Founder’s Message

Facing Our Fears Workshop, Mentorship | Black Girls with Purpose at Dillard

Dear sister, 

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I love you even though we haven’t met. Hi, I’m Brie, the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls with Purpose – a New Orleans based organization inspiring high school and college aged women to live with intention and without regret. By exposing young ladies to our books, mentorship, our workshops and other fun events we believe we can change the narrative of young black women.

No matter what you’ve heard up to this moment, you are significant, your life has meaning and you can literally impact generations by walking in your purpose.

Fun and professional

Brie is both fun and professional. She has a lot of knowledge on a variety of subjects. After her workshop, I learned what I really have a passion for and how to improve my time management.

Carly L.
Louisiana State University

Setting goals and accomplishing them

Brie has passion! Whatever task you put in front of her, she will accomplish. After her time management workshop I’m spending less time on social media and my phone and instead using that time to set goals and accomplish them!

An awesome resource

The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose is an awesome resource for the Alternative School setting where young girls have no idea what it means to live on purpose. They are simply reflecting what they see at home, on TV and in the streets. Thank you, thank you, thank you Brie for this awesome resource. The girls love it as well. It makes them think about why they do the things they do.

Unlocking purpose

My ministry caters to young women and a huge percentage of them lack direction. My prayer was that exposing them to [Brie] and [her] book would provide them some insight as to what purpose means and it did!

Cecilia Smith
Sisters of Strength

Push yourself to the fullest

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
Dillard University

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 simply 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 because I didn't have a plan.

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.

A wonderfully written book

The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose takes an insightful look at the challenges facing young women of color in today’s society. The author seamlessly weaves personal experiences and triumphs with an impressive command of Biblical Scriptures to provide a road map for living a life that is purposeful, meaningful and led by the Spirit. 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.”

Cynthia Rhodes

So relevant

I think The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose is so relevant and a possible resolution to the problems many black girls face today. I enjoyed every bit of it and would encourage anyone to read it. Especially a young girl who is still finding her purpose in Christ.

Miyah Davis
Xavier University

A lesson for my younger self

My only wish is that this book would have published ten years sooner! There’s so much in this book that I wish I could have taught my younger self. I hope it finds the hearts and minds of young girls and women alike.

Black Girls with Purpose Feature | Danita Summers on stairs
Danita Summers

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.

Source: dosomething.org

It's time to put an end to this. Here on our website we talk about our fears, time managementrelationships, 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!

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