Eloquently Spoken is a Women Support Group that is dedicated to providing a safe space for Women to express themselves. This organization is focused on the Mental Heath & Wellness of Women. The purpose of this support group is to provide a nonjudgmental environment where encouragement and support is a key factor. My goal is to allow Women the freedom to be heard and to provide them with the reassurance that they are not alone.
Eloquently Spoken was an idea for 7 years before I finally decided to launch in 2020. I had envisioned starting a Women's group due to my own personal traumas in which I experienced. I knew that like myself there were many women who needed a support system. I was also aware that no matter how many people you may have in your life, you can still feel alone or not want to share your personal problems with them. Ironically some people would rather expose themselves to strangers than someone they know, which avoids judgement or criticism from familiar faces.
After 7 years of fear, I started my own Women Support Group. In 2020, I spontaneously made the conscious decision to create a flyer for the Launch. I looked at the calendar and chose any date in the month of February and inputted that date onto the flyer. It was now official. I began sending out the flyer and knew that I couldn't back out now. Although still instilled with fear, I proceeded.
One of the best decisions that I've ever made was believing in myself. I launched the business and shortly after, the world was shut down due to the Covid Pandemic. At first I thought, how could this be happening. After all these years, when I finally decide to start my business, the world shuts down. Well, contrary to what I thought, this Women Support Group was going to be needed now more than ever. I held monthly meetings via Zoom for the next two years. I provided a safe space for women to release their emotions from the losses they suffered. I created a sisterhood with Women I didn't know and they were sharing their experiences and thanking me for the forum in which I started.
Shortly after starting the business, I decided to launch the apparel brand. I created T-shirts, Hoodies and Tote bags and created a signature look for the Women of Eloquently Spoken to wear to show our solidarity for one another.
ES provides community support for Women residing in different areas who may not want the traditional help of a therapist, individual therapy and/or group therapy but may consider or benefit more from a group support system of common interest. Therefore, ES provides this service in many ways such as Women's retreats, Team building, and Group discussions focusing on a variety of issues that Women may face. In order to reach this goal, thus far, ES has sponsored such events that allowed Women to share, be inspired and to address emotional needs and support.
By receiving this funding it will afford Eloquently Spoken the opportunity to expand in services, resources and in our ongoing support. We would achieve this goal by setting up a centralized location in Canarsie, Brooklyn where monthly meetings will be held and a safe haven would be further established. We would also focus on the area of resources in the event that additional professional services are needed, we would be able to outsource cases through referrals. And lastly, we would focus on ongoing support in addition to our group meetings. We would develop a mirrored emergency response team to help Women who may be in immediate need (eg displaced, lack of food, lack of Financial support, clothing).
I founded Eloquently Spoken with the intention of providing a space that would allow Women voices to be heard and to break the bias that women aren't supportive towards one another. I personally had different experiences in friendships, some good and some bad and what it taught me was that with the right circle of Women amazing things can happen. I have been priviledged to create a space where one can truly be their full selves, no matter what that looks like. It's a space that says we are going to love on each other while we figure this life out.
A Brooklyn native with a Criminology degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and over 20 years in Social Service, I recognized that helping people has always been my passion whether personally or in my career. And now life has afforded me the opportunity to help in another aspect of my Life.
I birthed this idea due to my own personal traumas and knew I wasn't alone and wanted to help other Women who was willing to not stay stuck in their situations and reset their lives. In this process, I realized that having the right circle of Women around you is the biggest life upgrade. Sisterhood is not a destination but a Journey.