"After our appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Network's revolutionary show, "Iyanla, Fix My Life," the Six Brown Chicks have a revitalized mission to share our stories of strength in the name of service." explains Hughes.
"As leader, I'm compelled to focus my energies on doing what we set out to do, and that is to share our stories and encourage that circle of life-giving conversation,"
"As a group of women, we have overcome some daunting experiences, from bullying in the workplace to domestic violence on the home front, and we blog and speak out about these issues because there are so many women who are forced to remain silent. There's suffering in that cycle of silence," Hughes elaborates.
The Six Brown Chicks have recently expanded the organization to include a network of blog contributors that will add their voices and experiences to the blog. The group will also bring their blogs to life with local and national lifestyle events for women.
Most recently, Hughes and fellow Six Brown Chick, Dr. Dawj Sangster, conceived and produced the Chicago's Most Wanted: 50 Top Bachelors live event to great fanfare. Hughes secured rolling out as a media partner of the local star-studded event that raised funds for Think Royally, a 401-c nonprofit organization for disenfranchised women.
Moving forward, the Six Brown Chicks will lead relationship panels during the Black Women's Expo on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the McCormick Place in Chicago; celebrate sisterhood at the Essence Music Festival during July 4th weekend, and will lead a relationship workshop during the Atlanta Black Theater Festival on Sunday October 6, 2013 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, located in Decatur, GA.
The Six Brown Chicks are authors of "Brown Sugar," released by Public Enemy's book division, Enemy Books, and are newly minted official tasters for Real Men Cook Charities. The Six Brown Chicks also serve on the hosting committee of Fela! the Musical.
About Zondra Hughes
Zondra Hughes, creator and CEO of the Six Brown Chicks, is a social news blogger for The Huffington-Post, and a contributor to Yahoo! Voices. Hughes was most recently recognized as one of the "Top 100 Twitter users in Chicago" and ranks in the "Top 5% of LinkedIn's 200 million Most Accessed Profiles." Hughes has received award recognition for her professional work and community involvement from Today's Chicago Woman, The B.O.S.S. Network; Heineken; Who's Who in Black Chicago; Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, and the prestigious Black United Fund of Illinois among others.
Zondra Hughes is co-author of Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood with celebrity talk show host Wendy Williams. The third installment of the best-selling series will be released in mass market by Simon and Schuster on March 26, 2013. She is also an engaging public speaker who earned a B.A. in journalism from Rust College in Holly Springs, MS., and a master's degree in journalism from Iowa State University.
About the Six Brown Chicks
Founded in 2011, The Six Brown Chicks, composed of authors, business owners, relationship counselors, journalists and philanthropists, joined forces to provide bold, thought-inspiring blogs on ChicagoNow six days a week. The Six Brown Chicks blog about life, love and letting go of the drama.
Why brown chicks? In color psychology, brown is considered a hue that symbolizes nature, and being down to earth, hence, the Six Brown Chicks keep it real and live up to what brown represents. Recently, the iconic Iyanla Vanzant expanded the meaning of Six Brown Chicks to include B.R.O.W.N. as Being Responsible Obedient Willingly Now.