Black Girl in Maine

is creating Independent BGIM Media and Musings In New England

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About Black Girl in Maine

Greetings and Salutations!

My name is Shay Stewart-Bouley, better known to a lot of folks as Black Girl in Maine. I am also the creator of BGIM Media, a digital space for in depth discussions on racism and white supremacy, a podcast series and public talks. I have long held to the belief that we need to look at who creates the narratives that we read and believe.

In most places, the narratives are fed to us by white people who are often unaware of their biases and prejudices that are often projected in the messages they share, which in turn, tends to keep things like white supremacy and institutional racism alive and well, in both subtle and overt ways. By day, I am a non-profit "admin extraordinaire," heading up the oldest continuously running anti-racist organization in the United States, Community Change Inc.

Black Girl in Maine Media is a media hub for non-white voices as well as ally voices in Northern New England and beyond. We were voted best media publication and best blog by the Portland Phoenix in 2018.

Your support ensures the sustainability of BGIM Media, which includes paying our writers and as well paying for the infrastructure that keeps it all running and including podcast production costs. And yeah, it ensures that I continue to have access to luxuries such as indoor plumbing, food and a retirement free of Kitty Chow under the bridge .

So what's in it for you? Aside from the groovy feeling of knowing that you are keeping the words flowing and creating more spaces for writers/creators of color, there are perks. All monthly patrons have access to patron only postings and access to our private Facebook group. There are also special perks tied to giving levels.

We are living in extraordinary times, as the pandemic and economic fallout enter their second year. The Trump years and the racial unrest of recent years reveals that we have much work ahead of us. The writing here offers a place to read, learn and deepen your praxis.  I hope that if the spirit moves you, you will consider becoming a monthly supporter at whatever level is comfortable for you. If you aren't comfortable or able to make a monthly pledge, a one time tip to my Paypal is also greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your support!

Warmly,

Shay aka BGIM









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