“As a woman, today and hereafter, I choose to express myself at my highest potential! That is my divine purpose and mission on this Earth.”~ Patricia Foster McKenley, 8th March 2012
International performances at ‘Palabras The Reunion, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Performance at book launch of ‘Irki’ by Kadija George, at The Barbican. Photo: Rousha Browning / SABLE LitMag
Imagine how this world would be if as individual women, we decided to reach for our highest potential and operate from that place for as much of our lives as possible. Imagine if we tapped into our innate powers and energies daily.
I wrote the above quote for International Women’s Day in March 2012. March is also renowned for celebrating International Women’s Week and International Women’s Month.
We also celebrated Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday 11th March 2018. Additionally, two of my beautiful nieces celebrated Birthdays in March – one on International Women’s Day too, therefore lots of female energy to tap into and generate. Lots of magic and miracles to create.
Giving a lecture to ‘The Cloud’ spoken word collective, as part of the Mboka Festival 2017, Gambia. Photo: Clovis McKenley.
So as a woman, how will you choose to express yourself and your positive, female energy today, this month, in March and for the rest of the year? It is our divine gift to share with our loved ones and the world.
Patricia Foster McKenley.
Patricia will be running Poetry Workshops, Self-Esteem Workshops for Young Women and Writing/Personal Development Workshops for Women during International Women’s Month and throughout the year. She’ll also be performing at various Poetry Readings throughout March.
For bookings, contact:
+447956 476 547
Please feel free to follow Patricia on Twitter @Ms_P_Foster
and on Instagram
Good Day To You All,
I hope you are enjoying the sunny, autumnal afternoon (if in London).
Thank you to ALL who read, came down and supported At The Inkwell London last month.
Just over a week to go now, until our next At The Inkwell London on Thursday 20th October, where we’ll celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.
Our featured writers will be
Millie Murray and Racheal Joseph.
Please find below a weblink to our official website for this month’s event.
The Facebook Event Page is:
The Eventbrite link is:
Please also find attached a flyer/graphic for the event.
Your hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.
Designed by Patricia Foster
Please share this with all your contacts, friends, family and lovers of poetry and fiction that you know. We also have an open mic for anyone who would love to share their work.
At The Inkwell has been created to be a warm, welcoming, encouraging and engaging environment for writers to share and promote their work. I hope this event will provide a positive space for you to hear great work, as well as participate!
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information, to sign up for the open mic, or read at future events.
Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby
At The Inkwell London Co-hosts
A date for your diaries!
Good Day Lovely People!
I trust you are enjoying this very welcome, warm December weather.
You’ll be pleased to know that I have a poetry reading approaching in the New Year. I’ll be Reading at
‘Four London Poets’
on Saturday 23 January 2016, Rich Mix, E1 6LA. The four featured London poets are:
Vesna Goldsworthy, Alan Wolfson
Patricia Foster & Joe Duggan.
Your host for the evening is the wonderful Graham Buchan.
It is FREE too and promises to be a fantastic night.
For further information, check out the e-Flyers and the weblink below.
Wishing you all a Fabulous Christmas and a very prosperous 2016.
Award-Winning Writer and Performer.
News From YouAreYOU founder, Award-Winning Poet, Sable Poet-In-Residence and Holistic Life Coach Patricia Foster
I am extremely excited to share I will be one of the international facilitators and speakers at the incredible 3rd annual
Every Woman Inspired 2015 conference,
to be held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
18 & 19 October 2015.
Tickets going fast!
‘If you are a woman living in Jamaica, The Caribbean, USA or The UK, who is looking to be inspired and empowered, why not attend this year’s event.’
Venue: Hibiscus Lodge Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
For more information and booking details, visit:
Please find below details of an event I talked and presented at:
What is a Vegan diet?
How Can You Be a Vegan on a Small Budget?
How Can You Stay on a Vegan Diet and Remain Healthy?
How Do You Remain Vegan for a Long Time?
What is a Raw Vegan Diet?
What are the Benefits of a Raw Vegan Diet?
What Vegan Foods are Suitable for Diabetics?
How Does a Vegan Diet Improve Energy and Vitality?
