Our mission is to To represent powerful women who have established themselves as leaders as they empower all aspects of life with no negativity and inspire other women and young girls to be future leaders.
I'M THRILLED THAT YOU MADE IT HERE! I'VE CREATED THIS SPACE WITH YOU IN MIND. I KNOW YOU ARE TIRED BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE TOO...
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Yolanda Brathwaite is the creator of GrownGirlsNYC. Born in Long Island, NY, from a very young age she was motivated to be independent following in her mother’s footsteps.
Her mother raised her and her sister as a single parent. Despite any forms of adversity, her mother was still able to provide for them without excuses. That strong leadership helped Yolanda to become a positive influence on her two children, family, friends, and community.
After graduating from Hempstead High, at the young age of 18, she owned and operated Black Reign Hair Salon. Here she learned early about the hard work and dedication that is required in life to succeed.
In 2014 Yolanda started All Girls/Guys Rocks (AGR) as an apparel company. The idea was to remind the world that despite their circumstances they are strong individuals. With the success of that, it grew to include GrownGirlsNYC as well.
Yolanda has had her own medical issues as well including kidney failure and being diagnosed with potential breast cancer. Those setbacks have not stopped her. She continues to live her life to its fullest potential. She currently works full-time as an anesthesiology tech. With her youthful energy, she even has time to brand and establish GrownGirls NYC as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Grown Girls NYC is a Sistership of women who have teamed up to empower, inspire and heal in order to grow from girls to women in holding each other and themselves accountable and take responsibility in being their sister’s keeper through coordinating events, workshops, fundraisers, and collaborating with other organizations and businesses.
Good morning love. I want to hug you and scream thank you!!! I have been through a lot personally the past 2 years; this last year being one of THE toughest battles. I don’t have a strong support system...as I thought I did anyway. See, everyone was/is around for the pictures and smile but nobody knows/cares about the day to day sacrifice. Being the “strong one” I’m supposed to always have it together AND be there for others. I blamed myself for “making it look easy”, for being a doormat; I fought silently just God and I. God makes NO mistakes and truly prepares us for our next steps. I share this in full transparency not to air out my business but to give God glory for YOU!! You, Mrs. Yolanda through your FB has truly helped me get up out of bed the days I swear I couldn’t; YOU Mrs. Yolanda have silently helped me crawl out of a dark place and still help me to grow daily!! Today I am able to simply breathe a breath of fresh air because even when the enemy tried to distract me with social media...YOUR feed ALWAYS came up reminding me who I am! I don’t even know you personally but I know nothing is a coincidence so today I scream THANK YOU!!! For ALL that you do and ALL that you help UNKNOWINGLY!!! May the favor of God FOREVER shower you!!
Signed Miss V