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This Woman Turned Her Blog Into A Nonprofit That Mentors Black Girls


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This Woman Turned Her Blog Into A Nonprofit That Mentors Black Girls

In 2012, Diamond Craig was lost. With a college degree in biology from York College, the then 23-year-old was stuck in a dead-end temp job with no chance of progression. It didn’t help that she was also feeling stagnant in her five-year toxic relationship with her high school sweetheart. Searching for her purpose, she decided to take her pain and channel it into a journal, but she wasn’t sitting in her room with a pen in hand. She chronicled her millennial matters online in blog form and titled it “Purposefully Pretty.”

 “I thought that people who would read it would be inspired, could learn something and could relate,” the 28-year-old Queens, NY native said. “I wanted to share my story in hopes that it would help someone else.”Craig’s posts talked about relationship problems, finding her purpose, work-related issues and also highlighted women of color in the media who embodied Black girl magic.  After a few months, a light bulb went off and she decided to turn her blog into a nonprofit to benefit Black girls and women.

“I wanted to see the people who were reading my blog and have a wider reach,” Craig explained. “In October of 2012 I contacted some people who had the same values as me and I asked if they wanted to come together and create a group where we could figure it out together. By November 2012 we had our first ‘Purposefully Pretty’ meeting.”

Since then, the Purposefully Pretty team, which consists of all Black women, has hosted events like the “Big Sister Brunch,” a ‘Self-Care Fair,” “TrapAerobics,” a vision board workshop and annual anniversary luncheons. Besides their “GoalsTakingAction” Mentorship program, they also have …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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