Audre Lorde’s statement, “[I]f I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive,” rings true for every Black girl and woman in the world. Too often Black women are reminded of the roles they should play instead of roles they can play, and are seldom supported to nurture their creative genius. This panel features the team of six Black women, from InPower Institute (InPower), who experience an unqualified “yes” to support their wholeness and wellbeing as they practice their gifts and talents. Founder and principal of InPower, Rebeccah Bennet, provides a center for community healing and optimal living, helping people to effectively utilize their powers. Rebeccah Bennett, director — Dr. April Warren-Grice, and four fellows — ēNiCōl, Lorren Buck, Brittini Gray, and Cheeraz Gorman discuss the healing and liberatory influence the unqualified “yes” has offered them personally and professionally. Additionally, panelists will discuss the influence the space and unqualified “yes,” has on the community as they resist being “crunched” and “eaten alive,” and instead define themselves for themselves with an unqualified "yes."