About the Author

Melvina Young and her work have been featured in the New York Times, on CNN.com, the Grio, the Emmy Award winning daytime talk show The Real, AmazonLive, and other national and local news publications. She has written hundreds of cards and over dozen books as well as created internet content...

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  1. So many–my grandmothers, my mom, my aunts…the women in my childhood church. All these women were–are–IN CHARGE. They didn’t just move the world for me; they made the world. I hope to be that for the littles in my life–the nieces, nephews, and godkids.

  2. “In their mutual reliance on one another, they became my model for understanding the superpower of sisterhood.” Everything in this piece was powerful, Melvina, but what I really love about this particular quote is how it captures who we have been, who we are and who we aspire to be as women of color in authentic community with each other. We become better versions of ourselves, together, and that’s one of the biggest takeaways I’ve learned from the women who’ve come before me and the sisterhood of women I know, embrace, and thrive within today…and I want to take the opportunity to thank you for being one of those women who move me and other sisters in so many powerful ways.

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