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A Sista's Always Prepared: Puberty to Queen 

Calling all Young Sistas ages 8-12

        Sista's, do you remember the day you started your "cycle/period"?  Do you recall how prepared you were for that moment?  ​Reflecting on that experience and the woman you are today, what advice did you receive to prepare you for that day? What words of encouragement helped foster your confidence through the journey of puberty? 

        Presented through an Edification session for OUR young Sistas ages 8 to 12, A Sista's Always Prepared is a program designed to intersect the perception of preparation and the cultivation of confidence with the path of puberty.  Through personal experience and love, we teach our young Sistas how to positively embrace the transition into womanhood while cultivating confidence; this is A Sista's Touch in action. 

        At the conclusion of the Edification session, each young Sista will be able to:

1. Increase their confidence level in talking about puberty.

2. Demonstrate their ability to identify resources needed to maintain good hygiene.

3. Understand the appropriate use of at least 3 essential resources in the ASAP kit. 

4. Appreciate the act of preparation to achieve the skill of being confident.


ASAP: PQ - Cohort 6 | Coming in 2024
ASAP: PQ - Cohort 6 | Coming in 2024
We look forward to hosting our next A Sista's Always Prepared: Puberty to Queen Edification Workshop in 2024. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.
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Meet Dr. McBride

Dannielle McBride was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She attended college at Sacramento City College and the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology and a minor in African American Studies. She went to medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and completed residency at the University of California, San Francisco Pediatric PLUS Program. Dr. McBride completed a Chief Year at the UCSF Pediatric Program and now works as a pediatrician in the Bay Area. Her areas of interest include adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed care, dismantling the school to prison pipeline, and issues around health equity and justice.

Picture Gallery by Cohort

Cohort 3 & Dr. Jennifer Miller
Cohort 1 & Dr. Jennifer Miller

Cohort 2 & Dr. Tracy Evans-Ramsey