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.
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outdated and stereotypical traditions into more progressive and authentic celebrations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.
So, I did!
Here are some of my other sources of inspiration:
songs on repeat
INSPIRATIONAL FEMME WARRIORS
PARTY OVER TO THE BLOG
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.