BLACK WOMEN: If an Olympian cannot take a break then we are all f*cked!

I never knew my idol Dominique Dawes took heat for saying Simone Biles was “courageous” for sitting out of the 2020 Olympic competition for her mental health. Like I said in my comment on her LinkedIn post, I think it’s mighty funny that when Black women do (or refuse to do) something to maintain their peace, sanity it’s a problem.

I know we have Black girl magic but we are HUMAN and we get tired too. Even the Simone Biles’ of the world need a break.

This is why I’m a proponent of dismantling the cultural trope of the Strong Black Woman.

So if you need a break but are struggling to cut the cape, you need to sign up for the 4th Annual Strong Black Woman Redefined Conference before we sell out.

Cut the cape, trash that mask, free yourself from faux resiliency and REGISTER TODAY for the 4th Annual Strong Black Woman Redefined Conference. Your ticket gives you FULL ACCESS to programming aimed at helping YOU heal. Join us for a full day of:


You can choose from a variety of workshops centered around Black women’s mental health and wellness on topics such as:

🗣👂🏾Getting connected with a therapist or other wellness provider
🖐🏾Enforcing boundaries
🥗Healthy meals for busy Black women
💅🏾Reducing stress
💪🏾Building confidence
🤱🏾Being a better parent

Get your tickets today at

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08:00 a.m. Breakfast
09:00 a.m. General Session
10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:45 p.m. Lunch + Panel Discussion
02:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
05:00 p.m. Evening Reception (VIP Only)

Designed by a Black woman for Black women, the Strong Black Woman Redefined Conference brings together policymakers, providers, and persons with lived experience to dismantle the damaging cultural construct of the Strong Black Woman.

Mental wellness is an ever evolving, courageous journey that is yours and yours alone. Own it.

- Regina Renaye

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