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STAFF

Mission

 The #SmartBrownGirl book club is widening space for the public to engage with research, theory, and history across a wide-range of backgrounds and knowledge bases. 

By pairing texts with historiographical components via reading guides/syllabi and hosting live online group discussions, we allow the public to participate in the type of dialogical reading typically confined within the gates of elite institutions. 

JOUELZY

FOUNDER

Jouelzy is a content creator & founder of #SmartBrownGirl, where she curates discussions centered around pop culture trends with a political history lense. 

WHITNEY WEST

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Whitney is a speaker and success coach who helps women get unstuck when they feel they have settled in life.  She is originally from Arkansas but resides in New Orleans, LA.

Catch her as the host of the podcast, When Whit Happens.

ASHLEY NICKENS

GRANT RESEARCH LEAD

Ashley is a storysharer and the founder of SISTORIES, an interactive Black Feminist literary magazine and writing workshop. She enjoys fostering community around the historical and contemporary narratives of southern Black femmes. Check out the digital publication to read more of her work.

KATRICE WD

HEAD OF DESIGN

Katrice is owner of L.A. Inkwell, design firm that specializes in UI design and web development.  She enjoys creating impactful work through her skill as both an artist and web developer. You can catch her previous original artwork collab with #SmartBrownGirl in the shop with the “Black Women are Valuable” tee

JASMINE KENDRICK

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Jasmine Kendrick is the founder of Penny Lane Projects. She embraces her creativity and technology to help brands expand their audience, improve engagement, and increase revenue. 

Syllabi Cohort

The cohort is a collective of post-graduate Black women who assist with reading selection, organization, and producing syllabi ensuring there is a historiographical component that opens access to all reading tracks to a wide range of knowledge bases.  

Samantha Brown

Dr. Donnesha Blake

Morgan Bryant

Dr. Nicole Carter

Sierra Croker

Dr. Alisha J Hines

Thamara Jean

Chloe Jones

Nai Lee Kalema

Diamond Ray

Bry Reed

Danielle Slaughter

Regina Strong

Dr. Dara Walker

Interested in joining the cohort?

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