7 year-old girl wins $16K to help brown girls with low self-esteem

7 year-old girl wins $16K to help brown girls with low self-esteem

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At seven years-old, Natalie McGriff is an up and coming writer and entrepreneur.

Natalie received $16K after participating in One Spark, a crowd funding festival where creators showcase their projects. She gained the most votes in the education section for her book “Adventures of Moxie Girl. ”


With “Adventures of Moxie Girl,” her goal is to inspire high self-esteem in girls of color by depicting what society sees as their flaws, like kinky hair, as a superpower.

She draws her motivation from her own struggles with taking pride in her hair texture and skin tone. I mean, how much better can she get?

After identifying a need in her community, she used her personal experiences to help uplift and inspire. That’s what I call an ethical business model and a powerful girl with big dreams.

Since winning the contest, Natalie has embarked on promotional work for her book, including interviewing with her local radio station.

To follow more of what Natalie, check out her website here.

Zakyree Wallace

Hey y'all! My name is Zakyree Wallace, and I am a staff writer, soon to be assistant editor, at Natura Magazine. I’m passionate about mindfulness, learning more about feminine energy, and the history and lasting effects of racism and capitalism in our society. While I’m currently a sophomore at UNC-CH studying African American and Women and Gender Studies, I’m excited to leave my student days behind and embrace learning non-traditionally.

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