A Woman on a Move is a Woman with Purpose

 

 

 

What comes to mind when you think of a woman on a move? I hope it included a pair of high heels, bold lipstick with a confident walk. The five women panelists at the tenth anniversary for women on the move in collaboration with New York University OBW represented this kind of woman from all walks of life. The ladies on Defying The Box: Female entrepreneurs breaking stereotypes included Celines Toribio; an immigrant actress breaking cultural barriers, Karen Civil; an author, philanthropist and social media maven who strongly believe in responding back to people with success, Tracy G; a music writer, radio personality who repetition is the mother learning, Shante Bacon; founder and CEO of 135th street agency whose final thought to the audience was to have a relationship with God, and last but not the least, to a Bronx stripper using her God-given assets to manipulate men in any situation to become a cast member of Love & Hip Hop: NY, Cardi B.

By the entrance of the auditorium was a table set-up for a ten day transfer nation cleanse that exclude starving your body presented by a Television producer NoNe. Her goal is to combine eating healthy and giving your body the right nutrients while enriching the minds and success of the attendees. Her personal experience after finding new love and becoming a vegetarian for the first time made her question her weight gain and decided to commit to the ten day transformation.

What these women shared in common was determination, hard and simply shutting all ears and eyes to social media brutality and spectators. Some key important truths that have made these women successful in life is making their word their contract and also understanding that someone else’s success is not their failure. This simply means the race is not to compete with others you don’t know especially people you see on social media because everyones pace, struggle, and success is different said Karen Civil.

During this panel discussion Shante Bacon the Visionary and Public relations emphasized on the audience becoming the best of them in anything they decide to do even if that includes being a janitor. “Come up with the best strategy and be the best you because if you’re dreaming big you must commit big”. She concluded. Tracy continued the conversation of taking care of self by providing yourself with self-awareness and keeping these two questions in mind; 1. Where was I winning? and 2. What winning do I want for myself? Celine raised a very important fact about following your personal dream and not the followers and in the process make sure you are kind to yourself.

 

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What I personally took from this group of ladies is to embrace delayed gratification and celebrate you. Put yourself first and making sure you connect with others who can be influential in what you do. These people are called mentors. They are all around you. Be strategic about your mentor and preserve that relationship but always remember men want you to be good not great but we are given this life to make a legacy. We’ve been placed in this place for a reason.

 

The RCT Talk Show

 

This coming Saturday August 22nd, I will be hosting but more importantly supporting this phenominal young lady Falasha Campbell with the launching of her talk show “Radical Christians Talk Show. It will be held at The Attic Rooftop on 251 W. 48th St, NY, from 5:30 to 9:30pm.

You do not want to miss the opportunity to watch the sneak peak of the RCT show before it airs on your local television. I think I am more excited than she is! Come and meet this amazing lady and some incredible people in NYC! Don’t forget that your girl Portia Asare will be there so you know it will be nothing but fun! See yah

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Pneuma Camp 2015- MSMC, Newburgh New York

The camp that drew me closer to God; I have become a prayer machine”

I believe God can use the youth of this generation more than God using the adults. I say this because of my remarkable experience at Pneuma Camp 2015 hosted by Pneuma Ministries. On July 29, I had the privilege to join this year’s camp; theme “The people that know their God” for 4 days (Wednesday through Saturday) at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh New York. This years camp comprises of 4 major Pentecostal Churches countrywide who came together to enrich the spiritual and prayer lives of the young. It is open to the public.

There were a host of pastors, youth leaders, and a counselor available at all times throughout the day. A typical day at Pneuma camp 2015 includes Morning Devotion, Main Talk – which is more like a regular service, Group Bible Discussions, Counseling, and Intensive Prayer. Let me not forget the endless “buffet style” lunch and dinner, a variety of games and recreations, and an outstanding entertaining talent show never to be compared to the ordinary. These young people are given the chance to exhibit the unique talents God has given them in many ways, such as motivational speaking, dancing, singing… etc.

It was a memorable week of fun productive activities and abundant spirit filled moments, including a vision workshop geared as an entrepreneurship project. For this project, the population was divided into groups to bring their dreams as business owners to fruition by developing business plans including goal settings, marketing, revenues and etcetera for a company randomly chosen. It was later then presented to a panel of judges including myself. In pitching this, they ought to convince us to invest our money in their business. It did not only strike individuals with a foresight in entrepreneurship but to rather give everyone the chance to bring their dreams (whatever it is) to fruition with a simple guideline of asking yourself a list of pertinent questions. It internally motivates you.

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Judges for Vision Workshop

A day begins with Bible Devotion at 7am followed by innumerable lively time with God through praises and worship led by two youth member from each church. Revelator Ben Opoku; the guest speaker, with the unction of God took the multitude of 100 plus to a different elevation each hour spent at Sakac Hall.

I am a member of a prophetic church so praying, fasting, prophecy, and encountering the Holy Spirit during a service is not a shocker but I have never in my entire Christian life after accepting the Lord as my personal savior experienced such. No words can describe exactly what was going on. Saying that the Holy Spirit was hovering around touching almost EVERY single soul is an understatement.

There is a difference between “knowing about the power of God” and “experiencing the POWER of God”. Pneuma Camp gave me the chance to genuinely experience the God that I know to do exploits. From my stay there, I know my God much better because I am blessed, I am chosen, I am predestined, and I am accepted.

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– Revelator Ben Opoku (Guest Speaker)

Pneuma Camp is a manifestation of how God can use His children no matter your story. The lives of these young people are transformed through the teaching of the word of God and intensive prayer.

I can never forget that midnight hour prayer in that frozen cold break-room. There, was when I felt the FIRE of GOD. It took me by surprise to see everyone including that 10-year-old girl, who stood across from me speaking in tongues, clapping her hands and sweating like a woman in labor ready to deliver her blessings in her hand. There I realized there was no time to scrutinize but to allow God to use you in a way like never before.

I vividly remember the windows completely fogged up as an illustration of the power of His spirit. I returned to church the following Sunday immediately grabbing the microphone when pastor called for the prayer team. “No one had to tell me what to do as a child of the most high”. I have become “a prayer machine” thanks to Pneuma Camp.

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– Destiny Hour

My views before going to the camp have definitely changed for the best. It still marvels me to see over 100 youths and young adults on fire for Christ, who are prayer warriors and changing destinies because they know the works of the spirit. I honestly came back home renewed, restored, refreshed with a new oil and feeling blessed off course.

Pneuma Camp 2015 was everything I needed and more and for that reason, I will not miss it for anything next year and the remaining years. Make sure you join me! #PneumaCamp