Ep 24: A Single Mothers journey from Laid off to Photography Movement w/ Ruby Melton


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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Ruby Melton shares;

  • How she started Brown Girl with a Camera
  • How she booked her first international gig
  • How she balances being a full time mother and a entrepreneur
  • and much much more

Perfect show to share with;

  • Any brown girl with a camera 🙂
  • Entrepreneurs with a child
  • Creatives & Culture Change Agents
  • People that love positive, transparent, and actionable conversations with World Changers


Information About Ruby Melton:

Ruby Melton is a lifestyle and event photographer and film maker who currently resides in Washington, DC. Her love of photography was first ignited through travel. On her return from a volunteer trip in Costa Rica with Girls Going Global in the summer of 2014, Ruby first got the idea to create BGWAC. After noticing that there were no outlets on social media and especially Instagram for women of color photographers, she decided to create a platform herself. It began as a fun effort to celebrate the work of women of color photographers around the world and connect the community.

Over a year into the venture and 5,000+ followers later, BGWAC has morphed into an amazing resource for the community. Ruby hopes that through her efforts with BGWAC, women of color photographers will have a voice and be represented in an industry that has yet to take notice. The mission is to empower brown girls with a camera, everywhere.


Ruby’s Favorite Quote

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely find herself in places no one has ever been“- Albert Einstein 

Ruby’s Favorite Book

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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Organizations Mentioned in Show

Girls Going Global – Girls Going Global is a social enterprise aiming to expose African American girls to the cultures of the world. The public education system has been counter-productive in preparing the youth of America to be international game changers and doubly negligent in its preparation of African-American youth.

Volunteer Headquarters – Based in New Zealand, IVHQ has grown to become the world’s leading volunteer travel company, working in over 30 countries around the world and placing thousands of international volunteers abroad every year


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