Kind words from our supporters.
"My Sista's KeepHer" (MSK) workshop proved to be a transformative experience for the middle school young women of 81st Street School. The messages given, so eloquently delivered in spoken word and conversation, supported all of the interventions that I was conducting in the PBIS tiers. Through spoken word, journaling and Circle time, the participants heard and accepted into their hearts, that their Truths may be difficult and hard to accept but by sharing and honoring them, they can bask in the support of their Sisters as they work to heal, learn to survive and thrive. The MSK experience impacted us all and may prove to be a life changing event for the students. At the school level, the impact was immediate as the bonds created and the support for one another overtook the drama and conflict that previously dominated. I highly recommend the MSK experience for young women. Actually, I recommend it for all! Cathleen Pollock, MSW School Social Worker with Milwaukee Public Schools & UWM Graduate Field Liaison
"When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else." Iyanla Vanzant
"I was totally blown away Thursday Night at My Sista's KeepHer Workshop. I am praising God that Shelly and Tina are working together in this ministry. And trust me, IT IS A MINISTRY. The rawness of emotions shared, and the depth of love and support shown, was overwhelmingly phenomenal! I needed to see this on so many levels! And I am praising God that this oasis is available for the healing of the soul of those who are held hostage by circumstances of life. My hat is off to both Shelly and Tina for allowing God to use them in this manner. Love to both of you and to those who work with, and support you, in such a much needed program! Ladies, wherever I can help, i'm there." Brenda Banks
AFTER LAST NIGHTS MY SISTAS KEEPHER EVENT. I WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE POWER AND FREEING OF OUR TRUTH. SO I FIGURED FOR THOSE THAT MISSED IT MAYBE WE CAN LET A LITTLE BIT OUT THIS MORNING NO MATTER IF ITS BIG OR SMALL LETS START SPEAKING TO OUR TRUTH.. I'LL START.
TRUTH IS IM OVERWHELMED ~Adisa Simone Gray
Africology NOW Cultural Awareness. Academic Excellence. Community Activism. November 4, 2014 To Whom It May Concern: We are writing today to express our support for My Sista’s KeepHer being founded and implemented by Tina Nixon and Shelly Davis. This invaluable organization is an essential part of the Milwaukee community and the larger community of individuals concerned with the psychological and emotional well being of young girls. We posit that this organization offers a unique approach to increasing the self esteem of young girls and women throughout the community. Having had the opportunity to work closely with these talented and inspirational women during the planning and implementation of the UW-Milwaukee My Sista’s KeepHer: Girls Empowerment Summit this past October, we had the chance to witness firsthand not only the unique use of self expression and writing to deal with challenging issues and experiences, but the passion these ladies have for girls empowerment and healing. Throughout the workshops, Tina, Shelly, and their My Sista’s KeepHer Team quickly connected with the 100+ middle school and high school girls in attendance and assisted them to work through—or write through—a myriad of challenging experiences, emotions, and truths. What many deem to be a difficult and challenging task was done effortlessly by these ladies. Our firsthand experience and subjective evaluation of the effect My Sista’s KeepHer had on the young ladies in attendance was confirmed upon receipt of the formal evaluations received at the conclusion of the event in which the young girls expressed that they “loved everything” about the summit and that they learned about the importance of sisterhood, love, respect, and honesty—to name a few. Candidly, reading the evaluations submitted by the girls is, to us, the greatest testimony to the amazing work My Sista’s KeepHer is doing in the community. Overall, this organization is truly invaluable and life changing for those who have the opportunity to take part in any capacity. In our role as co-organizers, we had the opportunity to attend several of the sessions and from that experience alone we are forever positively changed. The passion, positivity, and commitment of both Tina and Shelly is undeniable. We fully support this organization and we are certain that My Sista’s KeepHer will continue to serve as an innovative and essential addition to the struggle to assert that young girls matter too. Best Regards, Crystal Edwards and Anastacia Scott (Africology NOW)