Meet Our Team
Juanita Charles, Founder and CEO
Juanita founded Manifest Magic Black Girl Cooperative in July of 2019. As a candidate in a special election for TN State Senate District 22, there was a noticeable lack of Black women present in prominent spaces, especially spaces where decisions were being made. Many Black women expressed feelings of not feeling valued, feeling unsafe, and overall powerless.
In July of 2019, the first meeting and Manifest Magic was held in the public library with the expressed goal to create a safe space and empower Black women. The over 60 diverse Black women were in attendance confirmed what we already knew to be true - a space such as this was not only necessary, but needed.