Extraordinary Women Making History: Eunique Jones Gibson (of Because of Them We Can)

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Today's Extraordinary Woman describes herself as a "creative powerhouse for good." Chocolate enthusiast, Blackness advocate, speaker, and creative director Eunique Jones Gibson works to promote the beauty, accomplishments, potential, and greatness of Black folks from the past and future. As founder of the multimedia campaign Because of Them We Can, Gibson aims to "share our rich history and promising future through images that would refute stereotypes and build the esteem of our children." 

The initiative began as a way to inspire her sons and provide a counter-narrative to the endless outpouring of demeaning, traumatizing, unflattering portrayals of Black folks in the media.

This year, she launched Dream Village in Hyattsville, Maryland to allow creators and innovators to a space to connect with other winners and thrive in a welcoming, nourishing environment.

 Eunique at Dream Village (photo: Black Enterprise)

Eunique at Dream Village (photo: Black Enterprise)

On what she envisions for her newest venture, she told Blavity:

"I hope Dream Village will provide a space where we can see a visual representation of our connection to one another and our ability to accomplish more, together. I believe that it will bring a network of people, resources and experiences that will help us grow and thrive individually and collectively. More than a co-working or shared working space. It’s about creating spaces where we can build and help one another launch ideas and dreams because we understand the impact our success can have on our community. And the plan is to have these all over."

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For more from Eunique, check out Dream Village, follow her on Twitter, or get into Because of Them We Can here.