When we started working on this Series towards the end of 2018, we were looking for a way to start a conversation with Black Women. We wanted to hear from our Queens. We wanted them to have the freedom to share with us anything and everything. We reached out to several wonderful Black Queens on the Interwebs and let me just say, we got overwhelming support. The fellas have just been taking in the gems these ladies have been dropping. We will be sharing with you these articles throughout the month of March. We initially wanted the Series to run during Black History Month but decided it was best to do it in March because we are not just Black in February.
So, from all the brothers at BMWB HQ, it is my pleasure to give you the BLACK QUEEN LETTERS Series 2019.
Meet Our Contributors
Jazmine Hawes is a 23 year-old, Flight Attendant from Pittsburgh, PA. She is the owner of AllThatJazz where she creates content on social issues, personal experiences, and arts & culture. Jazmine is also the creator of The Hungry Christian, a food blog dedicated to delicious meals & encouraging biblical scripture.
Ashleigh is a Cleveland, OH native, currently residing in the D(M)V who is currently on a mission to genuinely live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She is a proud alumna of Howard University and a Technology Consultant. Ashleigh launched her blog “My Happy Journeigh” in the summer of 2016 and has been using it as a safe space to share her journey throughout the years struggling with depression, anxiety, insecurity, and trying to find her way to “happy”. MHJ is a collection of her thoughts, lessons learned, and random epiphanies that have guided her to the place she is now..somewhere between happy and healthy.
Miss Ashley was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She is a blogger, writer, and author. She received her Bachelors in English and Journalism in 2013 from Western Illinois University and most recently a Masters in English from Governors StateUniversity. She looks forward to leaving her mark in the wonderful world of writing. She runs the website Miss Ashley’s Anecdotes
Chimere is Rochester, NY native currently in the DMV. She is also the founder of Love Yourself & Co., a natural skin care product company. She is also our newest in-house Black Queen Guru and contributor to upcoming Crowning the Black Man Segment. We will be sharing more on that in the upcoming weeks.
Vivian Hughes holds a therapy certification and is a personal trainer and life coach. She can intuitively pinpoint the excuses that clients use to sabotage health, wealth and love in their lives. She graciously and assertively designs the process of clients to their “Ah-Ha” moments. Vivian is the Creator of Brand New Me, a group coaching program that provides women with the information, inspiration and the accountability to shift from unsure, frustrated and overwhelmed to confident, radiant and in command of their life.