Another reason why I love the interwebs! I met Nick and Court through the net! I was already following their page @BlackGirlFlyMag, so I was thrilled when they reached out to me about taking part in a month long self-love challenge. It’s been a great experience! They are so efficient and so dedicated to what they do and engaging women to take part had been amazing. Take a listen to what they had to say below about how they met and came together and their 5 Things They Know for Sure!
Nick and Court, Black Girl Fly Magazine
We have been friends for about 7 years now and have worked together as business partners for a little over a year. We believe we make an awesome team because of our common faith but also our love of celebrating and uplifting women. Not only do we work together, we pray for each other, and inspire and encourage each other to grow spiritually, professionally and personally. In our journey as friends and business partners, here are 5 things we have come to know as truths:
1. We are blessed and highly favored-- Although there have been some bumps in our lives, we have been abundantly blessed in all aspects. There isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t reminded of how blessed we are!
2. I am my sister's keeper--As women, we have come to realize the importance of sisterhood; the power in receiving and giving love and support to other women. Our closest friends are our sisters and support systems.
3. Proverbs 31:30- Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised-- This is scripture means so much to the two of us. We recognize in all that we do, we remain balanced by keeping God first.
4. We are Queens and deserve to be loved fiercely-- Our movement is based on fierce love and we hold ourselves to very high standards; commanding not demanding respect and fierce love.
5. Self-love is a revolutionary act-- We recognize that as Black women, society does not always foster love and appreciation of Black women. We know from beauty ideals, representation in media and entertainment industries. Nevertheless, we've vowed to love ourselves. It’s a quiet and simple revolution against societal norms that devalue Black women’s beauty, brilliance and existence.