Webinar 013 Recap: #BeSelfish – How to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself


The world can be a hostile place for women of color. And still, we go above-and-beyond through sheer force and sacrifice in everything we do because failure is not an option. Doris Quintanilla, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Melanin Collective, will guide you through this #werkshop on how to build a better relationship with yourself. It's a #werkshop because the effectiveness of the workshop relies on you bringing an open mind, body and spirit. Expect to do real #werk on yourself and for yourself. 

Doris grew up in Santa Ana, California and received a BA from UCLA in International Development with a focus on Latin America and the Middle East. After a traumatic brain injury in 2015 that resulted in permanent cognitive disabilities, she decided to leave toxic nonprofit spaces. After nine years of working in community health education, youth development and sexual and reproductive health, Doris entered a new chapter in her life; working to create a world in which disabilities are normalized, race and gender wage gaps are non-existent and women of color thrive and live fulfilling lives. To create this world, Doris co-founded The Melanin Collective: Women of Color, Standing Together (The MC), a space for women of color to see their true self and value, work as a collective for the common good and develop supportive, professional and lasting relationships.

Here's a brief recap of what Doris covers in this webinar:

  • A simple self-care assessment tool to score the relationship you have with yourself.

  • Techniques you can use to regain confidence and the knowledge and understanding that you have options, choice and the ability to determine your future.

  • A realistic plan for self-fulfillment that allows you to move past trauma and harmful patterns.

  • A resource within #TheMCSquad to help you achieve your goals and thrive.


  • Q&A session with live viewers.

  • A FREE download of Questions WoC should ask during a job interview. 

  • A FREE page download from "Radical Love Coloring Book" by The Melanin Collective.

If you missed it, don’t worry. We got ya! You can watch the replay for free until the end of day on Thursday, September 20th or you can watch it for $4.99 anytime thereafter.


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