Update: Black Girl Shine is now a globally-published ebook and paperback. Learn more here.
Over a year ago I wrote and published, for the first time, a short poetry book, Black Girl Shine. My intention was to highlight the beautiful Black Kings and Queens that surround, support and inspire me on a daily basis.
The collection of poems also served as a confidence booster from me to me. Kind of like a letter to my younger self (hey, you gotta #loveyourself).
Today, the book has over 1,600 reads in 10+ countries around the world. You can read the book on Wattpad and Dropbox. Black Girl Shine is currently ranked at #107 in short poems, #50 in empathy and #175 in lessons.
Black Girl Shine Story Submissions
Ever since I published my poetry book, I took it upon myself to use the hashtag #BlackGirlShine to celebrate other people’s accomplishments, along with my own. To me, #BlackGirlShine isn’t only a book. It’s a lifestyle and celebration of what can be accomplished as a Black female boss.
With that being said, I’m excited to introduce a tab on my blog for Black girls to share the many untold stories on how they shine and what makes them a boss.
You can submit on any topic from your hair journey, career path and personal goals to a life lesson or event that contributed to your growth. The sky’s the limit!
To submit your story of 500 words or less, you can email me using subject line “#BlackGirlShine Submission” at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to send in a photo or photos to accompany your story, as well as links to your social media platforms.
This is YOUR chance to inspire Black girls around the world.
So, Black girl, go on shine!
Story submissions can be found here.