What is Black Girl Thrive?

Black Girl Thrive started as a platform to recognize Black women in Phoenix, Arizona for their great work and accomplishments that too often went unnoticed by "popular" culture.  Co-Founders Deanna S Reid and Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant set out on a mission to connect Black women in the region to each other while celebrating their greatness.  Today Black Girl Thrive is  a start-up organization focused on providing tangible resources to the wholistic compass of the Black Woman; illuminating the lack thereof.


The #BlackGirlThrive Team


Chief Creative Officer

Deanna S Reid (CCO)

If I'm being honest, writing "about me" sections has never been my favorite.  It always feels unauthentic to me, I'd rather be having a conversation with you about your story, travels and exchange ideas of how to change the world starting right here with us.  But here you are taking out your precious time to read it so thank you! I'll give you the short version.  Enjoy.

I just want to do what I love, travel, and make a difference.
— Deanna S Reid

[The Short Story]

  • VA all day! [Chesapeake]

  • Sometimes I sound a little country

  • Introvert turned photographer

  • Photog life @TheSocialPhotog

  • Neo-soul/Funk saves lives [really it does]

  • Youtube Playlist for a good mood: Mix - Kaytranada

  • The root of all things positive is LOVE, share it

  • Find beauty in life, the world is full of art

  • Tip for life: Keep It Short & Sweet

Photo courtesy The Social Photog

Photo courtesy The Social Photog

Chief Inspiration Officer

Gaybrielle Gant (CIO)

Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant is a little brown girl from Phoenix Arizona. A self proclaimed "dream chaser"...she lives to inspire women of color to live the lives of their dreams by living UNapologetically!  Gaybrielle,  recently relocated back to the Valley from New York City and is excited to be back "home"! Gaybrielle is a current Graduate student within the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University obtaining a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. Gaybrielle is a dynamic leader, speaker and supporter of all things BLACK GIRL MAGIC. Known for her infectious energy, she is passionate about encouraging women of color to dare to dream beyond and allowing her life to be a living breathing example of the empowerment that can take place in someone's life when they fall in love with their purpose! Gaybrielle has committed her life to helping to change the negative representation of women of color and BLACK Women in her community and globally. Spelman College Graduate, Proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Entrepreneur, Food Enthusiast, Event Couturier, Life coach, World Wanderer, Māvyn of Dreams, Daughter, Aunt, Sister and Friend. Gaybrielle is the Founder of a local nonprofit, She is Infinite Inc., an asset development organization that seeks to empower young women of color living in under-resourced communities, and and also the CEO of Dream Māvyn LLC, a boutique consulting firm that provides administrative management and organizational development services to women of color entrepreneurs. Gaybrielle dreams in color and believes that this movement is what the world has been waiting for!  

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
— Anais Nin