Dorian McCorey’s story is a true testament to how far hard work, dedication, intentional decision-making, and the relentless pursuit of your passion will take you. While most people start figuring out what they want to do around the time they pick their majors in undergrad, Dorian has been working toward her dream of becoming an actress since she was a little girl. A recent graduate of Elon University with a B.F.A in Music Theatre, Dorian is currently an actress signed to D.G.R.W, a boutique film and theatre agency in New York City, in addition to running her own highly successful photography business, DMcCorey Photography.
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While self-care is something that should be happening at some point during every day of the week, it’s a healthy practice to try to goal yourself on carving out at least one day of the week where your energy and your focus is intentionally centered around doing what makes you happy, fills you with joy, and puts your mind and soul at ease. For me, that day is Sunday; unless I’m traveling or attending an event that I can’t get out of, I’m spending purposeful, reflective, and uninterrupted time feeding my soul.
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I spend a lot of my quiet, introspective, alone time focused on my personal development by way of unravelling the many layers of my identity. In other words, I’ll sit and ask myself questions like, “Who and what have had the greatest influence on the person I am today?” “How did the environment that I was immersed in for most of my upbringing and adolescence impact the way in which I perceive people and the world as an adult?” And, “When did I start caring about my Blackness more than I care about the other elements of my identity?
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Casey Evans embodies the idea that your passion and life’s calling can truly become your career. A lover of all things holistic health, Casey has dedicated her life and burgeoning career to helping Black women in particular take care of themselves in holistic ways – meaning, there is an equal emphasis on physical, mental, and spiritual health care and treatment.
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Brenna Humphries is one of those rare individuals that you admire and aspire to be like every time you encounter her. With a peaceful, Christ-centered spirit, calm demeanor, willingness to tackle challenges head on through her inspiring work ethic, Brenna redefines #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackProfessionalMagic everyday. I had the privilege of sitting down with Brenna and getting to learn more about how she’s acquired so much career success and tangible experiences at such a young age.
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I have proudly indulged in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for over a decade. It’s unique flavor combinations have complemented my high school breakups, accented my gossipy girls nights in, and served as the perfect pick-me-up after long, stressful days at work. But last week, when I found out that Ben & Jerry’s released a bold statement standing in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and speaking out against systemic and institutionalized racism, I had never been so proud to have given one company so much of my money over the years. Continue reading “3 Important Lessons that Ben & Jerry’s Support for #BlackLivesMatter Taught Us”
Happy #BlackMagicMonday, Kings & Queens! This week, I have the pleasure of introducing you to a woman who inspires me, challenges me, and is a true agent for social and racial justice in our country. Courtney Parker West is a community organizer, teacher leadership coach, writer, consultant, and aspiring connoisseur of moderately priced wines. She is interested in issues pertaining to race, identity, power, how our narratives shape the impact we leave in the world. She is black, Meskwaki, and Jewish and draws strength from the fortitude and legacy of her ancestors. Parker West lives with her husband, a fellow community organizer, public school educator, and womanist, in Raleigh, NC.
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