I’m so excited that Scott Miller has featured me as one of his 30 master mentors in his upcoming book, Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds. I’m particularly thrilled to be included because it’s a FranklinCovey book and the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People was a seminal book for me as a child in Haiti and taught me many lessons I continue to benefit from today.
I was previously a guest of Scott’s on his podcast On Leadership. You can watch my interview here. We talked about my journey in writing Badass Black Girl, my background in reading, what it was like moving to the United States from Haiti, and what it’s like to be a Black woman in America. We also discussed why I chose the title I did, and some of the backlash I’ve received for addressing race. Scott is a deep thinker and an astute host. It was a far-reaching conversation that I’m particularly proud of.
Master Mentors takes interview insights Scott has gained from the FranklinCovey podcast On Leadership with Scott Miller, and distills them down to the single greatest realization each mentor has had. It will surely be an exciting, eye-opening, and life-changing read. It’s humbling to be included with all these luminaries, including Trent Shelton who gives advice on the power perspective, and Anne Chow who talks about the importance of motive.
The book is guaranteed to transform your mindset. You can check out the book here. Pre-order is available right now.
A creator of safe spaces, and an initiator of difficult conversations, M.J. Fievre, B.S. Ed, spent much time building up her Black students, helping them feel comfortable in their skin, and affirming their identities. Her close relationships with parents and students led her to look more closely at how we can balance protecting our child’s innocence with preparing them for the realities of Black life. When―and how―do you approach racism with your children? How do you protect their physical and mental health while also preparing them for a country full of systemic racism? She began to research the issue and speak to school counselors and psychologists to find (and apply!) strategies parents and teachers can use with their children to broach uncomfortable but necessary topics.
M.J. is the author of Badass Black Girl, a daily dose of affirmations for Black Girls
“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.” ―“Mike, the Poet,” author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book
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Affirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, education, STEM, business, military and government services, politics and law, activism, sports, spirituality, and more.
Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this journal designed for teenage Black girls, MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes. By reflecting on these topics, you will confront the issues that can hold you back from living your best life and discovering your Black girl bliss.
Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help you nurture creativity, positive self-awareness and Black girl bliss. This journal honors the strength and spirit of Black girls.
Change the way you view the world. This journal provides words of encouragement that seek to inspire and ignite discussion. You are growing up in a world that tries to tell you how to look and act. MJ Fievre encourages you to fight the flow and determine for yourself who you want to be.
Badass Black Girl helps you to:
Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful affirmations
Learn more about yourself through insightful journaling
Become comfortable and confident in your authentic self