Jaden’s Birth Story

Jaden’s Birth Story

The Morning Of It was 6 a.m. June 22. I’d gotten up every 2 hours since I first laid down my head at 11:30 p.m. the previous night and I had this feeling that my on again off again sleep pattern marked the last night’s rest I’d get as just Brie. Not Jaden’s mom. Part […]

Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Michelle Lenae

Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Michelle Lenae

Michelle Lenae is a St. Louis native who received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with from Spelman college. At the time, Michelle says she knew she wanted to do law but wasn’t sure what kind and she had an interest in healthcare. So upon graduation from Spelman, Michelle enrolled in the University of Texas School of […]

Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Ie’shia McDonald

Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Ie’shia McDonald

Kansas City – born and raised, Ie’shia McDonald is a journalist, blogger, poet and the founder of hayqueen.com – an online space that focuses on uplifting young women of color through posts on lifestyle, careers, natural hair and everything in between. BGP: Ie’shia, what does it mean to you to be a black girl with purpose? Ie’shia McDonald: […]

Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

  In the age of “rise & grind”, “hustling” and “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” I think it’s safe to say our generation is consumed with obtaining success. This could be for a multitude of reasons 1) Our generation is characterized by taking risks and not waiting around on employers to choose us, but choosing […]