Building a strong team at BGG is synonymous to building a passionate team, one that has a holistic understanding of our company’s mission, vision, goals, and strategies. BGG team members share a passion for dismantling educational inequality and promoting professionalism among women of color. We work collaboratively and cross-functionally to mold BGG as a leader in this movement.
Ashley Drayton, Contributor
Ashley Drayton is an aspiring fashion and lifestyle writer and magazine editor from Atlanta, GA. She is most likely found blogging on insidethepinknotebook.com, managing and writing for hercampus.com/gsu, listening to music or her favorite podcasts–The Read and Dormtainment, watching YouTube vloggers, having the time of her life at concerts, or out in the city with her friends. Follow her on twitter @ayyeyoashhh & @herpinknotebook, check out her personal blog insidethepinknotebook.com
Chad Harris, Contributor
Chad Harris is an organized mess and proud product of the best HBCU; The Real HU (Hampton University) Duh. He is a native of Chicago, PR genius, and all around urban gentleman. Reach him at email@example.com or find him on the snap, gram, and twitter @wasitthe_chad or not (thats totally up to you). Read more from Chad at www.beingbrokescholars.com
Brianna Williams, Contributor
Brianna is a nomad minded twentysomething year old who is obsessed with watching YouTube videos, vlogs, and Periscope broadcasts. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found writing, doing videos or photography, or simply watching Dance Moms. Brianna is a blogger and multimedia journalist with a passion for pop culture, entertainment and sports. Check out her blog C’est la Bri, www.cestlabri.com. Twitter: @CestLaBrianna, LinkedIn: Brianna M. Williams
Kimberly Jones, Contributor
“Kimberly is a GVSU senior (Go Lakers!) majoring in Broadcast Production. She can be found uploading vlogs on Youtube, walking in fashion shows, participating in rallies against racial injustice, and sharing her experience as a working college student on her personal blog www.lovekimj.com. Being the product of a military family, she’s well-traveled with a unique (often humorous…sometimes) life prospective.
Follow her on Insta (@KimberlyAlethia) and let her know what you think of her articles! She loves a good critic.”
Cheyla Shabazz, Contributor
Cheyla Shabazz is a NYC based media strategist and Syracuse University alumna with a deep love for over-hyphenation, puns, and speaking parenthetically. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking (or simply eating all cheese-covered items), Chinese dramas, and exploring parts unknown. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @sincerestsarczm!
Kanika Pennie, Contributor
Kanika Pennie is a writer, blogger, student and lover of mankind!
Sharae Cooper, Contributor
Sharae'”Rae LaShae” Cooper is a budding entrepreneur, aspiring philanthropist, and creative writer from Detroit, MI. Graduate of Wayne State University, Sharae’ is an up and coming PR Specialist. When she’s not working on her brand, representing other brands or writing, Sharae’ enjoys music and poetry showcases and getting lost in music. Check out her medium write ups at www.medium.com/@raedaarllc and follow her on Instagram at @Raelashaecoop & @Raedaar
Tanasia Kenney, Contributor
Tanasia Kenney is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University. She’s an aspiring journalist and hopes to own her own lifestyle magazine one day. She enjoys writing about beauty and runs her own mental health blog. She also has a passion for dance and the performing arts. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, and binge watching old episodes of Girlfriends. Kenney hopes to continue perfecting her craft as a journalist through hands-on experience in the field.
Tia James, Contributor
Tia James is a personal branding consultant and student at the University of Missouri. You can find her on her website at tiajames.org or on twitter @tiatamjam.
Davetta McKinney, Photographer
Davetta is an inspiring photographer on the rise. She has an eye for capturing the beauty in life, so that’s what she tries to do. You can always find beauty in the ugliest situation. She’s an Upstate New Yorker, S/O to Syracuse. She loves sports, theology, and long walks on the beach. FB @Davetta McKinney, Instagram @Dm_Visions
Olivia Johnson, Social Media Intern
Olivia Johnson is a senior Newspaper and Online Journalism major studying in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also majoring in African American studies and Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Olivia has six years of journalism experience and is pursuing a career in communications and/or law. She is passionate about the advancement of people of color more specifically, the appraisal and uplift of women who identify as being a part of the African diaspora and works to ensure that people of color are informed and conscious in their daily lives.
Alexis Reliford, Contributor
Hailing from Natchitoches, Louisiana, dubbed the “City of Lights,” Alexis Reliford, a writer passionate about magazine reporting, viral content and New York City. She’s also a recent graduate from Northwestern State University with a degree in Mass Communication and English.