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We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Waiting to Exhale Events.  You’ll find stories and the latest updates about how our work is helping to improve society. The attention these articles draw is one of the best resources we have for recruiting the public to our cause. Take a look at our featured pieces below and let us know what you think about our efforts.


Two years after her own battle with depression, Madison-native Latonya Jackson has launched an event business to help other women talk about mental health and other taboo topics. “For every event, I want there to be some type of breakthrough, whether that's a happy breakthrough and emotional breakthrough … so you're never leaving the room with nothing,” Jackson said.

A Back to School picnic in Monona Saturday helped connect families with free school supplies, giving away over 300 items. Those included backpacks, notebooks, calculators, folders and many other classroom essentials.

“Some for the girls, some for the boys. Our backpacks were to die for,” laughed Latonya Jackson, who helped coordinate the event.

Jackson is the founder of Waiting to Exhale Events, which organized the picnic. Waiting to Exhale Events is a nonprofit started back in February with the goal of empowering and connecting women. Jackson said they wanted to hold an event that would also benefit kids and families as the new school year gets underway.

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