Dear Black Female Creative,

Dear Black female creative,

If you have ever felt like you’ve had to work twice as hard to get half as much as your non-black female cohorts, then I’m writing this for you. 

I didn’t really plan on posting this… but today is the first day of Black History Month, so I figure its a good time to talk about our future. I have been working hard in my industry for 6 years. I literally started a business with NOTHING. I went from being unemployed to supporting myself and employing/ creating jobs for others, all by doing what I love. I made a lot of mistakes and I am extremely proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. I believe I’ve had some good luck, but mostly I’ve worked my ass off to make the most of every opportunity that I could. 

I believe in the power of women and I work in an industry where “girl power” is basically a religion. Women are banning together, collaborating, lifting each other up and building networks to ensure that they’re all getting a fair shot at the same opportunities. But I, more often than not, feel excluded from this support both on a personal and professional level and I know I’m not the only one.  So what do I do? Confront people?  Fire off some angry tweets? Complain? (sometimes)  But mostly, I just keep working harder and use the frustration as fuel for my dopeness.

But today I want to do something different. Black girls, lets link up!!  Artist, entrepreneurs, bloggers, musicians, actors, writers, designers, whatever! I don’t care how many followers you have on social media or where you are in your professional or creative journey. I have a lot to share and a lot that I want to learn and accomplish in this world and I believe that we can do it together!

love,

Amina.

p.s. Email me: tasselfairy@gmail.com

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