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Realizing that people like to know the “who” behind the “what”, I’m thrilled you’re here because more than likely you have a vested interest in the well-being of African American girls, teens and women. In other words… we’re a lot alike, you and me.
So here’s the deal, I’m African American, I’m a woman and I grew up in the inner city, in other words, I AM these girls.
As a student in predominantly White honors programs in school, I felt like an outsider. As a Black girl in a lower class community, who was “a nerd” or “talked funny” I felt again…like an outsider. While I always knew there was something really different about my experience as a Black girl, I never understood how to navigate the challenges of feeling like I didn’t belong. I think subconsciously I was trying to get the answers to my many questions through helping young women struggling with the same issues.
Perhaps this is why it is so effortless to work with, teach, understand, hear and love them…
I believe that one’s failures, challenges and areas of struggle would become their ministry. For example, if you have repeatedly failed in business and finally became successful, one of your ministries is to be a business coach to provide insight and tools for others to avoid (or at least see) the pitfalls that cost you time, money and frustration.
I realize through a lifetime of mistakes that my ministry is pretty clear.
I’ve worked with girls, teens and women regarding leadership for over two decades. I’ve been everything from a life coach, to a personal stylist, to an executive director of a non-profit. I’ve earned a Master’s in Transformational Leadership from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. I earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the same school.
What do all of these experiences have in common?
I’m really pretty grateful for my own transformation that came through failure and loss and destructive relationships. All of these experiences led me to a place where I had to redefine my life, establish my core values and ABIDE by them.
Strengthening these values daily, I have keen eyes to see, ears to hear and mind to understand when someone is not living up to these or “their own” core values. Girls are especially prone to abandoning their values to fit in or be accepted.
At the end of the day, I simply love what I do.
But that's not all I love...
I am a textbook introvert. I love my quiet down times where I am able decompress, reflect and relax. This is essential to my life balance.
Salsa dancing - I love the experience of moving my body to Latin music.
I don't get to do it as much as I'd like to, but I love to travel to different places and learn about different cultures, foods and environments.
I'm kind of a big deal in the kitchen. I love to cook for friends and family.
That's enough about me. If you are inspired by my work with African American girls, please DONATE so that we can continue to work with those who cannot afford our programs and services.
Again, thank you for stopping by.
In love & light!
Dr. Michelle Majors