May Co-Guests: Black Military Wives ( BMW)
Black Military Wives, LLC (B.M.W.) was created for the unique, cultural needs of Black women who are connected to the military by marriage OR via their own service in the military. Through B.M.W., one might find answers to questions ranging from “Where can I get my daughter’s hair braided in Japan?” to “Can anyone recommend a southern, Baptist church in San Diego?” Personal questions are also posed daily, and answered within the B.M.W. Facebook closed-group, which grew rapidly within its first year of operation.
The Facebook group gained more than 5,000 members since it was created in 2016! Having a healthy, supportive sisterhood among Black women is desired by many military-affiliated Black women, and this is apparent in the numerous posts shared within our group. Some of us might find it difficult to meet and bond with others, while moving all over the world and looking for answers to our culturally-centered questions. Now, Black women are meeting up all over the world, and sharing invaluable resources!
When the Facebook group was created, it began with less than 10 Black women who were connected to the military. However, in just FIVE days of operating, we had 300 members! The continued growth confirms the necessity and relevance of our support network. As we continue to grow in numbers, the most important aspect of B.M.W. is that we always grow first in “SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, and TRUST.” So, the slogan is: “Support, Encouragement, Trust. GET S.E.T.