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"We are finding, reclaiming, asserting our voices, inspiring others, and changing the way the world thinks about girls and women. We are breaking free of cultural limitations and the (un)conscious biases that sometimes keep us from the transgressive act of sharing honestly our lived and inherited experiences."
M.J. Fievre, founder


“[Badass Black Girl] gives every girl her own set of black pearls of wisdom.”
Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, author of Beauty Walks in Nature




A Radiant Daily Devotional for Teenage Girls
#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Biblical Studies


Radiant Faith by M.J. Fievre is a 52-week devotional guide designed to help teenage girls deepen their faith and spiritual connection. By incorporating personal stories, scripture, and prayer, this guide aims to inspire and empower teenage girls to live confidently in their faith.

Seeking an empowering daily devotional for spiritual and personal growth? Radiant Faith is the christian journal book to kickstart your spiritual journey. With daily readings, reflection questions, and journaling pages, you’ll grow your faith and connection with God.   

Thrive with this spiritual and personal growth book. This 52-week devotional for teenage girls equips teenage readers with tools and questions to ignite their passion for God while building confidence and resilience in their faith. 


Inside, you’ll find:

  • 52 weekly Christian devotionals exploring crucial themes for teenage girls

  • Practical advice and encouragement to help teenage girls navigate daily challenges

  • Relatable stories and reflection questions that foster a sense of identity and sisterhood


If you're looking for Christian books or books for teenage girls, add this to your cart! 

MANGO PUBLISHING, publisher of Radiant Faith





“Protecting our young Black women and femme-identifying youth is so important―M.J. Fievre lays this out with grace, care, and the most powerful love in the phenomenal Badass Black Girl. So often, our society tells us that we’re so strong, so resilient, so able to fix everyone else’s world―this book reveals the truth: Black women/femme-identifying people are just as tender, just as in need of affirmation and praise, just as worthy of an embrace from self and from those around us. This book is a celebration, an affirmation, a history text, a little bit of memoir, and an exuberant prayer for the prosperity of Black women.”
Ashley M. Jones, author of Magic City Gospel

“Badass Black Girl is the big hug you need. M.J. Fievre’s newest work is a glorious love letter to the Black women who have shaped and loved us, to our griots and groundbreakers. Within these pages, Fievre celebrates Black girls in all of their power, vulnerability, and beauty and offers instructions for self-love, taking responsibility, creating art, and expressing gratitude. I wish I had this book when I was younger, and I’m happy I have it now.”
Jennifer Maritza McCauley, author of SCAR ON/SCAR OFF

“You'll come away from Badass Black Girl feeling as if you've known the author your entire life, and it's a rare feat for any writer. M.J. Fievre is the best friend, the confidante everyone yearns for.”
Michael Reid, "Mike, the Poet," author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book

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First-Rate Materials


“In an era when Black girls are bombarded with negative stereotypes on traditional and social media platforms, Badass Black Girl offers welcome advice to Black girls to embrace their individuality and to develop positive mental and body images.”
Geoffrey Philp, author of Garvey’s Ghost


Unfolding, because we highlight one writer at a time.

Consider this a space for disruption, a space for discussion, a space for reflection. We seek quality writing (and art) filled with surprise, mystery, and structural and emotional intricacy.


Our mission is to publish new Black talents, badass Black girls (and women) of all ages and walks of life, and to highlight established Black writers. We give space to the voices of this generation and acknowledge the vibrant legacy of our foremothers.


We’re a reflection of our Badass Black Writers.

Whimsical. Eclectic. Talented, and Unapologetic.


Unfolding offers a myriad of rich and captivating storytelling experiences such as journals, poems, interviews, short stories, personal essays, articles, or one-act plays; occasionally we feature profiles of extraordinary individuals, because if we think someone is great, we want you to know about them too. We explore various post-colonial themes, with topics ranging from family turmoil and personal struggles, to political and social warfare. 


Whimsical, yes. But make no mistake, we’re serious about the quality of the work we showcase. 


Thank you for being part of this growing, diverse community.


