Sunday May 12th a new network for the new New black woman called the She Thrives Network is scheduled to launch and we are ready to take the world by storm!  This site is open to women of all ethnic backgrounds, but what She Thrives works to accomplish, is its mission of diversifying the image of the black woman by highlighting her in a myriad of roles and responsibilities.  The black woman is seen as a mother, a working professional, a politician, a geek, a fashionista, a yoga enthusiast, and so much more.  The archaic monolithic stereotypes of the past have dissipated away and the She Thrives Network illustrates that in detail through the works of six female bloggers who have a distinct voice in their respective communities.

Christelyn Karazin – The brainchild behind She Thrives Network started when Christelyn thought of the idea to create a female-empowered network ran by women.  She is the founder and creator of the website for interracial dating called Beyond Black and White. She is also the co-author of “Swirling: How to Date, Mate & Relate, Mixing Race, Culture & Creed.

Vanisha Sapp – is the creator of African Export.  Her YouTube channel has over 92,000 subscribers and got her start in multimedia when she began chronicling her natural hair journey via Youtube. She has also been labeled on The Huffington Post as one of the “Top 5 Natural Hair Bloggers”, as well as

Jenn Jackson – is the co-founder of Water Cooler Convos, a “nerdy, artsy, bourgie” blog discussing current events, music, and politics with a hipster spin. She is also the founder and CEO of The Worth Campaign, a future 501c3 serving young women of color by means of self-worth messaging and individual empowerment.

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Terri Ann McDonald – is the creator, writer and resident foodie of, a health and fitness blog “fusion” celebrating good food, hot power yoga, cross training and an eclectic mix of lifestyle topics.

Gennifer Miller Dornstreich –  is the founder of Healthy Textures LLC, a company dedicated to helping women of color achieve healthy relaxed hair at home. She started as a blogger and free lance journalist for various web and print publications. In October 2007, she wrote and produced the Healthy Textures’ Guide to Roller Setting DVD and launched a popular forum-based community for thousands of women of color.

Jamie Broadnax – Well you guys kinda already know this chick.  Haha.  Jamie is the founder and creator of the only blog for nerdy black women called Black Girl Nerds.  The idea of quirky geeky black girls being an anomaly didn’t sit well with her, and she decided to create a blog that depicts women of her ilk. The blog has expanded to a weekly podcast and now is a part of the She Thrives Network!

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