Sunday, October 25, 2009

Made You Look!!!

(Marvelous Mo with Teyana Taylor
Photo Credit, Marvelous Mo twitpic)

Mo is rocking a Cut It Out! My Name Is Not Shorty tee in this pic and is ALWAYS supporting CIO! We appreciate you!! Mo is a great writer, you can check her blog here.

(Mo and Teyana having a "Shanaynay" moment
Photo credit, Marvelous Mo twitpic)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cut It Out! x In Her Shoes Blog

Cut It Out! has been featured on In Her Shoes blog's Fly Female Entrepreneurs section!!!

We are delighted to be a part of such a great blog. We want to send a tremendous thank you to the wonderful Renae Bluitt for the feature.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awarness Month. This year NBCAM celebrates 25 years of "Awareness, Education and Empowerment"!!

Women are always encouraged to get annual breast exams and mammograms (age appropriate), but during this month there is special attention given to helping women to become more aware of Breast Cancer prevention, treatment and the overall care of our bodies.

For more information, please visit the NBCAM website

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The Danger of The Single Story by Chimamanda Adiche

Every so often, we choose to use space on our blog to post issues, topics, etc. that are extremely noteworthy. The following video of Novelist Chimamanda Adichie, is an important piece where she talks about "The Danger of a Single Story." In this particular video, Adichie talks about how:

"Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. [She] tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding."

Adichie's talk was completely on point as she touched upon how we are in danger of creating one story to define who we are, as well as others. The talk was empowering and we especially appreciated these following quotes from her speech:

"All of these stories make me who I am, but to insist on only these negative stories is to flatten my experience and to overlook the many other stories that form me."

"The single story creates stereotypes and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but, that they are incomplete. They make one story become the whole story."

"Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people but stories can also repair that broken dignity."

Destroy Stereotypes!!

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