Although I decided to feature “Woman of the Month” on a quarterly basis, I felt it would be an absolute injustice NOT to feature some of the amazing women I’m surrounded by! Let’s face it- I am blessed to know some dope ass women!
An inner city High School, I attended Springfield Gardens and graduated with only a class of 200! The odds were definitely against us, but I am glad to say Springfield did produce some amazing individuals. Dianna was that smart, cute and bubbly cheerleader that everyone wanted to know! Of course everyone knew of the cutest couple on campus who went on to get married and have two beautiful boys! I am so proud of the Woman and mother Dianna Rose is today!
Dianna Rose is a child of God, mother of two amazing little boys- 8 year old Chae and 2 month old Seth (Yessss let’s hear it for that SnapBack 😉) and the founder and director of the New York City non-profit organization Beautiful Butterfly, Inc. 🦋
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Hofstra University in 2013 and in 2014 launched a small mentoring group which would later develop into the non-profit Beautiful Butterfly Inc. Her desire to see young women successfully mature and grow in the areas of spirituality, health, finance, and higher education and community outreach stems from her own personal failures and mistakes. She believes that her failures can be used for a greater purpose and that purpose is preventing at least one young woman from making some of the same (avoidable) mistakes she has made.
Among her many projects for the organization, is the Beauty & Brains Conference that is held once a year in November and aims to shatter the stereotypes of what the media and world at large considers to encompass what beauty is (or isn’t). The conference also aims to shine a light on how important it is to nurture one’s intellectual abilities.
Apart from continually developing Beautiful Butterfly, Inc., Dianna is currently the publisher of her son Chae’s first and second children’s books “Chae’s Guide book: How to be the BEST big brother or sister you can be!” And “Chae’s Guide Book: How to be the BEST student you can be!”.
Among her many hobbies Dianna enjoys spending quality time with her sons, driving to upstate New York to visit family and enjoying the scenic nature and most of all spending time in prayer and reading the word. Above all her accomplishments and future endeavors, Dianna believes her greatest purpose can be summed up by this single scripture- Matthew 5:16. “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Bio humbly submitted by Dianna Rose 🌹
I am honored to be in the presence of such a determined, God fearing woman! I have also had the pleasure of interviewing this #ModernDayBlackMama… read below 👇🏾
Keara: Would your life be different without your kids?
Dianna: Absolutely! My children are the reason why I push myself so hard, the reason why I strive so hard to succeed, the reason I wake up everyday determined to be better than yesterday.
Keara: Do you feel like you would have gotten this far or would you have been further along?
Dianna: Honestly speaking, I’m a firm believer in “nothing happens before it’s time.” Whether or not my children existed I believe I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be-doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.
Keara: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (Professionally, motherhood etc.?)
Dianna: In 10 years I see myself walking in Gods will for my life. That being said, I see myself married to a wonderful godly man who loves me and my children to LIFE! I also see myself retired from my professional job, traveling the world with my family- spreading the gospel everywhere we go and being in a position to be able to bless many people financially. I also see myself overseeing my son’s businesses as their advisor (OK MOMager 😉)
Keara: In your own words, what makes you a Modern Day Black Mama?
Dianna: Being a Modern Day Black Mama to me means being balanced. Balanced in taking care of my ministry, myself, my children, my husband, my business- successfully balanced and doing it all through Gods grace. (God first… then ALL these things Matthew 6:33)
🙌🏾 That is the whole idea behind #ModernDayBlackMama and Dianna exudes the title very well! I wish her much continued success in her future endeavors and am making a commitment NOW to be in attendance at the next Beauty and Brains conference this November! See you there 😉
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