According to Schmidt from New Girl, it’s one of the sexiest months of the year (Watch Season 1 Episode 6. Schmidt begins to explain to Jess what the sexiest months of the year are. It’s hilarious), and I couldn’t agree more. What’s so important about March? ITS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!!!!! Women’s History Month is powerful, beautiful, and all-around blessed (plus my birthday month!!!!). Many women have done so much to make room for you and me. So, today I will be shining light on women in my life that are going above and beyond in their careers.
Najah Muhammad Cross is the woman behind BBN, the waist beads and repurposed jewelry queen who is currently studying Marketing and Hip Hop & Visual Culture at Bowie State University. BBN is a handmade and repurposed muse inspired jewelry business created to amplify the beauty within the muse. I met Nana two years ago at an event that we were both sponsors of. We instantly clicked and became friends. I love her brand so much that I have not one but multiple pieces from them. I support her so much that I am a front line muse for the brand. I’m honored to support her just as much as she supports me. Want to purchase a chain, bracelet, or even some waist beads? Visit the website and use the code SOACG to get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.
Hunny where do I begin? Like Najah, I support Sedia like no other. She is an ethnobotanist and FSU alumna. I met her through mutual friends and I’m so glad I did. We’ve supported each other by coming to each other’s events (she was a vendor at our 2nd and 4th-anniversary parties). This brand has not only keeps me glowing on the sunny days but with the hair care products my twist outs have flourished and my hair as grown because of it. I’ve talked about them before on the blog and all over my social media and I won’t ever stop talking about them. Treat yourself to their products and even get your locs + natural hair done by her too! Tell her Moody sent you 🙂 Locs By Bijoux
Dellan Sellers, Sports Journalist
My good sis with even better sports talk. Chyyyle let me tell you if you want to have a conversation about sports in the DMV, this is the woman you need to talk to. She is a PG County enthusiast, a contributor of HBCU Gameday, and Bowie State alumna! I don’t know much outside of being a fan of the Redskins and DC sports in general but listening to her talk about the game and players lets me know how passionate she is about them. Her writing is out of the world too. Her work truly speaks for itself. If, you want to see exactly what I’m talking about check them out for yourself: HBCU Gameday Articles by Dellan.
Mimi, my shades dealer. Her shades are beautiful, sexy, and affordable. I love a good pair of shades so whenever I need something outside of the norm I know that I will always find something great in her inventory. I’m glad that our friendship and network expanded outside of our old job. We have grown to support each other (she was also a vendor at our 4th-anniversary pool party) and I can’t wait to see what this year has for her and her brands. Shop with them TUHDAY!
*Honorable Mention* May, Blkstability
My good friend May May recently started a black mental health podcast that airs every other Sunday! She is all about making people feel good no matter what they are going through (she’s also a great teacher to her babies). Her laugh alone is contagious! There’s never a dull moment with her so I know that this podcast will help so many people who may be going through something that doesn’t know where to turn. Follow the podcast on IG so you don’t miss any of the updates or inspirational quotes and stream on Apple, Spotify, Anchor, and so much more: IG
If I was to talk about every woman in my life that is doing fascinating work with their brands and businesses this post would never end. I’ve tweeted before that I can’t wait to be able to support my friends, family, and even strangers that are making a difference. My house will be covered with artwork, music/podcasts playing through the speakers, TV shows and movies will be streaming, recipes and food will be eaten….the list can go on forever. I’m here to let them know that the support will always be there and I’ll forever be in their corners.
This month, I plan to support woman businesses all month and throughout the entire year. I’ll be going to bars, restaurants, events, and so much more that are owned and operated by women (especially black women), and you should too. No matter what you do this month, honor the women in your life. Support their businesses by any means necessary. Show up for them. Do your part to show that you’re in their corner.
It’s the sexiest thing month of the year, how else would you want to spend it?
Yall be safe and have fun this weekend
(WEAR A JACKET EVEN IF IT IS NICE OUTSIDE)
See you in the next one
Xoxo, Jonice 💕