Hi I’m Brie, the founder of Black Girls with Purpose. We so appreciate you taking a look around our website to find out what it is that we’re all about. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing it means one of two things:
- You’re a parent of a young black woman
- You know a parent of a young black woman
Whatever brought you here, I’m happy to give you our spiel! Our goal as an organization is to help young women understand their value and start living out their purpose. Outside of good old fashioned words of encouragement, our mentorship, books, workshops and other fun events are all designed to help them live with intention. The truth of the matter is, way too many of our girls are just wandering through life with no clear direction and as a survivor of suicidal thoughts that almost led to attempts, I understand how dangerous this style of living is.
Before discovering my purpose, I found myself exhausted from all the “what if?” questions of life and felt my best option was to just put an end to them. I had a loving and supporting family, a quality education but something was still missing. As hard as it may be to believe, these same thoughts may be plaguing the mind of your teen or college student and our organization is dedicated to helping change that.
Did you know?
Suicide is the leading cause of death amongst individuals ages 10-24. I personally attribute that to lack of clarity, hope and direction.
7 in 10 young women believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members.
75% of young women with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem.
30% of teen girls say they feel misunderstood and purposeless.
Here at BGWP, we’re looking to shatter these statistics. Over on the blog, we talk about fears, purpose (of course), relationships, faith and a lot of other topics written with your daughters, nieces, cousins in mind. If you found this page before them, I hope you’ll pass along our content. We love hearing how we can best serve you, so if you want to stay connected and up-to-date on what we’re doing as an organization join our email list and read what others have said!
Here’s to living on purpose.