Charisma Campaign sucessfully led a wellness program in Ghana bringing wellness at the forefront of conversation Through the workshop we were able to enagage people on practical ways to live more sustainable lives.
“It’s very important to create a safe space where individuals can just “ be” having an environment where they are accepted and feel welcomed , given the permission and tools to flourish and take up space in the world around them. Living in societies were African women especially are told shrink themselves “better off being seen and not heard” there are battles of ample intersectional forms of discrimination both in their local communities and the world around them . Platforms such as this therefore work to foster diversity, learning, but primarily encourages women to be unapologetic. Having more of these workshops in Ghana and across Africa are important as we need to continue shifting cultural perspectives that work to silence both the creativity and struggles of women leaving them feeling intimidated and vulnerable “-Tina Charisma
I was invited to speak on a panel in Portugal contributing to discussions shaping the relations between Africa and the EU.The event featured distinguished figure heads such as the President of Portugal & Mozambique.
event highlights include:
“I met Tina at the EurAfrican Forum in July 2019. The Forum positioned European and African youth as the hope for a better future and addresses new partnership paradigms between the two continents to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and new skills. Institutionnal particpants of the forum included: José Manuel Durão Barroso, Chairman of the EurAfrican and former President of the European Commission, Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic.
Tina was without question one of the most outstanding speaker of the event. She was part of a panel entitled: Changing the narrative: valuing talent and diversity from migrant flows. Her contribution to the discussion provided thorough insights both for European and African institutionnals, entrepreneurs, investors. and for me, as a global mobility entrepreneur dealing with migration and issues related to Africa and the diaspora daily. Tina is not only a passionate activist; she is also personally delightful! “-Stephanie Asare (International Mobility Consultant)
There’s much to miss about Barack Obama’s presidency. His refusal to place immigrant children in literal cages, for one. But one of the most-missed aspects of Obama’s time in the White House is his wife, the formidable former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
During her time in the White House, Michelle Obama was always more than a pretty face next to Barack. She used her platform to advocate for everything from child health to the fight against racial injustice, and was truly her husband’s equal in terms of passion and dedication to actually making America great. And her work hasn’t stopped just because she’s left the White House.
Last month, Michelle Obama released her much-anticipated book, “Becoming”, to give people across the world an insight into how she became the incredible woman she is. From the challenges she’s endured as a public figure, to the strength she’s learned from role models throughout her life, the memoir sets out to uncover the truth behind significant periods of her life and time in office.
“Becoming” gives us a level of transparency into the life of a public figure that’s not generally afforded to the general public. Although the book contains stories and experiences that Michelle has shared in interviews, much of the contents is new information for the general public, including her struggles with infertility — an issue which disproportionately impacts women of colour.
“‘Becoming’ is not a story of struggle. “Becoming” is a story of success against all odds. Above all, “Becoming” is a story of hope
Through the three main sections of the book — Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More — Michelle Obama takes the reader through her life, covering everything from childhood to career to love to family to life in public office. She shows us her childhood which taught her independence and the importance of standing up for what is right. She shows us an authentic view of her relationship with Barack Obama and how she fell in love with a man who would one day capture the hearts of not just America, but many around the world. And she shows us the difficulties of being a black woman in public life, and how she fought to stay out of the shadow of her husband whilst coping with the intense scrutiny she was placed under as the first African-American First Lady.
But “Becoming” gives us more than just an insight into Michelle Obama’s fascinating and at times difficult life. For black people, and for black women like me in particular, “Becoming” offers a kernel of hope in a difficult time. At a time where America is telling people of colour, and black people in particular, that they are not wanted and they are not worthy, “Becoming” reminds people that the American Dream is and should be for everyone. Michelle Obama does not gloss over the hard parts of her life — she makes no bones about the fact that womanhood is hard, and black womanhood is especially hard. But “Becoming” is not a story of struggle. “Becoming” is a story of success against all odds. Above all, “Becoming” is a story of hope.
We hosted the second event of our empowerment series!
