Signal Boost! Help Our Friend In Need
Blerd (Black Nerd) communities have been trying to find safe spaces to share their experiences and loves for all things geeky for a long time now. I’ve been following the Black Girl Nerds site for a bit and loved the energy, engagement and fun that it has provided for its member and lurkers like myself. The creator of that network Jamie Broadnax recently tragically lost her home in a fire and we want to do whatever we can to help her get on her feet.
A GoFundMe page was created by Chaka Cumberbatch, she had this to share about Jaime and her creation of such an amazing and needed community
#Blerds, it’s time to assemble and help out one of our own!
Jamie Broadnax is the head of Black Girl Nerds, which is a website, a podcast and a community that brings together black girls who love nerdy things and the people who love them. The #BGNPodcast each Sunday fosters discussion about a wide variety of geeky topics, and has helped black nerds across the country share interests and make friends. Jamie works tirelessly to develop and expand the BGN community across all social media platforms, and her contributions to black nerds in general have been invaluable.
Recently, she was involved in a house fire. Luckily, everyone escaped safely, but the house, along with all of her belongings, was destroyed. Our goal is to raise enough money to help her replace the necessities while she tries to get back on her feet. Jamie has given so much to the black nerd community, and our hope is to find a way to give at least a little of that back to her. Let’s all band together and help her get back on her feet! Every little bit counts!
Please take some time and share the GoFundMe page and give anything you can to help Jaime get back on her feet.