Meet the Tribe2019-05-21T19:32:10+00:00

It takes a tribe…

2018-10-08T15:47:55+00:00

Dr. Arabia Mollette

Born and raised in the South Bronx, NYC, I grew up in a community plagued with crime and poverty. Tragedies in my life sparked a desire to make a difference in my community. I live by the words “You are a fighter and you will make it.” It’s important for children in my community to have role models and I hope that I will be able to inspire and influence them just like other doctors inspired me. Read more >

2019-05-21T19:35:21+00:00

Kristen Chase

I spent most of my childhood dodging mean words and sticks or spoons, then left as soon as I could — the ripe young age of 16 — to start college. I threw myself into education, and earned a degree in music therapy in just under 3 years, then working with children with disabilities, through graduate school, and right into a position as a college professor. Read more >

2018-10-08T15:47:55+00:00

Margit Detweiler

In my mid 40s I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. It was a total fluke that they found it. My gynecologist discovered it after she removed what appeared to be a benign cyst. There were microscopic cancer cells lining that cyst. I sort of praise that cyst every day — without it, the doctor said I could have gone for years not knowing the cancer was growing inside me. Read more >

2019-05-21T19:37:53+00:00

Patricia San Pedro

I have always been a positive person who sees the glass not just full, but overflowing. Little did I know how life would test me, a self-employed single woman, with no children or siblings. It all began on April 10th, 2008 when I heard those words no one wants to hear “You have breast cancer.” Read more >

2019-05-20T16:54:02+00:00

Tammi Leader Fuller

When I walked away from that big Hollywood so many dream about, to help women re-examine their lives and get unstuck, I had no idea how hard it was going be to help other women find their place in the world. Because I still hadn’t found mine. Read more >

2019-05-22T18:07:17+00:00

Shelly Fisher – Founder

After my second diagnosis with cancer, right when I felt like life pulled the carpet out from underneath me, I hit bottom. But one day about a week later, in my head, I thought, “You have done this before, you can do this again. You are one tough bitch. Get it together!” The thought jolted me – it is not the kind of thing I would normally think, but it gave me the push I needed. Read more >

Inspiring Women of the Week

2019-01-08T17:19:14+00:00

Tresa

Tresa  Nominated by Jennifer Tresa is a hard-working single mom, who survived an abusive husband, raising her two children (one with special needs) all her own.In 2017, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy and underwent IV chemotherapy for a year.Even though her job dismissed her recently, she gets up with a smile and a positive attitude every morning. And if she's having a bad day she [...]

2019-05-22T18:07:59+00:00

Lauren S.

Lauren S. (Nominated by Misti) At the age of 26, Lauren became a caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer one year after their marriage. For two years, she has been using her medical expertise to fight every battle that has faced them. Between the firing of their doctor, insurance battles, treatments, surgeries and much more, she moves forward. She not only takes care of her husband but she is [...]

2019-05-22T18:06:42+00:00

Lorraine

Lorraine (nominated by Alaina) Lorraine was raised by a single, working mom and many times was teased or ridiculed by other children. To get through, she dreamed of opening a restaurant. During her entire adult life, she began collecting items for her “someday” eatery. After her mother died, she decided to open a place that would become a spa-like getaway for women, if only for an afternoon. Women are now coming from far [...]

2018-12-13T14:21:32+00:00

Winna

Winna After her breast cancer diagnosis, Winna made the difficult decision to have mastectomies even though it was suggested to have a lumpectomy. Having lost her own mother at a very young age to Leukemia, and being a mother to 3 young boys, she made this decision to assure they would get all the cancer. Luckily, she had made this decision, as they found two other tumors in the tissue that had [...]

2019-05-21T19:45:25+00:00

Jen S

Jen S. I’m Jen Schwartz, founder of MOTHERHOOD | UNDERSTOOD. I’m also a postpartum depression survivor, maternal mental health advocate, and a mom who wakes up every morning, pops her happy pills, and does the best she can. Some days that means I rock the heck out of motherhood and others it means I drop my kid off at school in the clothes I slept in, put him in front of a [...]

2018-10-16T13:57:41+00:00

Dawn P

Dawn P. Nominated by Christine C. Dawn was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago, and then later needed a bone marrow transplant. She was very sick during this time - in and out of the hospital - but she never gave up. She always had a positive outlook on everything in life, even after losing her job during the time after her transplant. While she was going through more than anyone [...]

2019-05-22T18:05:28+00:00

Cara S

A breast cancer survivor with the BRCA 1 gene, Cara underwent surgery, intensive chemo, and an elective hysterectomy. She shares her SKSC Story on how she stayed motivated and strong during the toughest battle of her life. Read more >

Stories

How SKSC helped Tammi Leader Fuller & Campowerment through Hard Times

Meet Tammi Leader Fuller, one of our Sisterhood Founding members, and founder of Give Her Camp and Campowerment. In November 2018, her business lost everything in the Malibu Fires. She’s sharing her story of how her inner power got her through, and continues to lift her up during this difficult time of rebuilding. From the moment I heard about She Knew She Could, I knew I had inner strength living deep inside me, usually rearing her lovely head to take me out of mine in the 11th hour of whatever crisis was in front of me, when I really need her to comfort my crazy, like last week as I headed up to Malibu to see the remains of a dream I’ve had, reduced to ashes in those horrific fires last month. I threw on my SKSC jean jacket the moment I got in the car, hoping she would come through for me as I prepared to walk through the destruction on that hilltop. I’m not sure I could have endured this without her. For 34 years, I was a TV News Producer, and in 2013, walked out of the control room and into the woods to create Campowerment, a life-altering, [...]