In 2018 after being the “Strong Friend” for the majority of my life, I experienced an emotional breakdown. I ended a long-term relationship, I was barely showing up for work, and I had fallen off the eating disorder wagon. My life was a whirlwind of chaos. I could feel that something major had shifted within me. Something I could no longer brush off. Depression and anxiety had consumed me.
“Data shows that for Black women, anxiety is more chronic and the symptoms more intense than their White counterparts” Female Anxious and Black.
Without access to the mental health needed, I focused on what I could control. Myself.
I began to change the things that were making me unhappy. I learned about alternative forms of mental health and put those things into practice. I started writing the first drafts of my first published work, Awakening Vibes Soulbook: Bohemian Bap’s Guide to Unleashing Your Power. What was initially created as a self-reflective, interactive journal for me, became a permanent reminder of the inner-work I had done. Unable to find a book publisher, I launched Pretty Brown Ink in December 2018. I focused on my passion – writing – and I reaffirmed my passion for helping African American girls overcome emotional trauma.
Having successfully overcome several childhood traumas, I am passionate about empowering women to birth their dreams, maximize their potential, and live a life fulfilled. A “Jill of all trades,” my desire to see others overcome and succeed is the driving force behind me.
I have been given a unique ability to guide women and girls through emotionally challenging times.
With a formal, credentialed, ministry training background, I’m no stranger to the secret issues of life we encounter. I have been called a Life Coach and an Accountability Partner. With so many out there, I prefer to stand alone. I speaks a language that resonates with powerful girls and women; some of whose background include C Level Business Executives, Core Ministry Leaders, Caregivers, and Social Media Influencers.
I started my first girls club at the tender age of 8 and founded my first non-profit organization at 27. A strong advocate for families and young women, I’ve volunteered countless hours towards various community activities in Michigan, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Dominican Republic.