#Gratitude.

If you are wondering why the smile on my face is so rich and full and beautiful, it is because that is how I felt all night on last Saturday when my 14th annual Women's HerStory Month Celebration, Sistahs Inspiring Positivity (SIP) was happening. The event was truly awesome (not just for me), and many of us are still smiling because we experienced such an uplifting evening, and it still lingers in our hearts.

Thanks to everyone who donated. Thanks to those who sent love and light my way because they could not attend. Thanks to each person who took time out of their precious evening to come and spend with us at Sweet Home Jamaica .

You can see the photos HERE to feel some of the joy we felt on Saturday.

The performances, fashion show, fellowship, surprises, energy, food and beverages, energy and people were collectively perfect! The icing on the cake was that the event left us with a firmHER (not a typo) commitment to keep supporting each other. As women (and men), it is our responsibility to lift each other up instead of tearing each other down. Let us debunk the myth that Black people do not support each other. Let us change the narrative and show by example that we are truly Sistahs who inspire other sistahs and Black people who give back to Blacks.

Please note that even though the #SIP event is over, we are still fundraising as we want to be able to take more computers to Ghana. Please consider making a FREE WILL donation HERE or if you have a new laptop you would like to donate, contact me by April 15th.

Peace & Blessings,

Rosie Peppy Parke
Creative Director/Founder
Peppy Entertainment & Promotions and The Give Black Foundation
Here is a little video I made to summarize the essence of #SIP. enjoy :-)
THE AWARDEES ON SATURDAY RECEIVING THEIR AWARD
Yasmin Anderson-Smith is the founder of Every Girl Can and KYMS Image Consulting.
Aneeta Malcolm is an accomplished drummer and singer and the wife of legendary reggae artist, Carl Malcolm.
Dr. Claire Nelson is founder of The Institute of Caribbean Studies. Karema Daley accepted the award on Dr. Nelson's behalf.
Fiona Wright is the founder of Caribbean Vibes Radio and the promoter for Reggae Tuesdays. Unfortunately, she was not in attendance on Saturday.
Denise 'Didi' Dixon is an event planner extraordinaire and the owner of My DoME LLC.
Ethlyn Cowan is the founder of Ethlyn's Hope, Inc. and does mission trips and volunteer work in Kenya.

Spotlight on Reshada Pullen-Jireh
Our Featured Visual Artist at SIP

Reshada Pulle-Jireh has been the featured visual artist at our annual women's event for over 6 years.

On this past Saturday, Reshada created the piece featured at right (24"x36" acrylic on canvas) right before our eyes. The painting is being auctioned until April 15, 2019 and proceeds will be used to purchase computers to take to Ghana in May 2019. The current bid is $500 but the piece is valued at $2400. If you are interested in placing a bid, please email me at peppypromotions@gmail.com with your offer.
" My name is Reshada Pullen-Jireh. I am a visual storyteller, a teaching artist, and a visual arts leader in the Metro Washington, DC area.
I create mostly paintings of people because I am fascinated by our joys, challenges, triumphs, and the ways we give and receive love. I am captivated by the way people have the ability to express the God within them, uniquely. I delight in the manifestation of our creator’s multifaceted being through people."
At left I was having a laugh with Tony Walker who is the owner of Sweet Home Jamaica at the event on Saturday. There are so many awesome photos from the event, all captured by Shaka Watson of 3lindvision Photography.
Click HERE to see the Photo Album and please reach out to Shaka to cover your next event, wedding, graduation, and for family portraits. Shaka can be contacted at 3lindvisionphotography@gmail.com.
We sincerely thank our sponsors who helped to us to produce this awesome event
DJ Kev