Still We Rise: Celebrating the Power of Women’s Stories in RVA

Are you addicted to hurry?

Do you run through your everyday life?

How often do you carve out time to think about your own life story?

How did you get from there to here?

And, maybe, more importantly how do you get from here to where you really want to be?

One thing is for sure: most of us need time for reflection so that we can move forward more powerfully in our own lives.

Click to view a PDF about the event.All of us have a unique journey to take, but isn’t it fascinating that there are so many universals truths we all share? I have been asked to share part of my personal story with a tremendous gathering of women on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At Still We Rise: Celebrating the Power of Women’s Stories, women’s fiction writer and Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Stacy Hawkins Adams will host an inspirational brunch that will honor women and their stories. The best part is that you are invited to attend, too.

From the depths of failure and turmoil grow the seeds of positive action. My story will focus on the need to dig deeper and not just “skim the surface of life.”  Be still. 

Listen for the wee voice of hope, faith and love — I did, and it has transformed me.

Still We Risewill be held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, located at 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, Va. Tickets are $50 per person. Ticket sale proceeds will be donated, in part, to Lewis Ginter’s programming and to lead and facilitate a writing seminar for women who live in a local women’s shelter.

“I’d like to encourage women in transition to understand that even during their most challenging seasons, they can use writing as therapy of sorts, and take the revelations that come from penning their stories and speaking their truths to push through and flourish,” said Adams.

The deadline to register is Oct. 20. Get details and registration about the event.

Talley Baratka is a busy mom of three who delights in helping Rhudy & Co. clients solve tough communication challenges. She's also the founder of Impact 100 Richmond, a grassroots effort to champion the power of women giving together.