I created this site as a place to present ideas and opinions in support of black women and girls. I choose to use a pseudonym because I'm not trying to create a personal platform for myself here -- I want this to be a strong informational and motivational resource.

At the same time, I realize that it can be beneficial to young girls and women to know that someone can relate to many of their current experiences. I would also like for young black girls who may be going through a troubling time to feel comfortable enough to reach out for help when it's needed -- whether it's from me or one of my followers. I want this site to become a sort of support system and motivator for black women and girls.

So I'm going to give a few facts about myself here. If you have a similar experience and have a specific question about how to get through it, email me here -- your question might be published on CBL.

Facts About the Classy Black Lady
- I'm a prolific independent writer
- I'm a small business owner
- I went to an Ivy League university and have been "the only black girl in the room" for much of my life
- I pledged and joined a sorority
- I amassed a large amount of debt early on in life (early 20s)
- I have had major struggles with money in the past
- I have held all sorts of odd jobs in my life from retail to data entry to bartending during my years of self-discovery
- I was once in an abusive relationship
- I was teased as a young girl and only "swanned" after high school
- I have been engaged
- I have gone through the experience of losing someone very close to my heart
- I have had anger issues, and made it through periods of depression 
- I am very creative and a vivid dreamer

I think that this is a pretty good list of the experiences that many modern black girls and young women may go through. If you have a specific question related to one of these experiences that you're currently facing, I will do my best to address it either via email or in a blog post (you won't be named) at CBL Thrive.

Love,
The Classy Black Lady


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