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If you landed on this page it’s not by accident. It’s because you are seeking, wanting and needing more than what you have right now.  You feel stuck unsure of who you are and unclear about what you want.  And that’s okay.

Grown Girls NYC is a Sistership of women who have teamed up to empower, inspire, celebrate and to heal in order to grow from girls to women.


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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.

Being a woman is so empowering. We’re strong, ambitious, and wear many hats. I am so proud of my gender and enjoy every minute of being a woman. We want to be understood and would like to be respected. I love a little friendly competition every now and then but to never be happy for your  "Sisters" accomplishments and continuously try to show them that you’re better? Isn't a 'Sister Code' way to be.


That kind of behavior doesn’t make you a good a friend, and definitely not a 'Grown Girl'. So in this book journey Sister Code volume 1, I express my opinion on ways that women can come together and have mutual respect for one another, as well as dwelling in peace with each other. 


You don't have to like every woman but every woman deserves respect.

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