This loving space is here just for you! The Phoenix Rising Collective (PRC) is a non-profit self-esteem education organization that inspires and empowers personal growth and change in the lives of women and girls through self-development workshops, holistic health and wellness events, and personal empowerment coaching.
We are dedicated to supporting women and girls who are on a quest to build and sustain healthy self-esteem so that self-love continues to blossom, and their true purpose unfolds.
We wholeheartedly believe the most empowering way to provide these services is to connect to the mind, body, and soul.
We lovingly call you Phoenix because you’re resilient and courageous like the beautiful firebird. You are not defined by your challenges; you learn and rise from them, renewed.
So, let’s explore what The PRC has to offer by looking at our three dynamic, interactive areas: Phoenix Power, Phoenix Fire, and Phoenix Shine. Speaking of Phoenix Shine (our inspiring and spirit-affirming Phoenix Community), take a look at our latest articles (below) that celebrate women and girls’ inspirational lives.
By Aisha Upton + Simone Savanna [Life + Style ]
It’s Women’s History Month and we want to shout out some of the women in our lives who have inspired us. While it is important to highlight women from history, it is often our own life histories that have the largest impact on our day-to-day lives. The women we’re featuring below are exemplars of style and beacons of light on very personal, everyday levels. Read Aisha and Simone’s beautiful stories about women they’re inspired by and get 10 simple ways to celebrate the phenomenal women you love.
By KaNeesha Allen [Motherhood Empowerment]
“SHE is NOT a feminist!” I adamantly expressed to my male mentor/adviser (whom I’ll call “David”) during a heated exchange as a high school senior. He was just as livid and turned up in opposing my viewpoint (with a very condescending smirk on his face) stating, “YES SHE IS!” We were referring to the beloved bell hooks. I was so sure in my conviction that she was not the man hating, ball busting, dyke (please excuse my terminology as this leads up to an excellent point of correction) that I assumed in my very, very, very young and immature mind that ALL feminists were. Read how KaNeesha was empowered by bell hooks and realized that feminism was the key to real change in her life.
By Traci Currie [Art + Creativity]
When I was growing up my father’s motto was, “READ! I don’t care what you read, as long as you read something.” I can’t recall the age, but I was sure to be wet behind the ears when I noticed a Playboy magazine in this basket of assorted reading material in our home. At first I was appalled because from what I was told, Playboy was the premiere ‘Scantily Clad Showcase’ magazine for men – basically a book full of naked women. My thought was, “Someone must’ve mistakenly left this magazine behind in our humble pious domicile.” Read about fashion costume designer Zelda Wynn Valdes and the power of operating in your gifts.
It’s simple. Pick one of your favorite books, take a photo with it, and include in 300 words or less how your book pick has been a self-esteem booster! Share with us how it has inspired personal growth and sparked “light bulb moments” that changed your life in some way – physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Book picks may cover a wide range of topics.
Submit your photo and info to us, here, and we’ll share your book suggestion with the rest of The Collective. Be self-love in action!