As nine o’clock neared and the nerves I’d thought were subtle jitters failed to subside, I couldn’t help but wonder how my interviewee, Dr. Hasna Muhammad, is preparing for our quick chat, miles away in New York. After I’d confirmed our interview time and day weeks before, I did a lot of wondering about what kind of woman she might be- how she’d sound, if she’d be kind, and how deep she’d allow our conversation to go. Among the women I had the
For this edition of Black Girl, using my favorite social medium, Twitter, I sent out a request for creatives of all kinds to send me examples of their work if they wanted to be interviewed. I thought at most I’d get ten or fifteen submissions from girls in HBCUs in the DMV; however, after a few hours, my DMs were flooded with exceptionally talented young women who do everything from visual design to poetry at schools like Tuskegee and North Carolina A&T, all the way down to the AUC and beyond. And although they varied in creative fields, level of experience, and location, they all shared the same basic goal - to excel at the highest level in their respective endeavors.
The first girl I spoke to was Maya Randolph, a freshman at Clark Atlanta University from Dayton, Ohio with a passion for spoken word.
Thanksgiving aka the day where your healthy eating regiment goes out the window is almost here.
The holiday season is finally upon us, which means I’ll soon be booking train tickets back home from school.
I’ve always thought of myself to be very self-assured almost to the point where I can’t be easily influenced.
As a little girl, I was enthralled by the idea of living a perfect life. I had dreams of becoming a pediatrician and establishing my own children’s hospital all while getting married and raising a family.
Now more than ever, we are seeing Black women-owned businesses making a name for themselves in the global market.