Welcome to Black Girls with Purpose, an organization dedicated to helping young women live with intention. I’m Brie Daniels, the founder, Executive Director 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 was exhausted by all life’s “what if?” questions. I thought my best option was to eliminate 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.
Fast forward years later and I was working in teen ministry, having conversations with girls who were confused about why they existed. Afterward, I felt inspired to write The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose. Only a few months after publication I decided not to rely solely on the action steps in each chapter to ensure girls connected with the message. I wanted to go out and meet them and discuss their purpose.
Reasons to connect
We love partnering with schools and other organizations to put on workshops and fun events designed to help high school and college-aged women. Our books and workbooks (perfect for group sessions) cover topics such as self-esteem, goal setting and more. Too many of our young ladies are wandering through life aimlessly. 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. We also 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.