Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Jessica Skipper

Jessica Skipper is a Mississippi native and current New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary student. Jessica studied Elementary Education at Mississippi University for Women “because I love kids” for 2 years before experiencing a slight shift in her life’s mission. “I got this burden on my heart for kids in poverty,” she says. “And I felt God calling […]

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 […]

Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Brandice Sutherland

Black Girls with Purpose Feature: Brandice Sutherland

Brandice Sutherland is a St. Louis resident, Mizzou alum (are you noticing a trend yet) and recent Wash. U graduate where she received her Master’s in Social Work. Brandice describes herself as “a wife to a wonderful man, hip-hop enthusiast, sister, entrepreneur, mentor and a servant and advocate for the Kingdom of God- which is where her […]