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Women's Elevation Magazine

WE ELEVATE.

Elevating your mindset. WE Magazine believes in self awareness as well as bridging the gap between body, mind, and soul. Our readers should take note that without a healthy body your mind and soul cannot be prosperous. It is important for WE Magazine to teach our readers about the importance of taking care of oneself because that is truly the first step in maintaining a successful life.

WE INSPIRE.

Inspiring others is key. WE Magazine provides inspirational topics that not only push women to go for their dreams, but also think outside the box. WE Magazine inspires you to step out of your comfort zone.  With the implementation of having contributing writers we are able to give you different views on various situations. We also take comments from our readers regarding what they want to hear about and who they want to hear it from.

WE PROMOTE.

Promoting the issues that affect women. WE Magazine promotes the issues that matter. The topics we cover include: the Black Lives Matter movement, Say Her Name, feminism, community outreach, sexual health and relationships, and women’s health. We believe it is important to not only cover these topics, but also interview women that have expertise. By discussing these hard hitting topics we hope to educate our readers on the world around them.

ABOUT US

 

Women’s Elevation Magazine was created to inspire women to create, share, advise others on how to accomplish their dreams. Founder, DeLisha Sylvester looked to form an informational platform to promote up and coming businesses owned by women across the US. Since then Women’s Elevation Magazine has grown to include covering the issues that matter to women. Her goal is to start the conversations that might be difficult to have. She was inspired by her mantra “Be Determined, Be Inspired, Be Blessed!” this magazine hopes to put that mantra to the test by promoting, inspiring, informing, educating, and elevating the minds of the women that read it.

Women’s Elevation Magazine combines promoting women from all walks of life. We combine inspiration, health, politics, spirituality, and life lessons to make each issue memorable. WE Magazine was created to inspire women to create, share, and advise others on how to accomplish their dreams, as well as share the stories of some dynamic women. Since our start in August 2012 we have been able to reach over 39,000 people. This reach extends from the everyday working woman to the college student to the CEO.

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"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."

Marian Wright Edelman

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"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."

Mae Jemison

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Formation: Black Girl Slayage

Has anyone else heard Beyoncé’s new song “Formation?” If not then you must have spent your entire weekend under a rock. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite Beyonce songs. I love it not just because she slays, not just because the dance moves make me want to get up a do a jig, and not even because the beat alone makes me want to throw some hot sauce in my bag. I love it because of the underlying, yet very vocalized call to come together. I love it because she basically screams black lives matter while showcasing strong images of black people. I love it because she addresses the devastation that still exists in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Lastly, I love it because black girls of all shades came together and proceeded to shut it down. Did you see the choreography? Did you see the wardrobe changes? Did you catch the classy, yet sassy appeal those girls have?

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PHOTO CREDIT: TINA KNOWLES/ INSTAGRAM

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And the Award Goes to…Somebody White

I was on Twitter recently and apparently the Oscar nominations have come out thus creating a new hashtag. #OscarsSoWhite flooded my timeline showcasing the disdain that people of color, and some not of color, had for the white washed Oscars. As I scrolled through a few tweets, my eyes began to roll. Why? I remembered that we go through this every year or at least every other year. My first thought was I don’t watch the Oscars. My second thought was why do we keep feeding into the thought that the Oscars is the end all, be all. Lastly, I circled back around to the fact that this is NOT new.

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Nimrata, where you at girl?

“For me, that starts right where it always has: I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants who reminded my brothers, my sister and me every day how blessed we were to live in this country.

“Growing up in the rural south, my family didn’t look like our neighbors, and we didn’t have much. There were times that were tough, but we had each other, and we had the opportunity to do anything, to be anything, as long as we were willing to work for it.” ~ Nikki Haley, Republican Response (2016)

On Tuesday, January 12th, after President Obama’s last State of the Union address the Republican Party gave it’s response. Who spoke on behalf of the party? Well none other than Nimrata, I mean Nikki Haley herself. She spoke about everything from the Charleston 9 (she is the governor of South Carolina) to ISIS. While she spoke on a range of issues, I couldn’t help but wonder—Who is this woman? Yes, I know her title, but who is Nikki Haley? I came to the conclusion that not even Nikki Haley knows who she is. Nikki isn’t even her first name. So I ask: Nimrata, where you at girl? Don’t get me wrong she has accomplished a lot, but she has obviously lost herself in the process. Born of Indian heritage, but she seemingly chooses to identify with her secondary name probably because it’s easier to say. It’s easier for people to “identify” with. The governors of the Republican Party is filled with names like Bobby Jindal (I’ll get to him in a minute), Susana Martinez, and Mary Fallin so it’s no wonder she thought it easier to switch to Nikki.

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Cultural Appropriation: Misinterpretation of Blackness

Everybody wanna be a n****, but don’t nobody wanna be a n**** ~ Paul Mooney

This quote has been sticking on my mind for a few weeks now. It’s not something that is new to me, but hearing it again recently put it into perspective. The idea that it’s cool to be black, unless you have to be black is not new concept; it’s just a system of appropriation. The appropriation of black culture has hit an all-time high. With people like Kim Kardashian, Iggy Azelea, Rachel Dolozal and countless others using their idea of black culture in order to get ahead I have to ask: What is their idea of black culture? Is it just the music? Is the just the fashion? Is it just the abilities we have athletically? What is it? And why is it that those are the only things that are taken from “black culture”? At the end of the day it’s simple “Everybody wanna be a n****, but don’t nobody wanna be a n****.” It’s easier to take the easy stuff and just apply it to your life. It’s easy to get some tanning oil, put some fix a flat in your body, get some Poetic Justice braids, and pretend to be black. Pretend to be “down,” but are you down when the bodies are dropping? Are you down when black men are being racially profiled or when black women are being overly sexualized? What part are you “down” with exactly?

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What Happened To Sandra Bland? Sign The Petition

If you're getting tired of me posting about Sandra Bland realize this I don't get tired. Why? Because if we don't keep standing up and speaking out there will be more. Replace her face with your own. Realize that it could have been you, your mother, your daughter, your niece. Stay woke. #WhatHappenedToSandraBland #sayhername #sandrabland #sandyspeaks #blackwomenmatter #blacklivesmatter

If you’re getting tired of me posting about Sandra Bland realize this I don’t get tired. Why? Because if we don’t keep standing up and speaking out there will be more. Replace her face with your own. Realize that it could have been you, your mother, your daughter, your niece. Stay woke. #WhatHappenedToSandraBland #sayhername #sandrabland #sandyspeaks #blackwomenmatter #blacklivesmatter

Sign the petition here, demand justice for Sandra Bland.

On Monday July 13th 2015 Sandra Bland, a 28 year-old Black woman from the suburbs of Chicago was found dead in a Waller County, Texas jail cell. The circumstances surrounding her death are at best unclear and given known facts, very disturbing.

Sandra Bland, a Prairie View A&M graduate, had recently arrived in Texas to start new employment in the state and was residing with her uncle. On Friday July 10th 2015, Ms. Bland was pulled over by local Waller County Sheriffs for failing to signal before changing lanes.

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A Lesson on Worthiness: My Existence is My Worth By Lorea Sample

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