"... Let's talk about you and meee, let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may beee, let's talk about (Black Nubian) Stress, let's talk about Stress!" 😊
Yuh nouah dem way, deh?
* PLEASE READ TO THE END (PARTICULARLY THE PARAGRAPH BEGINNING (£$£)) BEFORE ASKING TO JOIN * - * THIS GROUP IS AIMED SPECIFICALLY AT THE WOMEN (AND MEN) DESCRIBED WITHIN IT - PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED (OR TRY TO JOIN) IF IT DOES NOT FIT YOU - THERE ARE MANY OTHER GROUPS ON MEETUP THAT WILL SUIT YOU MORE *
(***) One of my greatest pleasures is going out to a really nice, preferably London-based, venue with a group of *loving, mature, kind-hearted, honest, genuine, generous, supportive, relaxed, funny, upbeat, sophisticated, Black, Nubian girlfriends*. (***)
Our sole aim would be to spend the night joking, laughing, singing, bonding over a couple of drinks whilst dancing up a storm to great music (RnB, Reggae, Neo-Soul, Soul, Soca, Rare-Grooves, Dancehall, Bashment, and … of course … Lovers ...) until dawn breaks.
One of my greatest concerns is Stress. Don't get me wrong - we all need a certain amount of stress otherwise we would not get up out of bed in the mornings!
I'm talking about the kind of Stress which, more and more, is beginning to negatively impact on every aspect of our lives: Work-Related Stress.
Do you feel diversity-linked Stressed because of the inconsiderate and/or deliberate actions of your colleagues? In particular, do you feel excluded or targeted because of your diversity and cultural differences stemming from your Caribbean background? Are you 47+ years old?
Are you just more diversely intelligent than your superior(s), much to their chagrin? Are you trying to "hol' it dohwn" but really you want to bring it all up, climb onto the nearest desk and shout at the top of your lungs?!
I can't promise to fix those problems, that is a journey for each of us to undertake and overcome, whilst keeping our cool.
What I can do is set up this "L(PA)TA(BN)SB" Meetup Group, for us to use as a safe, confidential, supportive platform to ... talk. To confide in others. To advise. To get other perspectives and, hopefully, to learn tips on what and how, when and where to do next.
It would be lovely for us to meetup, say, twice a month (commitments and finances permitting). We could have coffee/tea and cake to catch-up. We could even have dinner or something, time permitting, before going out dancing (like no one is watching and singing like no one is listening), just to let our hair down (whether it's natural, permed, relaxed, plaited, weaved, loxed or just shaved!). To enjoy this human experience we are all undergoing.
No drama, no negativity, nor any other low-level behaviour will be tolerated, for any reason!
If you can't make it after RSVPing yes, change your RSVP or contact one of us to advise, in advance/as soon as you know. "No-shows" are a definite no-no! Don't go there, peeps!!
(£$£) As well as joining this Group, what I need from you is >>> £3 PER 6 MONTHS <<< to be paid on joining (no ifs, no buts), in order to help me pay Meetup for their upfront, 6 monthly, Administration costs. This cost is incurred by me, straightaway, in order to access Meetup's platform to create this Group (not to mention the time and effort expended adding content and the maintenance thereafter). (£$£)
Creating a Group on Meetup is not free.
If you don't already have a Paypal account and don't want to open one, just inbox me your email address and/or phone number. I will send you a GBP3.31 Membership Subscription Request (which includes Paypal's 31p fee) -- Your reimbursement fee is kept deliberately low.
What do you say, mature Ladies (and Gentlemen)? Are you in??
Glad to hear it because I need your input and creativity to make this Group work - after all: "nouuh maaiiiaan is an islaaaaaaand, noohhuoohoh, nouuh maaaaaan, staaands aloooone". 😊
You are most welcome to join me, to keep Love in your heart and to help me make this a happy, Stress-Free, creative, relaxed, respectful, space/place to be. Let us swap mobile numbers and look out for each other on our raving nights out.
In a nutshell: Silent, Non-Paying, Lurkers are NOT appreciated, NOR welcome. **THEY WILL BE BANNED**
If you meet the Description and Criteria in (***) above: (1) Join us; (2) Pay your Membership Fee to keep this Business Group going; (3) Actively participate; (4) Respond ASAP when I communicate, please! Otherwise ... Move Along, Folks - Nothing to see here!!