Ok...we admit it. We just love celebrating us! We believe it's important that
we do - especially in a world that so rarely honors the beauty and brilliance
of black women and girls. That's why we like to share (aka brag on!) our stories at every opportunty.
Meet the go-getters and out-the-box thinkers who aren't afraid to pursue their passion. Get to know the storytellers - writers, filmmakers, artists or change-agents - impacting the world with their ideas, creations, and innovations. Or glean wisdom from ladies who've traveled paths we've yet to voyage. We hope you see yourself in their stories and feel inspired to go for it!
Tastemakers + Revolutionaries + Rebels
It takes courage to leave our comfort zone in order to chase our dreams. Enter Desiree Verdejo. After practicing law for seven years, Desiree founded Harlem-based Vivrant Beauty, a beauty boutique and e-commerce
site that caters to the beauty needs of black women by offereing person-of-color-owned brands that rarely get the exposure they deserve. Visit Vivrant Beauty to enjoy an elevated shopping experience. We assure you, you won't be disappointed!
After being bullied about her dark complexion, Kheris decided to take matters into her own hands. She started her very own campaign and t-shirt line, Flexin' In My Complexion, to help spread the message of self-love. Kheris wants every girl to feel good in their skin and to know they're beautiful in their own way. We so love her empowering messsage!
Rue Mapp, a former Morgan Stanley analyst, decided to combine the things she loved - from nature to community to technology - into an organization that would reconnect African-Americans to the outdoors. She started Outdoor Afro, an organization that encourages African Americans to embrace the outdoors and all the activities it has to offer. The organization has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network with trained leaders and active members across the nation!
#BGUiNspires is a diverse collection of stories featuring the unique experiences of black women and girls focused on highlighting today's movers and shakers and inspiring tomorrow’s future leaders.
Want to turn your passion into an
in-demand career? Michelle did and she tells you how!
Find out how and why O.T. helps entrepreneurs and creatives protect their most valuable assets.
Marishka discusses the power of storytelling and why building solid business relationships is essential.
Jada, a self-described museum activist is on a mission to change the face of the museum world. She tells us exactly how!
Storytellers & CineMistas
We just love sharing our stories - stories about us, by us, and for us - so we're highlighting some of our favorite authors and filmmakers! Get to know them, show your support, and spread the love!