Share Your Story
Share your story...
The Black Girl Healing Project is a place for community. A space where we, as women of color, come together to share what we've been through and what we've learned - in an effort to help each other grow and heal.
What We're Looking For
Original work (not previously published anywhere else, including your own site), with a bio, for inclusion on the blog.
- Stories that are deeply personal and pull the reader in emotionally, painting a clear picture of a relatable life experience.
- Stories that dig beneath the surface and offer advice that isn't cliché or oversimplified. Instead, it’s insightful, thought provoking, encourages self-awareness, and provides our readers with the tools needed to understand themselves and the world on a deeper level.
- Advice that is practical and actionable, when the topic warrants clear action steps.
Aim for a word count between 800 and 1,000 words.
- Share a specific story from your life, with intimate detail. Don’t tell us you went through a tough time; show us. What happened? How did you feel when it happened? And after it?
- Offer insights and practical tips to help readers overcome similar challenges. Provide a clear message/lesson for readers, something that might evoke an “a-ha” moment for them.
- Choose a topic related to personal growth that is related to race, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, religion, parenting, and mental health.
- Avoid referencing your blog, coaching practice, book, or speaking career in the body of the post. You may work in the personal development or mental health fields, but your post should be more about your relateable experience
- Provide original, personal, and honest work. Original meaning your post has never been published anywhere, including your own blog, and does not include any sections taken from a previously published post.
- Keep paragraphs to 5 sentences or less. Include a bio, sixty words or less, at the bottom of the post. You can include one link to your services, if you are a business owner.
- Reserve self-promotion to your bio (as opposed to marketing a business, course, workshop, or service directly in the post). Links included in the body of the post will be removed.
- Include citations when citing statistics or knowledge acquired from other sources.
How to Submit
- Pitch your story to Naima at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line include: the proposed name of your piece, followed by your first and last name (ex. 5 Reasons Why Everyone Black Woman Needs a Therapist - Jennifer Sterling).
- Keep the body of your email short, sweet, and professional! If you've never written for us before: introduce yourself, provide 2-3 links to other published work (if applicable), followed by your pitch. Pitches longer than 3 paragraphs/10 sentences will not be considered.
- If your post feels like a good fit for our blog, you will receive a response within one week. If you don’t receive a response, please feel free to try again with a different post.
- We currently offer $35 as compensation for all published posts - as The Black Girl Healing Project grows, we hope to offer more.