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Women’s Herstory Month: Ida Taught Me – How to “B.Well” While Caring for Others
At the age of 16, Ida B. Wells became the caregiver for her siblings, due to the passing of her parents during the yellow fever epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed our lives in 2020 and many people have found themselves in the same place as Ida. During this event, we will learn about Ida B. Wells, her journey as a caretaker and how she practiced self-care. Attendees will also learn practical tools and techniques they can use to practice self-care in their everyday lives. We hope that you will join us for this time of positivity, support and appreciation.
About the Presenters
Melanie Lewis is an Admissions Staff Member at BMCC. Like Ida B. Wells, Melanie attended an HBCU and has worked as a Journalist. Melanie is active with civil rights organizations, amplifies women for elected offices and currently serves on her local community board. Melanie also founded ThresholdWORLD: A medium of ideas, information and inspiration to spur the world into positive action. Through personal stories, education and travel Melanie is on a mission to engage one person at a time
Carlene Nelson has worked in the wellness services industry in New York for a decade, primarily practicing at spas and salons in Prospect Heights and Park Slope. In 2015, she opened her own wellness studio in Park Slope, affording her the opportunity to provide highly customized wellness services for her clientele that reflect the most current technologies and modalities.
Since opening her studio, Carlene has provided services to models and actors on-set, at corporate offices during special events and meetings, and privately in homes. She also provides wellness services to geriatric clients and disabled persons who cannot visit a traditional site. She loves what she does and has created a safe space that reflects wellness and healing. It is not pampering – it is SELF CARE. Personalized. Professional. Experienced. Services intended to relax and renew any person…
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