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Portia Shipman's journey is one of empowerment, leadership, and transformation.

Her remarkable thirty-year career in the home health care profession, which included founding three home care agencies, is a testament to her dedication and hard work. In 2018, she received a special invitation from the Governor of Nigeria to embark on a three-week pilgrimage, where she shared her impactful work in elder/senior care and domestic violence. During her time there, Port became ordained as a Yoruba Priestess, earning the esteemed title of Queen Mother Aje'bifa, symbolizing one who wakes and speaks to God (IFA). This cultural and spiritual experience marked a significant chapter in her life.

Portia's commitment to community improvement led her to step into the realm of politics. In 2022, she ran for a seat on the Greensboro City Council, representing District 2, aspiring to influence change in the government's approach to serving people of color. Although not elected, Portia remains dedicated to enhancing her community, a place she holds dear to her heart.

Today, Portia actively supports the fight against domestic violence through her trademarked initiative, the Paint the City Purple Campaign, offering awareness and prevention services, workshops, and events. As a first-time author, her memoir, "Those Sandals," delves into her life journey, growing up in the shadow of domestic violence, and finding resilience and purpose.

In a bold move, Portia merged all her endeavors into Portia Shipman Enterprises LLC on March 23, 2023. This strategic action allows her to expand her reach, serving more people and showcasing her diverse talents. Portia's life's narrative is a testament to strength, purpose, and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those around her, no matter where in the world she may be.
Portia and her mother Gladys in 1978_edi
picture: Portia Shipman, Mother Gladys F. Shipman, A Friend Tonya Weldon and Sherri Jackson in 2005
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