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As we close the month of March, I am happy I could celebrate Women’s History Month with my featured blog posts YoTrip Presents “A Woman People Should Know”. I want to offer thanks to Dr. Darcova Triplett, Katandra Shanel Jackson, Miss SunnieJ, Jane Turner, Marian A. Clay, Dr. Loretta Faith Harris, Yvette Register, and Dr. Wachell McKendrick, these ladies are amazing in their own way. I am honored these ladies shared a window into their world with the world.

Posting interviews with these incredible women (my elite eight) has inspired me to continue YoTrip Presents in the months to come. In April, I will highlight poets, May is for Mothers, June is for Fathers, July is for bloggers, August is for Educators, September is for Authors, October is Organizations.

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YoTrip Presents: Dr. Wachell McKendrick “A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip Presents: Dr. Wachell McKendrick “A Woman People Should Know”

Dr. Wachell McKendrick

Below is my eighth feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your business.

I am Dr. Wachell McKendrick and I am currently a college professor of Social Work at Florida A&M University.  I like to say that my career has been via the “scenic route” as I was a teen mother when I graduated high school as an Honors student at 17 years old, and entered college (Florida State University). After becoming a military spouse (my daughter’s father) at 19 I continued my education and completed my bachelor’s degree with two children at age 21. While in the military I counseled military personnel and their families who had substance abuse issues. My work continued to be in the Social work arena (elderly, substance abuse, domestic violence victims, program development, and clinical supervision) for the next 20 years. At that time I was going through a divorce, left Miami (with my youngest child now, age 9), my hometown, and returned to school to pursue my dream of a PhD. I completed my PhD in 2011 at the school I began in, Florida State University. So, I guess you can say that I had come full circle. My current focus is Family relations and empowering women.

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

Having experienced many of the same issues I was counseling others for, my ability to sympathize and empathize with others and their plight in life add a personal dimension to my work (I consider it my life’s ministry). My determination and passion for reaching goals I have set for myself which also impact the lives of others, literally. My dedication to social justice, the family, and their healthy functioning is why people should know me. I have a passion for social work and not just for social work’s or social work research’s sake, but for social action and change in the lives of people I teach, counsel, and encounter in my community

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

I would guess I realized this at an early age, being an older sister. I have always felt a responsibility to others and their welfare. If I could change it, defend it, then I was at the front doing so. I was called “Hercules” as a young girl, I think it went deep into my psyche (J). I realized that counseling was a mechanism for effecting change while in high school. While remaining in my assigned school while I was pregnant (a choice I made with the encouragement of my father), the school psychologist (a woman and role model)and the sessions we had weekly were impactful and I wanted to provide the same. I was naturally a caretaker and listener, so it made sense to major in psychology.

Where can people find out more about you?

Wachell.mckendrick@famu.edu and on Facebook

How do you make it all happen?

As alluded to earlier, my family’s support from my adolescence, women mentors (Church Secretary, Sunday School teacher, Choir Directress, and others) in my church, in my family ( my aunts on both sides of my family tree who were learned women despite not having degrees), and  in my profession. Ultimately, my belief in God as directing my steps and somewhere in all of it, belief that with Him guiding I could reach goals I set for myself.

 

YoTrip Presents: Yvette Register “A Woman People Should Know”


 

 

 

 

YoTrip Presents: Yvette Register “A Woman People Should Know”

Yvette Register Magic

 

Below is my seventh feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your business.

My name is Yvette Register. I help people manage the risks of every day life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. I also inspire people to live out their God-given dreams. I do this as a State Farm Insurance agent, motivational writer of a blog called Beyond that Dream with Yvette Register and co-founder of the Cheers to Great Health facebook page.

I am passionate about helping people protect their families through life, health and auto insurance. (www.yvetteregister.com) I am passionate about helping people develop and live their dreams. (www.BeyondThatDream.com and http://www.facebook.com/Dreamoutloudnetwork) And I am passionate about people living a healthy lifestyle and eating right. (www.facebook.com/CheersToGreatHealth)

I work hard but I am never too busy for my son, AJ. I love helping him work towards the fulfillment of his dreams!

