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On this page, you’ll find different resources related to our mission of helping you grow personally, financially. professionally, and health wise. Check-in every month to see what new tools we’ll be sharing!
Personal Growth Resource
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
Toni Morrison, arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time, now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.
The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights.
She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.
BOSTON AREA PEOPLE OF COLOR THERAPIST CONTACT LIST
Mental health is all the rage right now, as it should be! As women of color, we’ve experienced a number of different types of trauma due to the intersection of our gender and race, not to mention any other life problems we may be facing on a daily basis. Therapy is a vital resource to help us navigate our mental health but sometimes it can be hard because we’d like to seek help from a professional who can relate to our identity. Check out the custom list with contact info of therapist of color in the Greater Boston area to get you started.
Professional Development Resource
Conferences Women of Color Should Attend in 2019
Conferences are great way to network with professionals and leaders in your field of interest. Whether in finance, beauty, or tech, there is a conference out there for you. Also, they are can be a great excuse to get of town (sometimes on your employer’s dime)! Check them out below:
Health and Wellness Resource
Okay, we know starting a health & wellness journey can seem like a daunting task. Everywhere you turn these days, you’re hearing about fitness, wellness, health, and all of it can be extremely overwhelming.
That’s why Queens Company is right here to help guide you on your mission to achieve those health & wellness goals!
This month we’re continuing with the most important aspect of our health which is our diet! Check out this healthy recipe below created by our Administrative Director, Joanne, who just so happens to be a nutritionist.
16 oz Tuscan kale washed and drained
2 cloves garlic minced or grated (or you could use garlic Powder)
¼ cup low-sodium fat free chicken broth/vegetable stock (or you could use the chicken juice that you season your meat with)
pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt/ garlic powder
freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil/ olive oil
Wash kale with cold water and let drain. Pour olive oil and red pepper flakes in a large skillet, and bring to heat over medium-heat, until oil begins to shimmer, and red pepper flakes begin to sizzle.
Add the kale, carefully in an even layer. Cover with lid and let cook without stirring for 1 minute. Remove lid and stir kale around until evenly mixed. Cover again for 2 minutes. Add garlic, chicken broth, salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. Cover and let cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 8-12 minutes.
Depending on how tender you enjoy your kale, you could continue to cook it down even longer. Taste as you go, adjusting the seasoning as needed, adding more broth as needed. You could add the honey at the very end to offset any bitterness, if you like.
Serve and enjoy.
Financial Empowerment Resource
9 Personal Finance Books for Women
As women and especially women of color we have to balance a world of things. We owe it to our selves to do our very best to educate ourselves on money, finances, and building wealth. Reading finance books keeps us focused and inspired on our financial goals. If you are looking for your next read, check out the blog below to find your next gem.