Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My lord, she’s a black woman. Black Girl Holidays is the first-ever content calendar that highlights Black women-related events, accomplishments, and global contributions for every day of the year. This calendar allows for Black Women (especially entrepreneurs) to celebrate themselves constantly and not just during months like Black History Month. This Black Women content calendar gives recognition to the days that society may not acknowledge.) Aside from BlackGirl Holidays, Cameau is also the brand manager & owner of CAMPspace, a content creator studio for women of color.
Patrice Cameau is a wife and MOMpreneur who is committed to achieving her goals. Cameau is a communications expert with 15+ years experience in the Public Relations field. While working with several different lifestyle and nonprofit brands, she managed to build and invest into her own businesses. Her primary focus is her family and making sure she is fulfilled completely, inside and out.
Q: What inspired you to create Black Girl Holidays Calendar?
Patrice Cameau: Black Girl Holidays (BGH) was created out of sheer need. I own a content studio and regularly create social media marketing content that promotes the business to our audience of mainly Black women entrepreneurs. In trying to come up with things that would resonate with our followers, I learned that there was no one place that had Black women’s history listed in a concise, complete way. So, I decided to solve the problem and created this calendar.
Q: How has your calendar helped with Black women’s representation in society throughout the year and not just on “major” holidays?
Patrice Cameau: This is one of, if not the only, product on the market that presents this many Black women-focused events in one place – from historical moments happening in the early 1900s to birthdays of some of your favorite entertainers and athletes. There is something for everyone in the Black Girl Holidays calendar, and many of our users get excited because they’re often learning about relevant milestones and events that they had no clue even existed.
We’ve highlighted birthdays of corporate cultural powerhouses like billionaire Sheila Johnson and marketing savant, Bozoma Saint John; and then we acknowledged when professional makeup artist turned YouTube superstar Jackie Aina hit 2 million subscribers on YouTube – that’s a major culture shift.
Black women are game-changers on EVERY level, and in all industries. Some other dates in the calendar include National Black Girl Magic Day (Feb. 15), Single Parent Day (March 21), Body Confidence Day (Oct. 17); and historical days like when “Insecure” premiered on HBO in 2016…because that’s surely part of our history now!
Q: How much of an impact have you seen since Black Girl Holidays have in the African-American communities?
Patrice Cameau: When I was a little girl, I only saw calendars with white women in them… but now, because of Black Girl Holidays, that’s no longer the case! People purchase the calendar because they love seeing so much Black women magic all in one place. They take pride in now knowing some of the little-known historical facts that are included in the calendar. They also are excited to use the Black Girl Holidays to create content that uplifts them and their peers. The long-term effects of Black Girl Holidays are massive; generational shifts that will impact our kid’s kids and their kids.
Q: How can individuals use this type of content calendar?
Patrice Cameau: Black Girl Holidays can be used in so many different ways. Users can use the information, dates, and events included in the monthly calendar for social media and marketing content ideas. Then, the planner portion (“week at a glance” pages) can be used to map out and plan users’ everyday lives. Also, we’ve included quarterly objective pages that provide space for users to think through and write down their monthly focuses, review the previous quarter, and brainstorm collaboration ideas, hashtags, and promotions. We’re also excited to work with school systems that will use the calendar to create lesson plans for students. Black Girl Holidays is available in two versions – a hard copy full print planner and a digital monthly calendar download.
Q: How can it help Black women organize, grow, and scale their businesses?
Patrice Cameau: We all know that content marketing is essential for businesses to succeed in 2022 and beyond. The planner version of Black Girl Holidays was carefully thought out to ensure all content creation needs were met so that it’s a tool for business growth. I actually use Black Girl Holidays to map out content for my own business and my podcast, Shades of Content. Once a month, I open up the monthly calendar pages and highlight the dates/events that will resonate best with my audience and customers. Youtube growth is a big goal for me this year, so I’m using the “Social Media Growth Tracker” page to record how I’m doing each month.
If you would like to purchase a Black Girl Holidays content calender, please visit www.blackgirlholidays.com.