Our shared journey towards self-discovery began in college as 5 young women trying to figure out who we were and ultimately, where we were going. Naturally, we went our separate ways after graduating but social media kept us in touch. As the years flew, we attempted multiple meetings to reconnect but nothing fell through. We finally created a group chat in hopes of catching up and potentially planning a brunch this summer. It was nostalgic, it felt as though nothing changed even though almost everything did. We realized we weren’t the same young girls who attended St. Peter’s University searching for their identities.
It’s obvious we’re all in a space where our desires are bigger than our careers. We are all looking for more and doing more. More of what we love and what inspires us. Shaena (@shayliterox), is a graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy currently doing travel PT in Texas. She advocates traveling as much as possible to experience different cultures and gain empathy from people from all walks of life.
Yorwah( @yorwah.k), is an undergrad in Criminal Justice. Currently, a Paralegal working for a Financial Services office with a focus in Corporate Law. She has a passion for investing and restructuring the community. She enjoys traveling and trying new things.
Val ( @vmoneyy_) is a recent postgraduate with an extensive background in Human Resources Management and employee relations. She is also a huge advocate for self-improvement and lifting up women within the black community.
Anita (@nita_bonitaa ) has started her own event planning company( @eventsbyanniea ) with the desire to curate events that tackles real-life issues and to be a voice for and of many.
Angelica, CEO of her travel company @maboja.travel as well as a travel vlogger on YouTube ”Must Be Jelly”.
In a world where divisiveness has become even more rampant, we anchor together in our sisterhood despite our different crafts & interests. We share in each other’s burdens with the intent to empower and scale one another. We’re still the same young women searching for an identity but this time with the intent to ultimately manifest the God-given purpose each one of us has. So though our styles are uniquely different like our journey towards self-discovery, our colors, bond and spirit bind us together.
Photos taken by: @onuafrancis