Black Women Thrive
Black Women Thrive is an interview project I started in order to use writing as a medium to uplift and highlight the accomplishments of Black women. In the midst of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and prevalent nature of misogynoir (also, see Everyday Feminism), I wanted to go beyond "liking" and "sharing" and do my part to simultaneously dispel negative misconceptions regarding Black women and provide Black women with positive representations of themselves.
This series features Black women from diverse walks of life. Business women, travelers, artists, mothers. These powerful women all have interesting and inspiring stories to share. Most importantly, these women have overcome the odds to walk the road toward achieving their dreams. They are fearless, intelligent, and ambitious. They are proof that Black women are capable and can do anything they set their mind to under any circumstance in any location.
If you are not a Black women, I feel you can also find encouragement in these stories. If you find yourself ever doubting the capabilities of a Black woman...well, I will allow these stories to speak for themselves ;)