Womayn of the African Diaspora (WOAD) confront the reality of being in spaces in which they are simultaneously the backbones and the doormats of their communities. Forced to make the choice between surviving, or living and thriving.
Community Advocacy and Healing Project is honored to harvest the stories of WOAD and their contributions in transforming the world before and during COVID19. We are on a 21 day journey to checkin and learn from WOAD.
Womayn of the African Diaspora are working tirelessly to assist and transform their communities. It takes 21 days to create a habit. Our series is our effort in creating the habit of acknowledging, honoring, and hearing the stories of WOAD. The stories of their lives and how they are assisting girls and womayn of the African and their communities.
Our feature for the eleventh day of our series is a being that has utilized her lived experiences to assist her live a life caring about the quality of life of youth people called at risk. Monica Dawkins, has advocated for youth rights as a teacher, social worker, godmother, and member of the New Britain School Board. Her experiences has led to her to embrace her voice and honor the needs of young people.
We invite you to take a moment to pause, drink some water and listen to our session of the State of Womayn of the African Diaspora Day 11.