Sisters have been meeting every night this week to begin a process of building a positive and supportive relationship with each other and to discuss topics that are of importance to us. Last night during "Sister Chat" we recognized that times are critical for us and we need to step up and take responsibility for our own behavior. We realize that there are issues as well as achievements in our community that we contribute to. We think it's time to act as comrades and activists in order to eradicate the ills that plague us as a people and to help build a stronger, healthier community. We see value and importance for us to become a resource to each other, especially our younger sisters, we recognize the power that comes from joining together to resolve our "women" issues and to lend each other support and genuine compassion. Although we care about our Brother Warriors and sincerely appreciate and respect their opinions, there are those times when Sisters want to discuss some "sensitive" issues that the presence of men might inhibit them or make them feel uncomfortable. Having conveyed that, the Sisters that participated in "Sister Chat" last night considered the possibility of creating a private forum for women only. However, we want the opinions of other members before anything is done to create it. Destee.com has always promoted an open and accessible community and we don't want to do anything that might give the impression that we're not. So, we hope our members take the time to participate in the poll and post their opinions soon. As always, we value your input and appreciate your participation. Peace!