Charisma Campaign workshop event moved on from our first empowerment workshop, where we practiced claiming our identities and affirming ourselves in the culturally idealistic society that we live in, to this regenerate event where we dug deeper learning to change our lifestyle in order to lead better and more sustainable lives. Hosted and Led by Charisma Campaign founder Tina Charisma, the various discussion panels and workshops addressed issues revolving around mental health and organic beauty, as well as how to best nourish and replenish our bodies & minds.
Self-care does not mean procrastinating; it does not mean running away from your responsibilities. Self-care is all about relaxing to enhance productivity and prioritizing replenishment. Not only does it reduce the chances of burnout and fatigue, it also takes you on that journey towards self-discovery and self-love.
Charisma Campaign, is all about EMPOWERMENT, ADVOCACY, and SUSTIANABLE CHANGE we
Our NGO empowers women and communities globally through sustainable solutions such as access to products, spaces and events that encourage diversity, empowerment, sustainability and wellness.
Charisma Campaign has delivered several live events and workshops over the years that have had a tangible, meaningful impact on individuals’, communities and the brands that we work with. We are very passionate about building a conscious, empowered community.
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International Women’s Day is upon us, and Charisma Campaign presents it’s second International Women’s Day Empowerment Celebration. Why empowerment celebration? Because Charisma Campaign initiatives have always served to “change culture” empowering those in the community and advocating for some important issues around the world. Our celebration will embody our values and seek to bring together everyone from different corners of society.
For the longest time I’ve grown so tired of going to all black events. Any time that I did make an attempt to broaden my horizon and attend events outside of my circle I would find myself being the only black person at events with all white panellists who I struggled to relate with.
This event has been designed to bridge the gap and get together women from diverse backgrounds marking a very important day of women. It’s not going to be all women because men out there also need to be part of the conversation. You don’t have to be a business woman or work in a particular sector. If you don’t have enough money to get a ticket the event it is still open to you.
While, I understand and appreciate the role of niche events in serving and bringing people with similar interests together. I still believe that on this occasion as my TEDX talk 2017 mentioned it is important to create a change in society by engaging with people outside your everyday network and spaces. In order to help to learn about the different challenges that exist in communities outside your own , helping to resolve and address some of these issues.
As a workshop facilitator I will be delivering a number of talks and workshops across different platforms in the month of March. But I have also put on this celeberation to provide a unique celebration and experience of International Womens Day! Join us in celebrating and empowering our community Tickets
My first review of the new year marks a similar entertaining historical fusion as one of my very first book features “Homegoing”. I must have taken a very keen likening to historical fiction because I absolutely enjoyed the book feature in the our liberty legacy themed box. I found the contents included to be a great way of presenting African products .
The box is being sold for £29.99 featuring a number of goodies such as :
- She Would Be King Hardcover book.
- Bantu Queen Enamel Pin from Dorcas Creates
- Mama Africa iron-on patch from Create by Lani
- Happy Soul Sticker Set by Nubian Rock Chick
- Instant Ginger Herbal Tea from Dalgety
The book feature “She Would be King” is written by Wayetu Moore is going up on my book recommendation list. Without doing a spoiler and encouraging everyone to read the novel for themselves. I would summarise the novel as simply a great blend of history, adventure and fantasy. The story brings together the fate of three supernaturally gifted characters who long for freedom from persecution and the struggles that their social contexts has placed them in. A compelling story of Liberia’s formation told through fictional superstition. Gbessa one of the characters is born on a day proclaimed as cursed and she earns the label of being a witch by her village. Gbessa on top of this is endowed with the curse of never dying. Along with other characters such as Norman Argon who has the gift of invisibility, and June Dey who is born into slavery all come together by fate ,united in West Africa and set to use their gifts to demonstrate the true substance and purpose of freedom . This book is no doubt a thrilling read and I am truly thankful for it featuring in this box.
The Bantu Queen Enamel Pin was my favourite product from the contents included. I loved it, and used it as a styling finish for one of my outfits. I look forward to creating other style pieces with the pin.
