Welcome to BSW Chronicles...
In 2016, I sat down to create this space. In the beginning, it was a space for me to address topics that affect black women daily, as well as, use this space as a way to heal my own wounds therapeutically through writing. I created this space with the understanding that I would need to be transparent in my journey in order to not only heal myself but help others that were silently affected in similar ways. Then, life went to hell, and I spent the next four years rebuilding my relationships, gaining perspective, having a whole entire baby, balancing motherhood, being a daughter, a friend, and a lover. I learned a lot during that time, and I realized that this space was not good enough if it only addresses my needs. So in May 2020, I decided that I would open this space as a haven for black women to read their stories and contribute to amplify their voices through various art forms. This space was created to showcase that there is space for you in a world that looks to silence your existence. Black Superwoman Chronicles looks to reveal our truths, in our own words, with our art. Here we commit to using our creativity to be transparent in our journey and help others along the way. Here we are seen as human and not stereotypes. Here we are multifaceted. Here we are the superwomen that put our capes down and talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly-- and we do so with pride.
DeLisha "De" Sylvester
D. (DeLisha) Sylvester is an author, writer, and social change agent. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland Global Campus (then University College) in 2011. In 2017, she received her master's degree in Organizational Management at Ashford University, where she focused her attention on Leadership and Media Management. It was during this time that she began using her knowledge within the #SayHerName movement to help others become a catalyst for change. She believed that “Black women and their stories are ignored. They become whispers in the background, ghosts in the night.” She has spoken at Harvard University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Maryland on the topic of social justice, black women, and their intersectionality. D. is currently a doctoral student at The University of Dayton in their Doctor of Education, Leadership for Change. Within that program, she looks to tackle the lack of diversity and inclusion in leadership within nonprofits.