I’m a Black Woman Who began as I'm a Black Girl Who but after a conversation with a friend that asked "Why do you say black girls and then turn around and say white women?" It was that day that I decided I had to change the name of the company. That day, birthed I'm a Black Woman Who!
I'm a Black Woman Who was founded to dispel the myth that black women are lazy, unfit Mammys that do not participate in physical activity. This company has been founded to support, acknowledge and uplift the black women who are dispelling myths, taking control, promoting life and accomplishing their fitness goals.
Founder of I’m a Black Woman Who, Courtney A. Griffin began her fitness journey after losing her aunt, grandmother and mother within 6 months of each other due to diseases that commonly plague the African American community. It was then that she decided to begin running in an attempt to combat the idea that she was destined for heart disease because heart disease is hereditary. According to the American Heart Association, “men and women who perform 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week have, on average, a 14 percent lower risk of heart disease than similar groups who perform virtually no exercise. If you exercise 300 minutes a week, your risk reduction increases to 20 percent. At 750 minutes, the risk reduction is about 25 percent” (AHA, 2011).
This company is more than just t-shirts, it’s dispelling myths, taking control and promoting life. Are you a Black Woman who dispels myths? Complete our contact us form and tell us all about it. Maybe your submission will be the next t-shirt inspiration.