Kimberly Gordon: From Fortune 500 Companies to Children’s Picture Books: Following Your Passions
In this episode of Badass Black Girl, MJ speaks with Kimberly Gordon, author, visual artist, and educational content creator. Kimberly founded @addictionrecoverydiy and 5d Media Group. She also spearheads 100 Class for Black Kids. Her 9th book is coming out in May. They discuss her journey to becoming a writer, and her years working for a Fortune 500 company as a marketer. They also discuss motherhood and the intersection of writing. They discuss the themes in her books, particularly A Doll like Me, and Black Girl Boss, a coloring story book. Kimberly discusses the moment when she recognized she was talented as an illustrator and they discuss the process of becoming an author/illustrator. They also discuss her upcoming projects and when she finds quiet time during the day to create.
Kimberly Gordon is a children's book author and illustrator. After graduating from Simmons College in Boston and studying creative writing at Harvard and Columbia, Kimberly entered the work force and climbed the corporate ladder to management positions in Fortune 500 companies. But one day on the verge of a promotion, she realized that all she truly wanted to do was have her own business, work when and how she wanted to, and make her own money doing what she loved doing. This is how she became a business owner.