Welcome to Black Girls with Purpose, an organization dedicated to helping young women live with intention. I’m Brie Daniels, the founder and author of The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose.
How Black Girls with Purpose came into existence
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. I experienced doubt surrounding my worth and significance. As a result, I looked for validation in all the wrong places and found myself feeling empty on a regular basis.
Fast forward years later and I worked in teen ministry, having conversations with girls who were confused about why they were placed on this Earth. Afterward, I felt inspired to write The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose. Only a few months after publication I realized I didn’t want to solely rely on the action steps I placed in each chapter to ensure girls connected with the message. I wanted to go out and meet them in person and have conversations around the topic of purpose.
Reasons to connect
We love partnering with schools and other organizations to put on workshops and other fun events designed to help students. Our books and workbooks (perfect for group sessions) cover topics such as self-esteem, time management and more. The truth of the matter is, way too many of our girls are just wandering through life with no clear direction. As a survivor of suicidal thoughts that almost led to attempts, I understand how dangerous this style of living is.
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. This includes 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 other topics written with students age 16-22 in mind. We hope to be a resource of information for your school or organization. As much as we can, we want to provide tools that will help you connect better with the season of life your students are in. Please pass along our content to anyone you think could benefit from it.
Here’s to living on purpose.