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Mocha Writer: What is Six Brown Chicks?
Six Brown Chicks: Six Brown Chicks is a group of women that have joined forces to blog daily on Chicagonow.com, a Tribune-owned media property.
We are composed of authors, philanthropists, journalists and business owners. We blog six days a week about relationships, life, love, sex and letting go of the drama.
We have branched out to bring our blogs to life through daily webisodes on WICU.com.
MW: When and why did you start it?
SBC: We started our blog on February 1, 2011. We formed the Six Brown Chicks becuase we have our networks dedicated to enlightening women, and we decided that we could make a bigger impact if we collaborated our passions and blog every day as one entity, the Six Brown Chicks.
MW: How did you become interested in blogging?
SBC: We are all authors, and blogging was a natural progression for us, as it provides the opportunity for instant feedback with our readers. It's been amazing to speak to those women who are unable to voice their innermost concerns or dilemmas with the honesty and candor that blogging allows.
Each of us became interested in blogging for various reasons, but collectively, we are able to write freely about subject matters that we are passionate about. We write specifically to empower others to achieve success at work and at home and in their relationships.
MW: What do you hope readers take away after reading your blog?
SBC: We discuss divorce, rape, bullying on the job, the uncomfortable conversations that everyday women would love to have and not be judged about.
We are bold in that we share personal experiences with the hope of connecting with others who may be in similar situations.
We want our readers to walk away knowing that of the six of us, one of us is just like you or maybe all of us are. The universal sisterhood is real, and we want women to know this: You're not alone.
We also hope that it will begin the much needed converstaion about the various topics that we discuss.
MW: What are some of your future goals?
SBC: Collectively, our future goal is a nationally syndicated talk show where we can reach the women who are not online, and we're working towards that. Individually, we all have various career goals that we continuously strive to achieve; we have a playwright, an empowerment coach, relationship columnists, editor and a spoken word artist in our little group.
MW: Who and what inspires you?
SBC: The love for women, all women, all ages, all shades, inspires us. That yearning for the YaYa Sisterhood, the village of nurturing, friendship and support inspires us.
MW: What do you love most about owning your own business?
SBC: We love the daily challenge of getting the good word out to the masses. It's like a wake-up call to arms for women; we love this, the everyday hustle to connect. We are excited about the many possibilities that the future holds, and we want our readers to recognize the boundless possibilities for them as well.
MW: What's your favorite inspirational quote/saying?
SBC: "Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
MW: What tips/advice would you to give someone who wants to start a business?
SBC: Do your research! Location is key. Delegate-- don't take on every role, even if you feel comfortable with the task, you want to avoid burning yourself out. Create a business plan, and make sure you follow your passion; therefore, it won't feel as though you're working, you're just doing what you love.
MW: How can you be contacted?
SBC: We can be contacted via email at email@example.com or Twitter, @sixbrownchicks.
For social awareness-related, panel discussions or speaking engagement requests, please contact our Social Media Manager, Shoya Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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