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Cheyney’s Health & Wellness Center Aims to Redefine Sisterhood at CU with “Spilling Tea Tuesdays” Workshop Series

November 2, 2017

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Health and Wellness Center wants the women of Cheyney to spill the tea Spilling_Tea_Tuesday_Workshop

while sipping tea. This semester, the center launched the exciting workshop series, Spilling Tea Tuesdays, as an initiative geared to engage young women, while offering them a safe space to share thoughts, ideas and challenges, whilst sipping a hot cup of tea.

“Our goal for this series is to provide a venue and time for our female students to connect with each other through fellowship, shared experiences or barriers while providing strategies and solutions to overcome these challenges,” says Associate Director of the Health and Wellness Center, Tia Brown. “Thus far, we have focused on empowering and encouraging one another, while redefining the idea of womanhood on-campus and beyond.”

In October, the series presented Self-Care vs. Caregiving, facilitated by CU alumna’s Angelea Noble (‘15), now a Professional Therapist and Lauren Ann Sealy (‘16) (pictured), now Project Assistant for Housing and Conference Services at Cheyney University.

Noble and Sealy delved into the topic by conducting an interactive session that called for participants to provide their interpretations of the theme, visually depict and describe how they perceive themselves, and how they believe the world perceives them. The activity resulted in students conquering, the often difficult task of, self-analyzation in regards to their decision making, behaviors and possible influencers.

“The most enlightening aspect was the high level of self-reflection among participants, as well as the group discovering tons of commonalities among them. With plenty of sharing and reassuring moments, each student left the session encouraged and empowered to forge their own unique paths and a new network of support,” shared Brown.

Spilling Tea Tuesdays will wrap for the semester with Eliminating the Wage Gap (11/14) and Black Girls Rock (11/28). The hour-long workshops kick-off at 5:00 p.m. in the Marcus Foster Women’s Center (room 201). All female students are strongly encouraged to attend. If you have any questions or need support, please visit the Health & Wellness Center in the McKnight-Rodgers Building, or contact 610-399-2260 or healthcenter@cheyney.edu for assistance.