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Love Your Menses, Inc., The Wellness Collaborative, Inc., and ABCD Health Services present: Free To Be Me- A Back To School Wellness Event For Youth Ages 10-17. Please join us as we focus on mental health and well-being and building confidence and developing a healthy sense of self. This event will feature workshops, giveaways, and sister circles.

Workshops:
* Menstruation 101
* Loving The Skin You're In
* My Mind, My Crown
* Let Girls Learn
* Parent Cafe

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Our Speakers

Celai West

Celai West, pronounced “sah-LAY”, is a quirky thirteen year old STEMgirl who is making waves in the fashion, runway, vlogging and acting industry, all while proving you can never be too cool for school. She changed the industry standards when she became the youngest professional runway model to walk amongst an all-adult lineup in NYFW, at just ten years old. West can regularly be seen walking the runways along-side some of the best supermodels in the business.

Natasha Paris St.Amand

Natasha Paris St.Amand, M.Ed.,LPC. Natasha is a Certified Etiquette Trainer and a licensed Professional Mental Health Therapist. She has combined her love for Mental Health and the Etiquette/Fashion Industry, to be known around the country as the “The Etiquette-Therapist”. In 2009, she founded and became the CEO of Freedom Revealed Image Consultants, LLC (FRIC). FRIC is a consulting firm that specializes in Image and Etiquette Coaching. 

Dr. Ebere Azuma, MD, MPH

Dr. Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC is the a Board-certified OB/GYN and co-founder of Love Your Menses, Inc. She is also a Certified ICF Life Coach, an Organizational Consultant,
Professional Speaker, Author and Blogger. She recently launched her
first children’s book: Jonathan and the Hole in his Shoes. Dr. Azumah has many interests but one mission, to empower and to motivate people (including herself ) to flourish and to live their best
lives.

Dr. Patricia Oyetakin, MD

Dr. Oyetakin is a board-certified Dermatologist. She completed her medical school training at Wayne State University in Detroit and Internal Medicine internship training at St. John/Ascension Health hospital in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Prior to completing her dermatology residency at Case Western University Hospitals in Cleveland she worked in the department's Skin Study Research center conducting investigator-initiated and industry sponsored trials on photomedicine, psoriasis and skin aging. She has presented at national conferences, published various journal articles and book chapters. Currently, Dr. Oyetakin practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. While the majority of her time is spent on patient care she also teaches residents and is involved in clinical leadership. Outside of work she spends her time with her busy family of an 8 year old and 2 year old boys.

Dr. Jeanette Callahan, MD

Jeanette Adele Callahan, MD is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and General Pediatrician at Cambridge Health Alliance with a special interest in the use of Botanical medicine in the treatment of Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed the MGH for Children’s Residency Program. Dr. Callahan is the Medical Director of the Justice Resource Institute Northeast Health Service Unit which provides primary health care to detained and committed youth in the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. She is co-founder and Treasurer of The Wellness Collaborative, Inc.
 

Linda Ligons-West

Linda Ligons-West is a wife and mom to four, is the manager of Celai West as well as her wardrobe and hair stylist. With a background in finance and stock plan administration, West gave up her consulting position in the Silicone Valley to manage and support Celai West full time.

Vinessa Burnett, MHRM

Vinessa Burnett is a musician, career coach, and speaker. She has a heart for developing others, resolving employee concerns, coaching managers, and utilizing a variety of different skills and resources to improve the workplace.

In her current role, she delivers meaningful experience to students every single day. Whether it is recruiting candidates on a university campus or onboarding new interns, I am dedicated to providing a positive experience at every stage of talent acquisition.