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed in 2011, nothing mattered to me but my fight to conquer the cancer that was trying to take over my body. I focus on living and trusting in the Lord to get me through it. As a result I am now cancer free and I promised the Lord I would spend the rest of my life telling others how good God is!

I want people to know that nothing beats having faith in God. I understand that tomorrow is not promised. I live with the believe in a win/win situation. If I die, I will go to be with the Lord. If I live I will get to be here with my friends and family to impact the world.

I give God all the glory.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

When I was a little girl I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I always felt I was here to help others. Becoming an insurance agent is one of the fulfillment’s of my purpose. I get to help people in the most difficult times in their lives. I love what I do and am blessed to be a blessing to others.

Where can people find out more about you?

Feel free to contact me in the following ways:

http://www.yvetteregister.com
http://www.BeyondThatDream.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/yvetteregister
For motivation please like the following page: http://www.facebook.com/dreamoutloudnetwork
For healthy tips please like the following page: http://www.facebook.com/CheersToGreatHealth

Phone number 407-841-8257

How do you make it all happen?

I make it all happen by the grace of God. I believe Phil. 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Everyday I get up and work hard. Hard work is like planting seeds to harvest in the future. I plant and trust God for the growth!

YoTrip Presents: Marian A. Clay, “A Woman People Should Know”


 

YoTrip Presents: Marian A. Clay, “A Woman People Should Know”

Marian J Blige 2012

Below is my fifth feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  This post is near and dear to me because it is my SHERO, my joy, my inspiration, the wind beneath my wings, my Mother. It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products.

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your passion.

Marian Anderson Clay is the third of seven children raised with love by her parents Joe L. and Ruth Anderson. I am a child of God, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, and a cousin. I am an active retiree, that loves the Lord, my family and my life! I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia.  I attribute my upbringing to both sets of my family life; we spent quality time together and enjoyed being around each other.

 I have a passion for volunteering. I have been a volunteer since my youth working with individuals in my neighborhood and then I really became serious when my children were in school (I was a member of the PTA and PTS). I was instrumental in getting a traffic light put in on a major highway to help keep my children and others safe.

From 1994-2002 I worked as a hospice volunteer with St. Joseph then Trinity Hospice. My patients were dealing with all forms of cancer, HIV/AIDS, men, women who were young and old. In 1996, I was named the Employee of Year for my volunteer efforts at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Also I won a national award the Golden Rule Award from JC Penney’s for my volunteer efforts via the United Way, for my work with hospice patients. In conjunction with the Golden Rule Award I received a letter of recognition from President William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton.

Currently I volunteer with the Compass Mentoring Services Inc.; we work with at risk youth from ages 3-19 who are in need of life skills. We also assist the parents with coping and parenting skills. I also work with the Lydia Project, a group that focuses on women who have had any form of cancer. This organization provides bags of encouragement as women go through their cancer treatment. I work as a prayer partner and caller for the women in need. I am a long-time walker in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and I participate in the University Hospital’s Miracle Mile.

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

I am people oriented and I have a love of and for people. I never met a person that I forget. I ask the Lord to help me remember people and he continually does that in my daily encounters. I am God-fearing and I have a strong Christ-like personality. My family (especially my three children Yolanda, Greta, and William as well as my grandchildren) are essential to what keeps me going and growing. I humbly submit myself to serve and be of service.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

In my formable years, I realized I had a need a love and a desire to serve people. I made it my mission to give back to others; it is my life’s work. If I meet a person in need, I do my best to try to offer them assistance. My parents instilled this concept in me and I have lived by it and did my best to pass it along to my children and grandchildren. My parents also taught me the importance of being responsible and it has stayed with me all of my life.

Where do you see yourself in the times to come?

My destiny has been decided and I know that my life has been full. I want to be wherever I am needed to serve. My aspirations are to enjoy myself no matter what comes because I know who holds my future. I am always pressing towards the high calling, which for me is Christ Jesus.

How do you make it all happen?

