PROFESSIONAL BIO: Foster care, almost dying twice, being ridiculed for being poor, and being dark-skinned caused a lot of insecurities for Whitney. At a young age, she spent most of her time alone and ultimately that is when she learned that writing was how she expressed herself. Being the only girl in the middle of two boys, and being raised by her grandmother, often times she felt like she had no one to talk to so writing became her outlet.
At the age of 25, she struggled to raise her 4-year-old daughter with very little resources and next to no help. She knew that there was more to her life than living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet. Whitney came up with what she called her 5-year plan, which included getting back in school, graduating, and starting a new career by 30.
Whitney earned her bachelors in Communications/Public Relations in 2016, her masters in New Media Journalism in 2017, and is currently working as a content producer for WNEM TV5 in Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 30. She is also a writer for Advance Magazine, a Detroit based magazine for women empowerment. Whitney has enrolled to earn her second masters in Entertainment Business/Sports Management by the end of 2019 and is looking forward to a successful future ahead.
ABOUT THE WEBSITE: MYWHITNEYB.COM was created in August of 2016. It started off as a portfolio for all of my work throughout grad school, but I knew from the start that it would be so much more. The website was created to be a voice for Detroit, to bring stories and information that is not highlighted on the traditional local news outlets. The purpose of my website is to serve as an update on what is going on in the community and also around the Metro-Detroit area. There will also be highlights and stories of residents in the area that are making a difference and giving back to the community in their own way. The goal of the website is to help people get involved in their community with assistance on finding the right organizations to volunteer with and donate too.