1. WHAT’S YOUR THING:
My thing is passionately giving back through life changing experiences. My thing is loving unconditionally. My thing is constantly trying to be a "fixer". My thing is making others happy at all costs!
2. WHAT GOT YOU DOING THIS?
It's always been my way of life. My parents raised me in a very loving, caring and giving back environment - I can't see it any other way. It makes me feel good inside and outside. Gives my daughter something to look forward to and something to be proud of!
3. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOU IN 4 YEARS?
In 4 years, I see myself elevating others to see their best self. Pulling the potential that others didn't know existed inside of them. Helping others realize that there is life after hurt and happiness through all transitions and seasons of life! In 4 years, I see my non profit continuing to grow and partnering with fruitful and beneficial mental health awareness programs. Personally, in 4 years I see myself crushing motherhood and supporting my daughter 1000% as she builds her brand and continues to evolve as an incredible human being!
4. WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE?
Serving mothers and children in the community by providing support and education on mental health awareness. Advocating for change to bring awareness to the adversities that many mothers face on a daily basis.
Offering a network and a community based environment for a healthy, happy mama so that she can be strong menatlly, spiritually and emotionally for a healthy and happy mini me.
5. WHAT DO YOU WANT GIRLS & WOMAN TO KNOW?
Self love is the best love that you could ever give yourself.
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MEN TO KNOW ABOUT WOMAN IN YOUR FIELD?
We appreciate and love our men for supporting mothers and the villages of raising healthy and happy children. We couldn't do what we do without the love, support, concern, and teamwork that men provide.
7. WHAT’S NEW YOU HAVE IN THE WORKS OR TO COME?
Happy Mama happy mini, Inc. have expanded our website. We now provide information on Black Lives Matter, bi-monthly Mental Health Awareness SolCentered Therapy updates. This month includes; six tips to confront back to school stress, PDF worksheets, and we've also included an important resources tab to help those in immediate need of support. As we continue to grow and partner with other nonprofits and business leaders in the Mental Health field, we will provide additional resources to our community and continue to create exciting ways to connect with our happy mama's and happy mini's. Once Covid-19 comes to a halt, we will resume our Inaugural "Shoe Benefit" Sneaker Ball Gala.
GOING TO SCHOOL TOGETHER, I KNOW THE GREAT HISTORY AND PRIDE WE TAKE IN CAU (Clark Atlanta University) AND THE IMPACT IT AND OTHER HBCUS HAD ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND MEET ANY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, WHO WOULD IT BE? WHERE? WHY? AND WHAT WOULD YOU WANNA DISCUSS?
Civil Rights... I would love to meet American civil rights activist, Ruby Bridges. My brilliant daughter Hannah Marie would have to be with me when I sit down and chat with Ruby! Why? For several reasons, one she's from New Orleans and those are our roots! NOLA BLOOD and proud. But most importantly, because at only six years old, she made a huge fearless statement in America. I see that same confidence in my four year old daughter. I love it, I admire it and I deeply appreciate it. Education is huge in my household, so I couldn't think of a better person to be a mentor to my child and discuss the thoughts behind her famous quote "Don't follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!"
Find out more about Nichelle and Happy Mama Happy Mini at website: www.happymamahappymini.org
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