We had the good fortune of connecting with Donecia Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Donecia, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my business came from a lack of spaces for women of color to freely express themselves. The spaces for women of color, especially black women, to voice their experiences are limited. I wanted women to know that another woman relates to them with a similar background or life story. I also wanted them to see women with different creative talents embarking on a journey of self-discovery. My brand was established at a critical point in my life as I was transitioning into becoming my most authentic self. I decided that my transparency about life and my healing journey could be the stepping stone for someone else. I sought to express myself in the best way I knew how, and for me, that was writing. My writing for Black Girl Magic Unscripted propelled my content business Necia Always Writes, which specifically does writing for creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. It has also helped me produce my first book, which is Black Girl Butterfly Effect.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Black Girl Magic Unscripted is like the advice you get from an older sister or your favorite aunt. My content is relatable but unique in that it addresses the real questions that most women in my shoes have. Being an educated, millennial woman of color is challenging in a society that imposes so many limits on us. I’m proud that my blog has inspired other women to pursue their goals and become authentically themselves. Professionally, blogging has forced me to step out of my comfort zone and be transparent about my life trauma. However, being open about my life experiences has made me realize that everyone has a story to tell and that people truly are the best teachers in life. I want the world to know that Black Girl Magic Unscripted is a brand that speaks for all voices and never underestimate the magic women have within.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting, I would take her to a local museum or a music festival. We would explore the eccentric places of the city that cater to creatives. We love self-expression so we would definitely hit up a painting event or a drag brunch event. I would take her to The French Toast, which is an amazing brunch spot. Some of the most amazing places to check out are the ones that stray away from the norm!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My brand actually was the idea of my friend, Luvy Fields, who encouraged me to blog. She gave me my initial thought process on how to get my thoughts into the world. After launch, she kept me motivated to keep writing along with my friend Loreal. I’ve also had an outpouring of love and encouragement from my family since the launch. A special shoutout to Queen Media Collective for allowing me to express my opinions and thoughts via their platform as well. However, I would be nothing without readers and subscribers.
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