ISSUE #10 - May 9, 2019

Hello!

This week, several resources were submitted by Amplify readers, whoohoo! I love that you are contributing to lifting up our community of women of color. Let’s keep it going! Send me your favorite resources and upcoming events and I will be more than happy to feature them in our next issue.

Happy reading!

Audrey Galo
Creator & Writer of Amplify
Founder of AG Voiced

Resources

[Virtual]
Webinar - TH, May 16, 8:00 AM, Free - Leading Consequential Change
Website - Search and find tech apprenticeships at Apprenticeships.me, created and shared by Frances!
Video - Are You Using Linkedin RIGHT? with Semirah Dolan & Blessing Adogame
Online Course - Introducción al Human-Centered Design (Spanish-only course) - Use discount code, 23DESIGN-AMPLIFY, to receive 30% off.

[San Francisco Bay Area]
FRI, May 17, 5:30 PM, Oakland, Donation - BlackFemaleProject Members Mingle Meet-up
SAT, May 18, 9:30 AM, Vallejo, $20 - Women's Empowerment Conference 2019 -- Becoming the Best You!
SUN, May 19, 3:00 PM, San Jose, Free - NCBW-SVC Black Women Talk
WED, May 22, 6:00 PM, SF, $15 - NextPlay.ai Speed Mentoring: Women in Sales, Marketing & Customer Success

[Los Angeles Area]
TH, May 16, 6:30 PM, LA, $15 - Persian Women In Tech LA May 2019
SAT, May 18, 2:00 PM, LA, $5-25 - Black Women in Comedy Festival
SAT, May 25, 10:30 AM, LA, $35-50 - Moms In Color 2nd Annual Conference: Redefining Strong
Join the new LA Chapter of Hexagon UX - a community for women and non-binary folks in UX and tech. Thanks to Adrianna for sharing!

[Seattle]
WED, May 15, 6:30 PM , Seattle, $8 - The Cosmos - Seattle: AAPI Heritage Month Kick-Off
FRI, May 17, 6:30 PM, Seattle, Free - Momentum POC Climbing Night, Climbers of Color Mountaineering
WED, May 22, 6:00 PM, Seattle, Free - How Professionals of Color Navigate the Workplace
TH, May 23, 5:30 PM, Seattle, $10-$25 - Know Your Rights in the Workplace | Future For Us

Perspective

This week I came across an honest perspective from SaDiedrah Harris about mental health and women of color. SaDiedrah poignantly writes, “One thing I learned is if we keep the same “just keep going” mentality, you will never get to explore the parts of yourself that need to be healed and become the best version of yourself.”

There is still a strong stigma around mental health in many of our communities, cultural backgrounds and families. We aren’t getting the encouragement to find the support we need; we are reluctant to share our stories of struggle; and we push through afraid of how our life/families might unravel if we pause to heal ourselves.

I’m still learning to disrupt my “just keep going” mentality. I’m still in search of healing and growth. I’m still navigating my way towards the version of myself that is full and balanced. I leave you with a motivational poem from the extraordinary creator and leader, Maya Angelou.

“Still I Rise”, Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Continue reading…

Inspiration