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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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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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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Happy #BlackMagicMonday! Meet Rae Burgess, entrepreneur, public speaker, event planner, and strategist. At only 23, Rae has started and led multiple successful businesses, mentored Black women who are interested in starting their own businesses, and continues to redefine and challenge her personal bar for success.
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In a world where bad news is constantly drowning out good news, I’ve found it to be a healthy practice to carve out intentional time each week to reflect on the things that inspired you, brought you joy, and made you think.
That being said, this is the first installment of a new weekly series called What We’ve Loving This Week, a run-down of books, articles, blogs, people, and products that Black professionals should be loving! So let’s get right into it!
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