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Meet Channing Moreland of B is for Black Girl in Southeast San Diego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Channing Moreland.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Channing. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I gave birth to my 3rd child and only daughter on May 14, 2018. From the day I found out I was having a girl, I was on the hunt for books made especially for Black Girls. My daughter Nandi changed the game for me, I would now be teaching someone how to be a woman, a Black Woman. When I was younger we had a collection of books, never lacking representation at home. However, I know that in the “real world” positive representation is few and far between. I know that for girls without access to a personal library in their homes there is no guarantee that they’ll come across books that are made to embrace, empower and inspire them. They have little control over their exposure to and what may influence them. I decided I would write my own book, I told my sister the idea she misunderstood my idea and from there, we came up with our new concept. Writing this book was important to us because we want our daughters and all Black girls to see themselves, to love themselves and their Black sisters in all shades across the diaspora, we want them all to be proud of who they are and to feel empowered and inspired.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The only struggle was finding the time to put it all together and allocating my personal monetary resources.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with B is for Black Girl – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
We specialize in embracing, empowering and inspiring Black Girls & authoring positive narratives and representation of Black girls & women.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Personality wise, I’ve always been very opinionated, outspoken, very rebellious and very focused on not letting anyone control or tell me how to “do me.” Always very original, never a follower. I played sports my entire childhood & adolescence & I was a fierce athlete.

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