I realize that I can do nothing myself. I have to put all my trust and faith in the Lord. I do know this,All things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.” I received a birthday card that said the following: “A women ought to appreciate her own beauty, value her own wisdom, and be surrounded by people who couldn’t agree more.”

YoTrip Presents: Dr. Darcova Triplett “A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip  Asks Five Questions  of  A”Woman People Should Know”  Dr. Darcova Triplett  IMG_5773.jpg

Below is my first feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month. It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products.

Who are you? Please share  something about yourself and your business. Greetings! I am Dr. Darcova Triplett– Wife, Mother, Educator, Poet, Author, Visionary of The STRUT Movement, Designer of Earrings and Visual Artist. My business is all about creating with the purpose of shifting the atmosphere. I Create to Provoke an Awakening to the fact that the world is waiting for each of us to STRUT in our Purpose!

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”? It is imperative that people know me because my Positivity, Creativity and Make-it-Happen STRUT IS CONTAGIOUS!!! One in encounter with me sparks a zest and zeal that will inspire and encourage you, too, to walk in your purpose expecting a life filled with unlimited possibilities and prosperity!

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world? As a child, my parents always told my sister and I that we were Unique, Distinct and Influential. Those words have always stuck with me and, to be quite honest, as far back as I can remember, I’ve ALWAYS let my little light shine.

Where can people find out more about you? For Educational Consultations regarding Desire Maps, Goal Setting and Resume Building, email me at DarcovaTriplett@gmail.com. My Collection of Poetry “Harmonious Contradictions: Expressions for the Journey from Alpha to Omega” is available online at Amazon.com. Details about The STRUT Movement and for Daily STRUT Tips by Contributors for Georgia and California, visit http://www.facebook.com/STRUT!TheMagazine.EditorinChief,Dr.DarcovaTriplett. My Custom Earrings and Original Paintings are available to view and purchase via http://www.facebook.com/GalleryTrip and http://darcovatriplett.shutterfly.com.

How do you make it all happen? My method to making it happen is really really really simple. I say GOD USE ME! Then I get quiet. What follows is a series of dreams and visions. And when I’m really still and really focused, HE GIVES SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS, TOO! I write down His plans for me… and go with the flow. As ordained, doors open and opportunities become available. As I align my will to God’s Will, He Stirs Up the Gifts already planted inside of me. It’s not rocket science and nothing miraculous about it. I ask God to fix my mind and touch my hands… AND HE SHOWS OUT EVERY TIME!

YoTrip Asks Five Questions Of “Women You Should Know”


March is National Women’s History Project Month, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination”

 

365: March

365: March (Photo credit: Flооd)

 

http://www.nwhp.org/NWHP

 

YoTrip Celebrates Women You Should Know

 
March is Women’s History Month and I think it is wonderful that the world takes 31 days and makes a seat of honor for women. In so many faces, places and spaces in this world the value of women is not even considered. In some parts of the world women are treated as second class citizens or less. The beauty of a woman‘s ability to give birth and keep the planet populated is viewed as sport by some people in this world. I am happy to honor, showcase, uplift, and praise women during the month of March and every other day of the year!

 

Recently, I was invited to sit in a circle among some bright-eyed young ladies and some seasoned, successful women for a candid conversation. The conversation was lively and spirited in the exchange of ideas and advice. At one point, I became sad to hear a young girl offer that she did not know of any women in her life to call role models. I could not let it go, I had to express to the group that being a woman is beautiful, exciting and worthy of honor and these young women needed to find the value of seeing a woman role model in their homes, schools, churches and community at large. So often, young ladies are caught up in the media hype of the rich and famous. The portrayal of the celebrities as living the life, is often what the media projects to sell products and people. This stemmed a round table poll question: who do you consider a role model and why? Most of the seasoned ladies offered that their Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, or Sister were a strong inspiration in their lives. It is my hope that when the seasoned women shared about the power of having a woman to guide you in life impacted the young ladies.

