The foundation of the Black culture has always been solidity between one another. The gathering and commune of the Black community were always a pillar as they helped plan, celebrate, and progress through the worst of times and the best.
One of the famous and popular types of gatherings for the Black community, especially Black women, is brunch. Brunch is a way for people to enjoy time together in the sun and to get business done. Brown Skin Brunching is keeping that mindset as they gather frequency for Black women to connect, celebrate, and relax from being Black women in America.
Brown Skin Brunchin’ is a founder-funded global technology and social group founded in 2018 around a simple idea – brunch. Brown Skin Brunchin created a space for minority women to come together over a good meal & drink, to meet other minority women, and expand their personal and professional circles. The company has grown into a market leader for brunch groups, connecting thousands of women monthly via social media and in real life.
“ Product name and word of mouth help with the rapid growth of Brown Skin Brunchin,” Mia Hardy, a Long Beach and Temecula ambassador of Brown Skin Brunchin, said as she explained how the group was able to expand to 80 different locations and amass 70 chapters. “ I usually have on average one individual every brunch ask me how they can become an organizer, so I can only imagine this happens for everybody when they host their brunch.”
Brown Skin Brunchin is composed of women who are a part of many different programs and associations. As a collective, they try to highlight associations every month as they are doing HBCU alums this month. “There are certain experiences that you can only get at an HBCU,” says Kassinda White. “HBCUs incorporate Black excellence in the college experience. Opportunities for internships and jobs are presented and highly encouraged at HBCUs because at times we are left out of conversations in other educational settings. Additionally, attending an HBCU helped to develop me socially, professionally, and academically because the environment around campus promoted that heavily.”
Hardy loves the group because she sees it as another form of therapy for Black women. “ During each of my brunches, if I have time, I will let some of the women share their stories and journeys through life as every woman who attends is unique in her way. We focus on mental health, emotional learning, and self-care, and these gatherings help all of us.”
Hardy says that the only issue with being an ambassador is limited seats for the number of people who want to attend, as when she plans events, she can only book the maximum of seats the place allows.
Hardy is taking Brown Skin Brunchin soon as she will be organizing trips to Greece and the West Indies soon and will be open and contacting people who would like to join. The membership for the group has two levels, with one being free and the other a paid membership that comes with perks. For more information about the group, visit https://tinyurl.com/27fjpdvt to learn more.