I love you even though we haven’t met. Hi, I’m Brie, the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls with Purpose – an organization dedicated to preserving the lives of young women through books, mentorship, workshops and other events. You are significant. Your life has meaning and by walking in your purpose you can forever change history. That’s the message we work to convey here at BGWP.
Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death for individuals ages 10 to 24? That’s an extremely scary statistic and our goal is to shatter it. We’re committed to guiding high school and college through the discovery of why they have (you have) been placed on this planet.
I have to personally thank Brie. My goal setting hasn’t been at its best due to my laziness but after [her goal setting workshop] no matter how tired I get, I’ve decided to push myself to the fullest.
- Des’Trell Adams, author, Dillard University student
By living a life of purpose, you can’t help but to enhance the world around you through your gifts, talents and passions. I know this because I lived it.
Before discovering my purpose, I didn’t simplt wonder why I existed. I battled with thoughts of suicide and was ready to simply put an end to all my “what if?” questions. Combine that sense of apathy with low self-esteem and no clear sense of direction and you were left with a girl who felt like the world would be better without me.
Then one day…
A guy I thought was pursuing me, called and shared his plans to date another young lady. This crushed me and from that moment on I vowed that I would no longer be anyone’s second choice. I heard God ask “Are you ready for me to show you who you are?” “I’ve chosen you. I say you’re royalty.” And with a passionate yes, I stepped out on faith and decided God would be the core of my identity. Seeing myself through His eyes changed everything.
Fast forward seven years and I wrote my first book The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose. Today it stands as the foundation of all the work we’re doing.
Regardless of age, race or gender, this book will compel you to examine your own life closer. It will challenge you to walk boldly in your GOD-given purpose. You will refer to “The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose” again and again. Brie Daniels has wonderfully written a guide book, a how-to book, a reference book for ALL who aspire to living a life that brings honor and glory to GOD.
- Amazon Customer
Since surviving my season of overwhelm and learning to live with intention, I’ve developed a life I love and want to help other young women experience that same feeling.
Did you know?
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.
It’s time to put an end to this. Here on our website we talk about our fears, time management, relationships, faith and a lot of other topics. You can check out our events, find inspiration and read blog posts to your heart’s content. But don’t just take my word for it, browse around, stay a while, black girl with purpose!