About the Creators
A Little About Us!
We're Chelsae and Channing Moreland, twins, mothers, teachers and now authors. We grew up with the privilege of seeing positive representation of Black Women in print and in reality. We over-stand the value of seeing people that look like you represented in a positive light. We recognize the lack of positive Black female representation, and the importance of creating your own narratives. Our mission is to help young Black girls feel good about who and what they are.
Hi I'm Channing (that's me to the right with the snazzy boots), I am the mother of three wonderful children and was inspired by the birth of my daughter to create a book with unique and positive representation for Black Girls. I have a bachelors of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Master's level educational background in School Psychology and Educational Counseling with an emphasis in culturally responsive trauma informed care and restorative justice practices. With five years of classroom teacher experience in middle and high school and a wealth of parenting experience from my own three children; I use my experiential knowledge gained from serving Black students and students of color and parenting my own children to guide and inform my creative process in the edu-cultural sphere.
I also have a soft spot for social justice with a Black focus, and have organized and partaken in countless local community efforts serving, improving, elevating and advocating for the lives and rights of my community members. I also created and lead Black Lives Yoga, a National effort to highlight and prioritize mental health and Self-care in the movement for Black Lives through Yoga lead by Black Women .
Chelsae is responsible for giving the inspired book idea a unique and clear direction. She has a bachelors of Art in History and has been a middle school History and English teacher for seven years. Chelsae has served as a mentor English teacher and is an English curriculum specialist in her own right; She has developed reading comprehension, developmental writing and standardized test preparation strategies for charter schools serving primarily Black Students from low SES backgrounds. Chelsae has one son and a step daughter and her educultural creative process is also guided and informed by her parenting and teaching experience.