Originally Shenitha Holmes started our group (Beautiful Minority Sistas Loving Life) in February of 2014. She had the idea of gathering a group of minority women together in Salt Lake City together and building a connection between us. Since her departure, I (Danielle Bohanan) have taken over as the group organizer to continue with that vision.
Our current vision is one that we would like to focus on the aspects of sisterhood, long lasting friendships, and the empowerment and support of each other. Also, demonstrating strength and empowerment for everyone, and giving a sense of belonging. Since there is such a small community of minority women in Salt Lake we would like to forge lasting bonds between us.
Our group would also like to focus on the betterment of local women in the area so that we have a place to come together and share our life experiences. We all come from different backgrounds and cultures, but we also have a commonality that we are unique in that there is only a small group of us in Salt Lake.
We would like our group to be a place where we can discuss issues and our personal experiences about situations that we may not feel comfortable discussing in other groups, also, a place where we can have fun and enjoy the local events as well as other activities that we plan.
*We now have a sister group called Gettin Out of Dodge for members who are interested in traveling in and outside of the country. This group is run by Dani (Danielle A.) Please take the time to visit her page if this is an interest that you have at http://www.meetup.com/Gettin-out-of-Dodge/
*****PLEASE PLAN TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER! ***** Meetups are supposed to be fun. The idea is that you either show up and have an AWESOME time with your fellow SHADE, or you never show up and never get to do what you came here to do..."HANG OUT WITH AWESOME WOMEN!" So, to make sure that you are sharing your awesome self with us, please check out our Meetup page regularly, come to Meetups when you can, and suggest meetups you would like to see. We host events almost every weekend and sometimes times during the week. If you are inactive (this includes page-views) for 2 months or more, you will be automatically removed from the group.
Please feel free to offer your suggestions on how to improve the group.
We wish all of you a huge welcome and look forward to getting to know you!