Introducing Dr. Kimberly Brown, director of The Blackberry Preserve, a historical consulting agency that keeps our stories fresh!
The Blackberry Preserve is partnering with the Miss Africa USA pageant to celebrate diversity in beauty and the contributions of African Descent women all over the world.
Dr. Brown is a former Miss Black Alabama and current orientation advisor to the Miss Black USA organization, where her work as a historian and beauty culture critic intersect to illuminate the often overlooked record of Black women as agents in defining beauty for themselves, rather than simply absorbing the norms of the dominant culture.
She has worked as a specialist in women’s history at the Smithsonian Institution-National Museum of American History, the National Park Service, and Howard University. Now, we are excited to have her help us share with the world Africa’s modern richness in fashion, culture, and glamour! Simply put, the Blackberry Preserve makes history sexy!
Follow her on instagram and twitter @blackberrykb for behind-the scenes-interviews and updates on our fabulous movement to expand notions of beauty and challenge gender roles— also know as the Miss Africa USA Pageant! Visit her website www.theblackberrypreserve.com