A Woman’s Celebration is a women’s empowerment wellness conference centered on self-love and mental health advocacy. This celebration includes an award ceremony honoring seven women who have persevered through struggles including imprisonment, domestic violence, depression and other mental health difficulties, but insist on shining hope on others. This award is also given to mental health professionals who celebrate community, unity and/or the advancement of the mental health inclusion and reform.
The goal of the event is to:
empower and encourage women to stand in their greatness and use their voice for personal, community and political advancement.
share the importance of self-love, community love and mastering the mind.
solidify our gratitude for women’s advocacy by presenting seven women with the Hope Appreciation Award
provide women entrepreneurs opportunity for sales, guidance and mentoring.
provide a community space where women can explore, love, learn and move past trauma and step into their purpose.
This conference is important because women in urban communities need the edification and encouragement provided when they are provided with examples of life beyond adversity from women that look like them and have traveled the roads they are currently on.
Each year’s celebration host hundreds of guests, and includes impactful speakers, an influential film screening, and inspiring poetry, all while showcasing theater and various forms of visual arts. Through this annual conference, Love Thyself First highlights the trials, tribulations and triumphs woman face on the journey to self-acceptance and self-love, also signifying the importance of spirituality and the value of mental wellness.