48 episodes

Black Girl Blueprint was founded on the belief that Black girls have long been the ones to set the trends and transform the culture in a way that only we can. To put it simply: our podcast is devoted to showcasing raw, unfiltered, and unapologetic Gen Z Black girl perspectives. Our bi-weekly episodes will center the voices and celebrate the accomplishments of young Black women who have made their own impact on and within the culture. | Follow us on Instagram: @blackgirlblueprint | Lauren: @laurenaritchie @ecojusticeproject | Makeen: @makeenz @blkgirlculture | Email us at blackgirlblueprint@gmail.com

Black Girl Blueprint Lauren Ritchie and Makeen Zachery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 88 Ratings

Black Girl Blueprint was founded on the belief that Black girls have long been the ones to set the trends and transform the culture in a way that only we can. To put it simply: our podcast is devoted to showcasing raw, unfiltered, and unapologetic Gen Z Black girl perspectives. Our bi-weekly episodes will center the voices and celebrate the accomplishments of young Black women who have made their own impact on and within the culture. | Follow us on Instagram: @blackgirlblueprint | Lauren: @laurenaritchie @ecojusticeproject | Makeen: @makeenz @blkgirlculture | Email us at blackgirlblueprint@gmail.com

    Tough Love: Hard Truths and Conversations

    Tough Love: Hard Truths and Conversations

    Season 4, Episode 12: The hardest conversations are typically the ones most worth having. We need to confront the hard stuff to grow, but it can be difficult to navigate how to do so productively and compassionately. In this episode, we’ll be talking about some of the hardest conversations that we’ve had to have with friends, partners, parents, and colleagues, as well as the hardest truths we’ve had to accept about ourselves and the world around us. We dive into the importance of self-awareness and open communication in our relationships and feeling empowered by honesty. 

    • 54 min
    In This Economy: Life Beyond Labor and Capitalism

    In This Economy: Life Beyond Labor and Capitalism

    Season 4, Episode 11: What happens when you don't want to work but you have needs and desires that cost money? In this episode, we break down how central capitalism is to our daily lives: how jobs take time away from things that bring us joy and how we internalize that productivity determines our self-worth. We dive into Gen-Z's approach to work compared to previous generations, how the pandemic shifted our priorities, and the lives we dream for ourselves beyond exchanging labor for survival. 

    • 44 min
    Dream Girls: Embracing Childlike Imagination

    Dream Girls: Embracing Childlike Imagination

    Season 4, Episode 10: When we’re little, it’s second nature to dream big and to be shameless about speaking your dreams aloud. But as we grow older, something shifts — a fear of embarrassment and the pressure to be realistic creep in. 

    In this episode, we talk about how we imagined our futures as kids and how those dreams have shaped the way we live now. We reflect on living without regret, how we can measure and hold ourselves accountable to our desires, and encouraging ourselves to lead with hope and wonder in 2023 and beyond.

    • 46 min
    Living Single: Roommates, Apartment Hunting, and Leaving The Nest

    Living Single: Roommates, Apartment Hunting, and Leaving The Nest

    Season 4, Episode 9: Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In this week's episode, we're adding another installment to our coming into adulthood series to chat about the independence and harsh realities of moving from our parent's house out on our own.  We're getting into some roommate horror stories, what we wish we knew before buying furniture and hunting for our first big girl apartments, and how it actually feels to build a home for ourselves and live alone. 

    • 35 min
    Fit Check: Conscious Fashion and Building Your Personal Style ft. Simi and Uniekue

    Fit Check: Conscious Fashion and Building Your Personal Style ft. Simi and Uniekue

    Season 4, Episode 8: In this week's episode, we're joined by stylists, content creators, and overall fashion icons, Simi (@simimoonlight) and Uniekue (@uniekue) for a conversation about developing your personal style, shopping with intention, and building a wardrobe on a budget. We’ll be discussing our favorite (and least favorite) trends, size inclusivity and desirability politics in the fashion industry, and the role of Black femmes in shaping fashion and culture. 
    Looking for pants designed specifically for hourglass figures? Head over to AamTheLabel.com and use code BGB20 for 20% off your order.

    • 56 min
    What Are My Passions and How Do I Find My Purpose? ft. Elaine Welteroth

    What Are My Passions and How Do I Find My Purpose? ft. Elaine Welteroth

    Season 4, Episode 7: In this week's episode, we are joined by journalist, author, and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief, Elaine Welteroth, for a conversation about the post-graduate career journeys, redefining success and personal growth, and finding your passions by leading with your joy and desires. 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

blackgirlpodlover ,

This podcast makes me feel SEEN

Lauren and Makeen are my besties in my head at this point. They have such a nice balance of fun/lighthearted banter and insightful/introspective. I laugh with them. I gossip with them. I learn with them. And it all flows so well. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Kerrbearxox ,

Love love love

Love hearing from both of them! They have an array of topics and have great chemistry.

Kdrama_soecials ,

Not for me

Was looking forward to this after seeing y’all on tiktok and wanted to support my fellow sisters but you lost me at astrology. I don’t believe and strongly dislike it and wish you guys catered to a wide range. I get it to each their own but many others don’t believe in on and I wish y’all thought about that before placing it front and center 2mins in but like I said to each their own just my review

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