents, the inclusive space caters to those who seek education on women’s health and fertility, intimacy, and embodied creativity.
Learn more and register for August offerings at www.awakenspacememphis.com
Location: 942 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 336 4168 – awakenspaceshop@gmail.com

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Community Baby Shower – JUICE Orange Mound

Community Baby Shower – JUICE Orange Mound

Community baby shower

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By Britney Thornton

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You are young, pregnant, and live in Orange Mound.  

The life growing inside of you eats what you eat, goes where you go, and lives the way you live.  You wonder how your baby will be affected by the income per capita being less than $17,347?  How will you beat the 64% chance that your child will not make over $29,900 as an adult?  How living in a food desert will pose a challenge for the life of your beloved bundle of joy?

“I will do the best I can,” you say.  Despite the generational poverty, I shall overcome.  Beyond the food access crisis, I shall endure.  Withstanding transportation challenges, I will find a way. 

Truth be told, your due date feels more like dooms day.  How you are to protect and provide for the life in side of you is beyond you.  You mean well but deep inside you question if your best will be good enough.  You need help but do not know where to begin.

Somewhere in the community, a non-profit leader desires to host a community baby shower.  She reaches out to friend Carey Moore at The House, a women’s resource center located at Semmes and Carnes—she loves the idea and would love to serve as the venue for the event.

She reaches out to other personal contacts and starts to mobilize a team of service providers for pregnant mothers.  She learns about a midwife/nurse practitioner Nikia Grayson on Facebook and reaches out—she would love to participate!  

She even learns that there is already an annual baby shower hosted by the Orange Mound Civic Club and reaches out with the organizers to collaborate.  Fortunately, they are looking to expand the event and love the idea of hosting the community baby shower in August.  Things are shaping up nicely. 

But, you have not met the non-profit leader.  You have no idea that the help you desire is planning for the future of you and your baby.  You have no idea that your community is ready to wrap around you to ensure your success as a mother raising a child in Orange Mound.

You are cordially invited to attend the Community Baby Shower hosted by JUICE Orange Mound this August 2018.  A partnership with a host of community-based organizations including BSTARS, Project Fresh, the Urban Garden and Wellness Center, and The House, this event is for all pregnant and new mothers in the Orange Mound area.  Each mother will be connected to a mentor mother as well as service providers who are prepared to assist in making this transition into motherhood smooth.

Please help us reach the future mothers of The Mound by calling 901-300-6621, emailing jommemphis@gmail.com, or leaving a message in the JUICE Orange Mound inbox on Facebook.  We need YOUR help to ensure the success of this event, thank you!

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16 year old Overton High Lyrikal Jenkins teaches a city how to Be Amazing

16 year old Overton High Lyrikal Jenkins teaches a city how to Be Amazing

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16 year old Overton High Lyrikal Jenkins teaches a city how to Be Amazing

Lyrikal Jenkins invites you to Paint it Pink & Purple Party

Lyrikal is hosting an educational paint party with a goal of bringing awareness to the affects of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence on children.

By Jerome Robinson

Lyrikal Jenkins reached out to JustMyMemphis on Facebook asking if we would help promote her event.  When I realized she was just sixteen, I told her we needed to clear things with a parent first.  After seeing that this young lady was putting this together on her own, I just had to interview her.  It turns out this was not the first time Lyrikal had reached out to JustMyMemphis.  When she was thirteen, she told us on Facebook that she would love for us to interview her mom.  Why?  Because her mom was so amazing.  For this interview I got the chance to meet her mother and her little brother, and I have to tell you.  We need more mom’s life this one in our country!

Lyrikal starts to cry in this interview.  Her reason blew me away.  She was nervous and was worried she was not covering her points well enough.  At a time when political leaders have lowered the bar on class, goal setting, and results; a sixteen year old teaches us how to #BeAmazing!

Questions for Lyrikal . . .

What motivated you to put together an event for Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness?

Witnessing survivors of breast cancer and losing family members due to this disease have motivated me along with having a mother and multiple family members who have experienced the abuse known as domestic violence.

What impact are you hoping your event will have?

As a 16 year old, I hope to create a positive impact on younger children as well as adults to ensure that they are aware of the effects that breast cancer and domestic violence has on children and teens.

Tell us what attendees can expect

People who are attending this event can expect live performances, food, raffles, artistic skills, and so much more.

What is next for you and your creative mind?

As a teen in the Memphis community, I plan to continue being an active leader, but I do not have another event planned, as of yet, but there will be more to come.

What role has your mom had in shaping your community giveback goals?

My mom has had an enormous impact in shaping my community giveback goals because she pushes me to do my best even when I doubt my capabilities.

What advice to you have for other young people?

My advice to younger children is to believe in yourself. If you have an idea that will affect your community or the world in a positive way, go for it.

If you could share one thing with city leaders, what would that be?

City leaders, the younger generation looks up to you and I hope that you lead by example by leading children, teens, and adults in the right direction. We have a voice too, please listen.

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