They say one pix is worth a thousand words. Well I have many pix to share with you which will speak volumes for four words in particular: Community, Empowerment, Women and Humanity. And, together these words speak volumes on how Women coming together form an amazing and Empowering Community that truly (and literally) makes a difference building better lives for all Humanity…What can I say :“WE WOMEN ROCK”.
Ok, so why am I so personally jazzed? See last weekend I had the honor of spending two amazing days hosting events in NYC and NJ/Paterson for Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Fifth Annual National Women Build Week. It’s an initiative they’ve partnered on that takes place the week leading up to Mother’s Day. The 411 is it challenges women to pick up a hammer and join fellow women at construction sites across the country to help build affordable homes alongside the local family for whom the home is being built. So here are some of my 1000 plus word pix-
PLEASE NOTE; Doug my trusty photographer aka Beau the Builder took many more pix which will be posted later in the week so if some of you terrif peeps who participated aren’t seen here you will be and deserve to be!
Day One: I was in Paterson ‘spreading the glove’ with hardhat, hammer and fellow jersey gals:
Just like a Chorus line!Go ladies…wall’s up!
Givin’ new meaning to hitting the nail on the head!
Joinin’ hammers w/BUILD GENERATION-gals 18-24! Love her red locks!
Day Two: I was in NYC at the New York city Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Taft Houses Youth Chorus Center celebrating a ‘brush with kindness’ with paintbrush, shovel, Lowe’s Heroes, local volunteers,
And my new best BFF WNBA”S five time Olympian/gold medalist, Teresa Edwards… whom I challenged to a 1 on 1 match and beat gloves down…NOT!
- My new BFF, wonder woman Teresa Edwards
OOPS! Accidental me 🙂
NYC fam partner Dimitrea Tokunbo, Hab-by volunteer, moi ‘n Teresa brushing it up!
Hi ho! Hi ho it’s off to dig i go!
She gave me one…backwards LOL!
That’s all for now…just want to say thank you thank you thank you to all my Habitat for Humanity Paterson, NYC and national buds for inviting me to host…gloves are packed and ready to go whenever you need me xo
PS; One mo’ thing that I’ll just tease here…at the NYC event I was blown away by the NYCHA Youth Chorus who gave an amazing and inspiring performance.
Joyfull Noise from NYCHA Youth Choir that made us all smile:)
And, they ended it with my new fave song SMILE by Kirk Franklin…but that’s a blog for another day…But for today remember “you look so much better when you smile” 🙂 Spread the glove!