Final products included in the box were the happy soul sticker,instant ginger herbal and Mama Africa iron on patch that I equally engaged with and found to be a great empowerment tools of African heritage.The box on a whole was particularly lovable. I am big on exploring knowledge in an accessible ways therefore the creativity fun, and engagement that the box provided me with was awesome! Learning so much history through fictional story telling; wearing a Bantu queen pin that has represented unity to so many people; sitting down to enjoy soothing herbal tea blend of natural ingredients and enjoying empowering art in the form of the iron on sticker and Happy soul sticker are all fun ways of being educated. Everyone can learn something from this box as I felt like a I gained a lot from the box.
Don’t forget to share your thoughts and visit the ourlibertybox page using my 15% discount code TINA15.
Liberty Box edition 4 is themed “Back Ah Yard” packed with an exciting “Caribbean vibe” to it. It features a number of great Caribbean themed items all of which I have never come across before making me even more thrilled to explore this box. One of the best things about having a subscription box will always be the fact that I see this whole box as an educative process where both items and the featured book helps in discovering products that you may otherwise have not had the opportunity to.
The contents of this month’s box include :
• The book of the month -How to love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs
• Stay Tallawah A4 Poster
• Belly Full Likkle Caribbean Cookbook
• Love Rems Cocoa Kiss Body Butter
• Reggae Groove Cut Crisp
The book of the month is a collection of short stories which highlights self-discovery, identity and Jamaican culture from characters who present their experience of what it is like to be Jamaican, both at home and away. Key themes that run throughout this book include belonging and identity in different settings. The idea that a person’s identity remains determinant of their everyday experiences is embedded in the stories of the book.
Characters demonstrate the challenges that they encounter including sometimes having to convey and even defend their own culture. The first story in the collection“Light-Skinned Girls and Kelly Rowland is my favourite out of the entire collection it is a good example of how a young Jamaican girl based in NYC tries to help her friend understand the complexities of being Black in America.
The book is not the kind of book that I generally would read mainly because I do not tend to read short stories. However, that being said I took it on considering it as a challenge . On first impressions, I was totally drawn to the burst of colours of the book cover in someway I find the cover to be very fitting for the diverse culture and identity issues that the book covers.
While I found the stories to be authentic. The whole book can feel disconnected so it is important to keep a mental note of that for those who are not used to reading such books . I would definitely recommend this to short story lovers ,but also those who are in the process of experimenting and reading outside their usual preferences.
The box on the whole has a great cultural theme, and I even tried my hands on some of the recipes from the Belly full cookbook. With Christmas approaching I encourage everyone to head over to the Liberty box website to purchase a box for their loved ones. One box including the book and content cost £29.99 , but remember that you can use the discount code TINA15 for a 15 % discount on your purchases. I am look forward to hearing peoples view on this book if they have read it or their experience of reading short story collections.
My summer has been filled with some amazing literary products and books from Liberty box. My genuine desire of being able to encourage reading and engagement of literature beyond the normative narratives we are always exposed to has certainly been fulfilled through this subscription box. Over the months I have been able to fully immerse myself in books that have critiqued and shared knowledge of different aspects of cultural experiences, history and African identities. The importance of this has been shared in previous posts I have written in this review series, however, it is important to note that with charisma campaigns committed to supporting the promotion of culture and advocacy this subscription box has proved to be empowering through the contents and stories have touched on various vital themes.
The most box with the theme “The Call Of Home” includes
- A Small Country By Gael Faye
- African Print Zip Pouch
- York Coffee
- Thank You Card from Noir
- Quote Pencil (Liberty Box)
The theme of home is something that we all can relate with as it is an innate part of our identities and the experiences what has made us. Not only does the box contents represent and link to Rawanda, but the book included in the box tells of a moving story of home.
The current book featured in the “Call of home” box is titled “Small country” a touching read by Gael Faye. Narrated from the perspective of Gabby a son of French father and Tutsi mother, whose coming of age and life of normality and comfort of playing with his friends and riding his bike gradually turns in to conflict. Set in the mid 1990’s during the Rwanda genocide. The book highlights the devastating impact that war has in tearing apart families , communities and countries.
This box is definitely worth the experience for just £29.99 and with discount code Tina15 you will be able to get 15% discount of the subscription box which for its offering and content is a treat for everyone. Visit Liberty Box