Or A Seat At the Table.
Hey y’all! I had the absolute honor and privilege to shoot an Easter themed shoot with some amazing creative women of color last month! I remember getting an email from Mimi of The Tiny Tassel and almost deleting it because nobody emails me. I realized it was a legit email and was wonderfully surprised. Very rarely (that I’ve witnessed here in Charleston) are women of color brought together to collaborate. It seems like there’s an unwritten rule of competition where someone’s vying to be the special snowflake. I hope you read all the way into that metaphor.
It was refreshing to be a part of something that was celebratory of women of color. It was all very supportive and uplifting–something a lot of people wouldn’t want you to believe. We shared our stories, our frustrations, our goals, so many other things and we encouraged and vowed to support each other. This what what I’ve been missing and what I feel we need more of.
With that in mind, I decided to stop procrastinating and work on a networking event for black women bloggers and entrepreneurs. These relationships need to be nurtured and expounded upon to show unity and a real commitment to community over competition. This was the first step in creating our own opportunities and now I’m taking the next. Charleston Black Girl Bloggers Brunch (@chsblackgirlbloggersbrunch) is coming soon and if you’re interested in sponsoring or hosting us, please feel free to email me.