One of my biggest issues with traditional calendars and planners is the lack of vacations and special events that I really care about, like Beyoncé’s birthday (September 4th, in case you didn’t know) and the release date of BAPS (March 28). This is not the case with Patrice Cameau’s Black Girl Holidays calendar. It’s literally “365 days of black magic” marked with all the cultural moments we typically rely on social media to remind us of. To be honest, there are quite a few things I didn’t even know existed, like National Unplug Day (!) And Single Parent Day.
Besides the fact that this calendar is fully funded, created and designed by black women, Cameau says it was vital for her to “share the experience of creating this resource with other black women business owners,” ensuring that ‘it be practical and celebrates the performance.
“Black women continue to be severely underrepresented in leadership positions in all industries, occupying just 4% of leadership positions compared to the 32% held by white women, according to 2019 Bureau data. of Labor Statistics in the United States, “she noted in a press. Release.
In addition, Cameau cites a recent Forbes article which says black women make up 42% of new female-owned businesses – three times their share of the female population – and 36% of all black-owned employer businesses.
“This same article says that research shows that due to COVID-19, most black and female-run businesses only have a few weeks to a month of cash flow.”
So while this calendar is certainly not a magic pill for your publishing efforts, black creatives will certainly have a head start in creating unique content that reflects their cultural background, while also supporting the black women who have created. this resource.
The calendar, available in hard copy or as a PDF download, comes with space to write affirmations, a comprehensive vision board with nine categories (mental / physical, financial / wealth, career, family, travel, love, home, hobbies, spiritual) quarterly planning / reflection sheets incredibly detailed and beautiful illustrations to keep you inspired.
Most importantly, each month is filled with notable birthdays, historic moments (like Vice President Kamala Harris’s swearing-in ceremony!), Vacations, and other black girl-centric events to keep on your radar. This includes the most popular moments, as well as contemporary moments that creatives will find especially rewarding to see. Buy the Black Girl Holidays Content Calendar here.
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