The #BlackGirlMagicPHX Team

Photo courtesy Westeal Photography

Photo courtesy Westeal Photography

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
 
Photo courtesy The Social Photog

Photo courtesy The Social Photog

Kyley Jameison is a carefree black girl whose is proud to say she was born and raised in Southern California. Kyley came to the Phoenix area to attend Arizona State University, where her love for storytelling and online media led her to earn a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. After graduation, Kyley remained in the Phoenix metro area in order to take advantage of the opportunities that were in the state and develop networks and partnerships in the ever evolving city. 

 

Kyley wants to dedicate her life to serving her community. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., an active member in the East Valley chapter of the NAACP, and is also currently serving as an AmeriCorps Public Ally. Her life experiences have shaped her to be a woman who is extremely passionate about many social justice issues, including homelessness, education, food security, and the school to prison pipeline. Kyley has a number of goals for herself and likes to say that she wants to do too much for one lifetime, but still, plans on achieving everything that her heart desires. 

 

When she isn't busy chasing her dreams, Kyley is usually spending time with her family and friends. If you see her eating food or watching a football game, know that she is full of joy. She also likes crafting, attempting not to cry during movies, and exploring the outdoors. Being the beautiful black woman that she is, it was only right that she be part of the Black Girl Magic Phoenix movement.