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Testimonies

Testimonies are personal accounts, oral and living histories pertaining to black grandmothers. When we testify, we share our stories to liberate ourselves and others, in this case black grandmothers and their grandchildren. Each testimony will feature a visual and/or audio representation of the story being shared. From across generations, time periods, and time zones, testimonies will reveal how black grandmothers, past and present, help define who we are and what we can become.

TESTIMONY: NATALIE DAISE
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: NATALIE DAISE

For more than 30 years, Natalie Daise (November 1960-) has developed and facilitated interactive learning experiences for educators, students, and audiences in schools, universities, conferences, and other venues. Her belief …
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TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

Few have loved me as hard as you. Being able to show you that love in return, especially at the end of your life, is one of my best things. …
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TESTIMONY: KELLY PRICE
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: KELLY PRICE

“From Mama Bear to Mama Bear Times Ten”

Kelly Cherelle Price (April 4, 1973-) is the 2nd of 3 daughters born to Rev. Joseph and Mrs. Claudia Price. “Although …
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RESILIENCE: Something Or Someone Put the Stars, the Moon, the Sun in the Sky
5 years ago

RESILIENCE: Something Or Someone Put the Stars, the Moon, the Sun in the Sky

Resilience is a belief in something bigger than you, in the world unseen, and in the spirit realm.

“As far as a God, I tell them that there is a …
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RESILIENCE: It’s All About Love
5 years ago

RESILIENCE: It’s All About Love

Resilience is understanding that love is the highest form of energy there is. Love is radical and revolutionary.

“Pat: I believe in God, but I don’t go for all that …
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RESILIENCE: DEVELOP A MORNING RITUAL
5 years ago

RESILIENCE: DEVELOP A MORNING RITUAL

Resilience is knowing that how you start your day matters. When we take time to center and prepare for the day ahead it’s harder to knock us off of our …
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RESILIENCE: MAKE A WAY
5 years ago

RESILIENCE: MAKE A WAY

By  •  Resilience, Work

Resilience is working hard for what you want and when it doesn’t pay off, thinking outside the box, and sticking with it. It is falling but getting back up, failing …
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TESTIMONY: CYNTHIA REYNOLDS
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: CYNTHIA REYNOLDS

“Raised to Love”

Ruth Bowden (unknown-1982) is my grandmother. When I was about 3-years-old, I had to stay at home with my grandmother while my sisters and brothers attended school. …
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TESTIMONY: TONYA DEDEAUX
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: TONYA DEDEAUX

“Always A Class Act”

My grandmother’s name was Ora D. Bradford and she lived in St. Louis, Missouri. As a little girl, I grew up in Mississippi and it was …
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TESTIMONY: ALISA CRUMPLER-CALLENDER
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: ALISA CRUMPLER-CALLENDER

Sophia-Bill Road: The Land That Gave Us Who We Are

Alisa Crumpler-Callender is a homemaker (aka CEO of the Callender household) located in Smyrna, Georgia. Married for 21 …
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