She Has A Purpose by Yvonne Coleman
My Name is Yvonne Coleman and I am a Mental Health Blogger that focuses on various topics such as self-love and authenticity. I grew up in Milwaukee, WI with my mother and younger brother. Seven days after my 17th birthday, my mother passed away suddenly from a traveling blood clot to the lungs. After I finished high school, I started college a week later and have been in school ever since. I have a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gendered Studies with a Double support in Psychology and Religious Studies. I currently am enrolled at UWM-Milwaukee’s Community Engagement and Education Graduate Program. My aspirations with my education are to develop a community that educates young women and girls on the importance of always remaining authentic and living their best lives with and through self-love.
As someone who is an advocate for young women and girls in the mental health field, I believe that I am a native leader. Many times, women can take on so many roles and responsibilities, we forget to remind ourselves that we can only handle so much or do so many things at a time. With that baggage we can get stressed, have anxiety, or even be diagnosed with depression, most of the time symptoms we ignore until it’s too late. Per Mental Health America, not only can depression be contributed by physical and neurological changes but also contributed by stress from work, family responsibilities, the roles and expectations of women and increased rates of sexual abuse and poverty. In addition, approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year. As someone who has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, I have vogued to be an advocate for young women and girls online by creating an online community that is used to educate them and encourage them to be their best authentic selves.
I created a blog called #iloveme, a blog that is dedicated to research in the Mental health field that is also supported by my own experiences. As of late, I have been working on creating an effective online community for women and young girls. This online community will serve as a safe place for women to share their own experiences, in addition to receiving resourceful information that they keep or share for themselves. Also, with the online community, will be various courses, encouraging positive affirmations engaging blog posts where women can share their thoughts, and live forums. Lastly it will be a place where women can become ambassadors for the community etc.
For more information on myself and for my blog, one can visit www.iamvoni.com. For more information on the online community, please click under #shehaspurpose. Also make sure to follow me on Instagram (I’ll follow back 😊) and make sure to like the online community’s Facebook page @shehaspurpose.
Yvonne Coleman xoxo
"If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency."