Calling all WI & IL Artists!We’re seeking artwork submissions that speak to this year’s theme: The Black Experience: Empowerment and Gratitude. The Onward & Upward Artist Showcase is sponsored by Ashro, in partnership with the Ashro Community Council and UMOJA magazine.
Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Susan T. from Toledo, OH
This beautiful people-person is a Walmart greeter, a natural hair model and a true overcomer. Even though she suffered abuse as a child, she triumphed as a mother: giving the love and care she didn’t always get—and forgiving those who hurt her.
The Well Black Woman acknowledges her own value and consciously creates the space and time in her daily life to put her own health and well-being first. She does this despite the many demands on her time and energy, and she refuses to simply focus on surviving day to day, or to allow a cycle of self-neglect to take hold of her life.
The Afrocentric kaftan – which we usually spell “caftan” in the West – is a fashionable, fabulous garment that’s carefree, flattering and fun to wear. No wonder they’re loved by women around the world! The more you know about them, the more inspired you’ll be to make them a part of your everyday wardrobe.
Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Meet Keziah L. from Jacksonville, FL
Here’s a woman who knows how to embrace life! From her faith…to her drive…to her love of simple pleasures, Keziah makes the most of ALL her moments. She is a mother and grandmother, a pastor, a high-level administrator and a style maven!
Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Laura L. from Columbus, GA
Laura has faced adversity and beat it—over and over again. “My life has often been filled with struggle, but that has resulted in enormous strength of faith for me. I joke with friends sometimes that I live on a cliff, but in His presence.” Faith and life challenges started early for Laura.
See the special Ashro ensembles that I wore for the entire Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal Season 2 video series. I carefully select each outfit based on the topic and style of the guests. I had lots of fun with it this season.
Meet the talented woman behind the scenes editing the Season 2 videos of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal. Treasure Thomas is the Founder & Owner of The Luminous Treasures company.
Peruse this enlightening, interactive Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal Season 2 summary. It features great images designed by Ashro’s graphic designer and click the links to watch intriguing videos with the ladies in their natural element. You can get to know the magnificent ladies further by clicking on links to their websites, social media pages, and other mediums spotlighting their most recent accolades.
May is National Women’s Health Month. Making the commitment to live as WELL BLACK WOMEN has never been more important. As we continue to navigate and recover from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that Black women have been hard hit. It’s time to emerge stronger than ever as WELL BLACK WOMEN!