 

For the remainder of March, I will use my blog sites to feature, YoTrip Asks Five Questions of “Women You Should Know”. Stay tuned…

 

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 3/14/13- An Inventor Beyond Her Time Bessie Blount (Vol.3,Iss.1)


“A black woman can invent something for the benefit of humankind” – Bessie Blount  

Bessie Blount, was a physical therapist who worked with soldiers injured in W.W.II. Bessie Blount’s war service inspired her to patent a device, in 1951, that allowed amputees to feed themselves.

The electrical device allowed a tube to deliver one mouthful of food at a time to a patient in a wheelchair or in a bed whenever he or she bit down on the tube. She later invented a portable receptacle support that was a simpler and smaller version of the same, designed to be worn around a patient’s neck. http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventors/a/Bessie_Blount.htm

Bessie Blunt could not get all of her inventions patented with ease yet she was not deterred, but lived and worked with determination. The French government saw the need and usefulness of her inventions and shared them with the world. To read more about Bessie Blount go to http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/savior-handicapped-bessie-blount

 

March is National Women’s History Project Month, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination”
 
NWHP
Attend The Triumphant Living Workshop hosted by The YES Network on March 16, 2013 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant.  Dr. Loretta Faith Harris is the guest speaker and will provide strategies on how to turn your tragedy into triumph, accomplish successful transition after life-altering circumstances, recuperate mind, body, soul after a tragic occurrence, and increase personal motivation to complete important projects.

Learn More about Triumphant Living Workshops & Register Online for a Donation of $24.95:www.lorettafaithharris.com/events/triumphantlivingtour
A percentage of all proceeds (lunch & books) will be donated to The Journey Less Traveled Foundation, Inc.

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday, April 20, 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
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results of a love affair between
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for March 20, 2012-Advocate For Justice-Ida B. Wells (Vol.3, Iss.3)


Memphis, Tennessee. Ida B. Wells marker

Memphis, Tennessee. Ida B. Wells marker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Advocate For Justice-Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was born a slave in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Her father, James, was a carpenter and her mother, Elizabeth, was a famous cook. Both parents were literate and taught Ida how to read at a young age. She was surrounded by political activists and grew up with a sense of hope about the possibilities of former slaves within the American society. Both parents died, along with an infant brother, during the 1878 yellow fever epidemic when Ida was 16 years old. At that young age, she assumed the responsibility of rearing her five younger brothers and sisters.

She soon became a teacher in order to earn money for the family and eventually ended up working in Memphis. While there, one day changed her life forever. She has accustomed to riding the train in whatever seat she chose. In 1883, she sued the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad because they forbade her from sitting in the ladies coach subsequently wrote and article about the experience. The success of her article about the ease influenced her career change to journalist.

As injustices against former slaves raged throughout the South and a reign of terror began, Wells’ sense of indignation and quest for justice was fueled. She decided to use her pen to expose the motives behind the violence. Lynching had become one of the main tactics in the strategy to terrorize blacks, and exposing its real purpose became the target of her crusade for justice. When three of her male friends, who were upstanding, law-abiding, successful businessmen (in direct competition with white businessmen), were lynched on the pretext of a crime they did not commit, Wells wrote about the situation with a clarity and forcefulness that riveted the attention of both blacks and whites. Her major contention that lynchings were a systematic attempt to subordinate the black community was incendiary.  To read the complete story go to: http://www.idabwells.org/

 

Celebrate our beauty and brilliance: National Women’s History Month Project 2012

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild Presents
The 5th Annual Literacy Benefit Dinner
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Reception 6:30 p.m. – Program 7:30 p.m.
Rodeway Inn Conference Center, 7050 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL.
Theme: “What About The Children”

For details on tickets and sponsorship go to: http://www.orwriters.org/ 
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 8, 2012-Honoring Women Globally (Vol.3, Iss.1)


International Women's Day 2010

International Women's Day 2010 (Photo credit: Dublin City Public Libraries)

Honoring Women Globally

International Women's Day

Today the world recognizes and honors women all over the planet. Let me simply say: Happy International Women’s Day! Read below to find out more information on the history of this day.

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

1908
Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

1917
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for “bread and peace” in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women’s strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. http://www.internationalwomensday.com

Celebrate National Women’s History Month Project 2012





Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

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