Dear friend,

It's a busy week, so I'll keep this short and sweet.

Take some time to ENJOY the holiday season by celebrating YOU.  Go for a walk.  Take a nap.  Eat cookies!

Remember, even though a lot of folks count on you, at the end of the day, your life is yours. 

~Jocelyn

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Lisa McFadden, a New York-based designer with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. McFadden has worked as a fashion illustrator, fashion and technical designer, patternmaker, and now as a milliner – a hat designer - for her own label, Lisa McFadden Millinery.  

Check her out!

WARNING: Satire ahead

It's a big week, ladies.  The 45th President of the United States of America is likely to be impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Here at BlackHer, we're feeling a bit sad for the guy. 

Read Kelly's piece to learn more about why we shouldn't count Trump out in 2020 if we want to Be Best.

Learn more.

Black Women in American Politics

In other great news, BlackHer Sheroes Glynda Carr of Higher Heights, Adrianne Shropshire of BlackPAC, Jocelyn Frye of Center for American Progress, and Judith Browne Dianis of Advancement Project dropped the knowledge and a new report on our political participation - Black Women in American Politics 2019.  

We know you know this but it bears repeating.  According to the report: 

"Nationally, Black women voted at the highest rates of any race and gender group in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, and 96% voted for Barack Obama. In 2016, Black women voted at the second-highest rate of all groups, 94% voted for Hillary Clinton...The support of Black women voters will be vital to candidates seeking victory in 2020, particularly for Democrats."

Read it and watch the powerhouse panel!

Are you a Black Woman Founder?

Then Black Women Talk Tech wants to hear from you!

Take their Founder's Study survey by December 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. to "quantify what we do know and dig into the industry details of our economic impact and opportunities."

You'll automatically be entered into a raffle to win two $100 Amazon gift cards and three free "Roadmap to Billions" Conference founder tickets.

Take the survey and learn more about Black Women Talk Tech.

P.S.  We attended the conference last year and it was GREAT!

 

There's Still Time to Get Your (Online) Shopping On!

But don't just shop, #ShopBlackGiveBack. 

Check out the BlackHer Holiday Guide to find great gifts and books for the young and SEASONED Black women in your life!

Shop now!

Need More Inspiration?

Meet Margaret Lawrence, renowned pediatrician and child psychiatrist and the first African-American woman to become a psychoanalyst in the United States.  (The New York Times)

She died on December 4th at the age of 105!  May she rest in power and peace and may we learn from and follow her lead.

Learn more.

In love and solidarity,

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