"Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” - James Baldwin
NEW GEECHEE IS...
Some of you are thinking, what is Geechee? Quick history lesson- The Gullah/Geechee people are descendants of enslaved Africans who reside in the states and believe it or not, much of the culture from the distinct language to customs still lives in 2018 along the coastlines of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. (PSA Gullah Geechee is not dead)
So why the name NEW Geechee? Well, James Baldwin (see quote above) said it best! Our roots and upbringing shape us into who we are, but we are able to enhance and create the lives we truly desire through NEW opportunities! As a black millennial, or as we affectionately call ourselves young melanated professionals (YMP), we are able to truly recreate the narrative and be the change we wish to see. We are only able to because of our strong descent that makes that possible. Here at New Geechee, we will not only share but celebrate the stories of our young melanated professional life to encourage one another to live our BEST lives.
New Geechee connects the culture of young melanated professionals worldwide through family, faith and food!
FAMILY- A group of people with common ancestry.
Because we are connected more than we know! We are actively creating a network of Young Melanated Professionals through online our upcoming YMP Directory, family reunion events, and an online community!
FAITH- Complete confidence in someone or something.
We believe in YOU! We will highlight the accomplishments and trends of YMP culture to promote collaboration and celebrate excellence!
FOOD- Nourishment to the soul.
To keep YOU going! Podcasts and blogs posts that provide you with the triumphs, victories, and resources you will need to make the best of your life!
THE IMPACT OF NEW GEECHEE
One of my favorite podcasts! I LOVE this show! Keke is the perfect host and the show is both entertaining and informative. Its so good to have someone highlighting YMPs around the country. - Sasha Simmons
Love the stories of the guests. And the energy that Keke brings every week. (Dopest intro in these podcast streets)- Jasamine Hill
Keke is so relatable and funny. I love the show and her laugh is the best part. SUBSCRIBE!- Ashlee Eady
I love your authenticity and transparency! I look forward to more show. Thanks for sharing your gift!- Carly Ingram
YOUR FAVORITE YMP, KEKE
Keiona "Keke" Eady of Cross, SC is the founder and mastermind behind the New Geechee movement. Frustrated with the perception of African American Millennials; she created the New Geechee platform to change the narrative and connect the stories of young melanated professionals worldwide.
A change agent.
Keiona continues to create innovative ways to inspire which has led her to host events, sponsor networking events, and create initatives that encourage others to live their best life , such as the Self-Care Challenge.
Determined to see us all WIN!
Through her selfless work, in 2017 she was named one of Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professional's 40 under 40. Keiona holds a degree from Clemson University in Human Resource Management and gives back to her community through her work with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tempe Alumnae chapter.