Got To Stop moderated a A virtual forum for Vamos Fuertes Intl. on the intersectionality of Women & Girls of Color and the Impact on Mental Health & Overall Well-being.
By Women of Color
For Women of Color
About Women of Color
Dr. Vernessa Roberts is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has completed her Psy.D Doctorate in Psychology In marriage and family therapy at Alliant International University, Sacramento, California. She currently works in her private practice and is an adjunct psychology faculty. She has previously worked with diverse client types and populations, however, her passion is helping individuals and couples identify the impacts of their shame and self-worth. Her dissertation topic was focused on the societal female expectations and how those expectations produce feelings of shame for minority women. Dr. Vernessa Roberts’s goal is to inspire others to live an authentic life based on their own needs, rather than being hindered by shame and the expectations of others. She strives to empower individuals, specifically women and women of color, to reach their full potential and become the best versions of themselves.
Litza Christina Bodden, LPC, MA
Litza is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Speaker, Life Coach and Educator who is on a mission to challenge the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding mental health. Her passion has led her to speak in multiple arenas from workshops, corporate meetings, luncheons and conferences; in the Spanish and English language. Litza is originally from the Republic of Panama and now calls Dallas, Texas, her second home. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University.
April is National Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Got To Stop partnered with the National Pan Hellenic Council of New York City, and allied organizations to walk 9.2 miles across Manhattan from 61 Wall Street to 163 West 125th Street in Harlem educating the community on the impacts and dangers of child abuse, human trafficking, sex-trafficking, and commercial sexual exploitation of children. We handed out resource materials provided by allied organizations and prevention tips created by New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Jeanne L. Noble's Delta GEMS (Growing. Empowering. Myself. Successfully) teen girls mentoring program.
Erika Ewing, performer, multi-faceted activist and actor presents a spoken word piece on domestic violence/abuse.