With funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canadian Red Cross Society & The ForUsGirls Foundation - InConversation presents Thriving Through It. A 3-part self-care and wellness series for Black womxn surviving COVID-19.
January is normally a rough month in Canada with the combination of winter woes, short days, dark evenings and the cooldown from the holidays. Added with COVID-19 the Black Community has been hit the hardest experiencing layoffs, reduced work hours and a reduction in household incomes at higher rates than the average.
Learning how to survive with limited to non-existing in-person social interactions.
Learning how to center your needs as a priority and effectively care for yourself.
Learning how to identify, eliminate and release stress, anxiety and sadness.
People are struggling with fear and uncertainty about their own health and their loved ones’ health, concerns about employment and finances, and the social isolation that comes from public health measures such as quarantining and physical distancing."
- Canadian Association for Mental Health.
Fifty-six percent of Black respondents said their job, or the job of someone they knew, had been affected, compared with the national average of 46 percent.
- African Canadian Civic Engagement Council
Care work and other women-majority occupations and industries are essential to containing the pandemic, reducing its impacts, and ensuring that essential services continue to function. These include direct care services such as childcare, long-term care, and gender-based violence services, as well as cashiering and cleaning jobs. This is a global phenomenon: in 104 countries, women are at the frontline of pandemic care, comprising 70% of health and social care workers and earning 11% less than men.
- UN WOMEN
Intersectional Gender Analysis
Only 21% of women workers in Canada are racialized women, yet they make up roughly 30% of home support workers, housekeepers, kitchen workers, and light-duty cleaners.10 This is also true for Indigenous women who make up 4% of women workers and are over-represented in several low-wage services occupations.
- Canadian Women's Foundation
The InConversation - Thriving Through It 3-part series is a registration required experience. Its purpose is to mentally & spiritually uplift, encourage and provide self-care and healing resources to Black women during the 2nd COVID-19 lockdown. This holistic experience will deliver counselling and methods to thrive.
Meet Gytana Theobrun - Founder & CEO of Temple KÀ, shining her light as far as the eye can see. --- Gytana always knew she was gifted. Gifted to see and sense things that others didn’t. Gifted in a way that made her journey to becoming, very difficult.
But in 2018, after years of training, and in spite of all the reasons why she shouldn’t do it, she did it. She decided to embrace her destiny and open Temple KÀ. A place where she could share her gifts with others - her gifts as a medium and as an energy healer. And a place, that would be the first holistic spa in Montreal to specialize in yoni steaming.
As a certified life coach, womb priestess, reiki master & crystal therapist, she easily made her mark, but after almost 2 years she had a vision of a bigger and more expansive version of Temple KÀ. And she knew that she needed partners to manifest this grander version of the KÀ.
The THINKER Journal helps you hone in on your ideas with prompts and planners. With the THINKER Journal you will never forget your ideas and are challenged to create bold new ideas everyday.
Hand-poured custom scented soy candles are white-tip wood matches. Candles made with wax from 100% pure soybeans, farmed without pesticides, GMO-free, phthalate-free, and zero petroleum products or additives.
Receive 1-hr individual therapy session on the following issues: energy healing, healing affirmation, therapeutic bathing, spiritual counseling, Chakra 101 therapy, Chakra cleansing, youth counselling, Prenatal & PostPatrum.
(InConversation) The ForUsGirls Foundation has partnered with openSAP to provide you with access to free courses and certificates to help progress your career. Start your upskill today!