Be inspired, Be the change,
Be the life of the party you deserve

No one should tell you when it’s appropriate to celebrate life, and we’re here to make sure of that.

Hi, I'm Debbie!

Party Positivity Pioneer. Women’s Empower-preneur. Social Cause Impacter.

I’m on a mission to slay the clichés of womanhood, one party at a time. 

Let’s get this party started

Party Positivity is the fusion of my two passions: women's empowerment and party planning. My career of 15 years in public health leadership/advocacy has been devoted to gender-based social justice causes such as reproductive health rights and health care access for marginalized women and girls. Women’s empowerment is at the heart of what I do. Outside of my profession, party planning has been my lifelong forte (I kid you not, even in grade school, I was in charge of organizing class parties, assemblies, and dances). As a teen and into my college years, I continued my hustle taking on event planning gigs. In 2019 when I was accepted into a public health doctorate program, I hosted a "Back-To-School Shower" dinner party that included a school supply registry on my invitations. Whether it's choosing a contraceptive, career, or celebration- I am a proponent of a woman's fundamental human right of choice.

So, what exactly does it mean to #bepartypositive?

The party positive pillars






 the diverse, alternative, and unsung celebrations of womanhood

through celebration, the dimensions of womanhood that have been suppressed and constantly silenced by societal expectations

outdated and stereotypical traditions into more progressive and authentic celebrations

the pluralism of celebrations and other days of observance across cultures

for equitable and just systemic forms of celebrations: holidays, observances, commemorations, heritage months, & ceremonials— affecting women and girls

My social calendar has always been (meaningfully) filled with graduation parties, weddings, baby showers, and birthday celebrations for friends and family. While these are all beautiful occasions to celebrate, it always felt like these were the only acceptable markers of female “adulting.”
Though I also aspired to reach these milestone events, I often felt that my other (equally if not more deserving) personal accomplishments were overshadowed by the traditions society expected me to celebrate.

  • No one gave a speech-filled toast when I traveled outside of the country solo for the first time.
  • No one threw confetti in the air when I paid  off my car.
  • And no one hosted a shower (or sprinkle!) when I decided to pursue a second graduate degree.

So, I did!

I want other women to feel empowered to celebrate life on their own terms, just like I did. 

Here are some of my other sources of inspiration:




songs on repeat


•“Eat, Pray, Love” By Elizabeth Gilbert
 • “Sister Outsider” By Audre Lorde
• “Lean In” By Sheryl Sandberg

• “Sex and the City” Seasons 1-6
• Patty Jenkins' “Wonder Woman”

• #HalftheSkyMovement By Sheryl WuDunn & Nicholas Kristof
• #ChangeDestiny By Katie Couric & SK-II

• “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” By Cyndi Lauper
• "Girl on Fire” By Alicia Keys

• Corazon Aquino
• Ruth Bader Ginsburg
• Annalise Enrile

• Amal Alamuddin Clooney
• Christine Blasey Ford
• Maria Ressa

Are you in search of inspiration too?


Why does society get to define which occasions in womanhood are celebration-worthy? This is our party, and the #partypositivemovement is here to revolutionize the party scene of womanhood.

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