Badass Black Girl (the vlog) is the uplifting vlog every Black woman needs to find comfort in the miracle within her own skin and conquer the world. It celebrates the beauty, strength, and vibrancy of Black women. Moving in a counter-current to the constant barrage of toxic media messages that degrade, dehumanize, and belittle Black women and girls, Badass Black Girl (the vlog) showcases successful leaders, their achievements, struggles and sisterhood.


We’ve been through it all: dating, sex, marriage, divorce, children—all while building careers in the maelstrom surrounding us. We invite our viewers to fulfill their dreams for a badass future of their own design by learning how we got through it all. Join the provocative, unflinching, maybe uncomfortable, but definitely inspiring conversations focused on Blackness and womanhood.

Badass Black Girl [the Vlog] Ep. 14 S5

Badass Black Girl [the Vlog] Ep. 14 S5

On this episode of Badass Black Girl, M.J. speaks with Michelle Duster, author, speaker, and public historian, about her new book, Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells. M.J. asks what it means to be descended from legendary Journalist and Civil Rights Activist Ida B. Wells. They discuss how Michelle came to write the book, and where her confidence comes from. They talk about Michelle’s childhood and how her city informed her career and who she is today. They discuss people and characters from books that inspired her. M.J. asks Michelle what the reaction to her new book has been so far and what it was like to publish it during the pandemic. Michelle talks about her research and what she has discovered that surprised her. She also gives some insight into her research process. Michelle Duster is an author, speaker, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and gender equity. She has written, edited and/or contributed to sixteen books. Her most recent is Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells. She also co-wrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream. She has co-edited Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism, Shifts: An Anthology of Women's Growth Through Change, and Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls. Her many awards include the 2019 Multi-Generational Activist Award from the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth College. Find out more about Michelle Duster on her website.
Badass Black Girl [the Vlog] Ep. 12 S5

Badass Black Girl [the Vlog] Ep. 12 S5

On this episode of Badass Black Girl, M.J. speaks with writer, activist, and storyteller Mia Birdsong, author of the book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community. They discuss her book and the ideas of individualism vs. interdependence, the trope of the strong Black woman, the need for meaningful connections, and how people react to her when she talks about it. M.J. asks Mia what we can do on a daily basis to help reclaim family, friendship, and community. Mia talks about the ideas of freedom and accountability, and sustaining and tending to relationships. M.J. also asks what educators can do to make sure that children understand interconnectedness. They discuss her journey to becoming a writer and an activist and her parent’s role in her upbringing. Mia shares tips on how to become an activist, and explains that we all authentically belong to the earth no matter who we are. Mia Birdsong is an activist, facilitator and storyteller. She is author of the book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community. A Senior Fellow of the Economic Security Project, she was also an inaugural Ascend Fellow of both The Aspen Institute and New America California. She was founding Co-Director of Family Story and Vice President of UpTogether (formerly Family Independence Initiative). Mia speaks widely at conferences and gatherings across the country. She lives with her loved ones on the occupied land of the Chochenyo Ohlone people (a.k.a. Oakland, CA). Read more about her work here.
Badass Black Girl [the Vlog] - Ep. 10 S5

Badass Black Girl [the Vlog] - Ep. 10 S5

On this episode of Badass Black Girl, M.J. talks with Lynell George, a journalist, essayist, and researcher, about her new book A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler. They start by discussing her journey to becoming a writer. Lynell shares her favorite Octavia Butler anecdote and why she chose Butler’s life to write about. M.J. asks why creativity is important. She also asks Lynell what about Butler’s life surprised her when she was researching the book. Lynell shares how she finds time to work on her passion projects, given the demands and challenges of being a journalist. They discuss how the location she grew up in influenced her professional choices and what she discovered about herself while writing the book about Butler. You can learn more about Lynell on her website. Lynell George is an award-winning journalist and essayist. She is the author of three books of nonfiction including No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels and the Los Angeles Times bestseller, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. She is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly. Her writing has appeared in various collections, including Speculative Los Angeles, Writing Los Angeles, and Another City: Writing from Los Angeles. Her liner notes for Otis Redding's "Live at The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings" won a 2017 GRAMMY award. Her latest book, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler, is a finalist for a 2021 Hugo Award in the Related Work category.


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