How Does a Vegan Diet Keep You Looking Youthful?
These questions and more will be answered by Patricia Foster, a vegan for Thirteen years. Patricia will be guiding you through a few basic steps to a healthier perspective and mindset on food, positive wellbeing and consuming a sensible vegan diet. Be prepared for interactive fun!
There will also be:
Display of Raw Desserts,
Simple Vegan Recipes.
List of Quick and Easy Tips to Being a Vegan
Patricia Foster is a Vegan, Certified Tutor/Trainer & Facilitator, Dynamic Educator & Creative Consultant, Certified Reiki Healer, Qualified Life Coach (Dip NMC) and Holstic Health and Wellbeing Advisor. She is also an Award-Winning Internationally Published Poet and Performer and Visual and Multimedia Artist.
Photo: Thabo Jaiyesimi
Message from Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster:
I am still ecstatic and floating, after receiving my award for Poetry Services, within the Art and Culture category, at the empowering awards event Together We Rise.
I had written an acceptance speech, but instead ended up speaking from the heart. I was immensely overwhelmed, as well as inspired by all the other award recipients and their amazing stories. A lot of the women, including myself, had overcome incredible obstacles, to accomplish what we have today.
“Day in, day out we work hard, in our life purpose without little or any recognition. Thank YOU MGT and GCC for the award!” ~ Patricia Foster
Photo: M. Foster
The event was organised by the MGT and GCC, based in Brixton, who do a lot of work in the community, in particular to uplift and empower young girls.
Photo: M. Foster
A most memorable night indeed. Hopefully the first of many awards. Feeling very grateful and honoured. A big thanks to ALL who provided support, my family, friends and the writers and poets who came before me, to pave the way and make it easier for me to receive this award. In particular a big thanks to the founders and ALL members of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.
I’m very excited to share that myself, Patricia Foster will be honoured with an award for Poetry services to Art & Culture at TOGETHER WE RISE Women’s Event.
I am completely flattered and extremely humbled by this recognition. This has topped off an incredible month for me.
Also honoured on the day will be:
Special guest perferomers are: the legendary Janet Kay, Oneness Sankara and Nyarai Kizzy.
The event takes place this Saturday 28th March 2015, 3pm – 8pm at The Edutainment Palace, 1-5 Hinton Rd, Brixton, London SE24 0HJ, Brixton, LONDON UK
Tickets are £10. For further information and to purchase tickets online visit: http://risetogether.eventbrite.co.uk
Women’s Nutrition Made Easy: With Kitchen Buddy founder Theresa Webb and YouAreYOU founder Patricia Foster Tuesday 24th March 2015 (7:00-9:00pm), Torridon Library, Catford London FREE!
Patricia Foster, qualified life coach and founder of You Are YOU holistic coaching and training services, will be providing practical, every day healthy eating and Wellbeing tips for women 25 years and over.
Tickets may already be booked up. Contact Torridon Library for further details.
FREE event, but booking essential.
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Patricia Foster, founder of YouAreYOU Holistic Coaching & Training Services youareyoublog.wordpress.com , will be a motivational speaker and holistic life coach on the ‘Aspire 2B Great’ Young Mother’s Life Skills project, taking place in April 2015.
Come down to the free coffee morning, Friday 27th February, 12-2pm, to hear all about the motivational talk and module she will be delivering and facilitating on this wonderful project. There will be an array of speakers and facilitators at the coffee morning, including Round the World Yachtswoman Tracey Edwards MBE.
Spaces are limited. To secure your place, please RSVP to Dannike_W@hotmail.com
For more information:
Are YOU searching for love this Valentine’s weekend?
If the answer is YES and You Are on the lookout, the best place to start is within yourself.
“Learning to love yourself,
It is the greatest love of all.”
~ George Benson and Whitney Houston
I recently discovered there is an official World Self Love Day. On checking the date closer, I realised it falls on the same day as my Birthday! How apt!
Photo: © Patricia Foster
So today, as well as celebrating My Birthday with family and friends, I will cultivate love for myself. This is the greatest form of love we can have. Without this, we cannot receive the love we desire!
Happy World Self Love Day!