Hi there friend! Thank for wanting to learn a little more about me. I will try not to bore you to death!
My name is Nicky Dawkins and I am a DIY mama, blogger and established mompreneur based in sunny Miami, FL. I am the mother of a very energetic and adorable Leo toddler, Nasir. My parents hail from Jamaica, but I was born here in the U.S. under the Zodiac sign of Cancer – Sun in Cancer to be exact. I have a huge passion for feminine health and over the years launched several ventures that surround the wellness of women, particularly mothers.
Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way, shall we? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Florida International University and a Master Degree of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Before entering the world of motherhood, I worked in the music business for 5 years in music publishing, journalism, and management. I also dabbled in photography. I had the pleasure of working with a variety of major and local artists and labels including Def Jam and Universal Music. But as fun as that was, I am SO happy those years are behind me! I loved working in the biz, but it slowly became a toxic space for me. It stopped making me happy. In fact, it started making me angry. I had to stop feeding that energy. On the plus side, I did meet a lot of wonderful people and made connections that help me and my clients today. But as soon as I became a mother, I choose to leave the entertainment world and start focusing on work that made me feel like I was making a difference, work that fed my soul. More importantly, work that would better the lives of women and hopefully make the world a better place for my son.
And just like that, a brand new HypeGirls was born 🙂
Today, my media platform, HypeGirls, covers feminine health, wellness and DIY remedies targeting pregnant and postpartum mothers. Also, I have a radio show under HypeGirls called #MillennialMamaDrama that airs on Jolt Radio once a month. On MMD, I interview moms working in the fields of maternal health, advocacy, and feminine wellness. I also do a lot of natural product reviews and have had the pleasure of working with many amazing brands, including Kali Boxes, Diva Cup, Kalao, Steamy Chick, Nene Fem Health, vFit, and Vagasil to name a few. In addition to working with corporate brands, I have also had the pleasure of working with several women’s conferences including Fem Fest Miami, BlogHer Health, Women’s Expo, Influential Summit, We All Grow Latina and MommyCon. In December 2017, I was awarded Best Health Blogger in South Florida by the Blogger Union. Woo hoo!
Following the success of HypeGirls.com, I decided to launch Miami’s first chapter of PERIOD.org, PERIOD Miami, an organization that collects feminine hygiene products for homeless women and low-income families. Under the support of DivaCup, I became a “Vagucator” to host workshops that teach women about different feminine hygiene and health options, including menstrual cups and organic tampons.
After I mastered those two ventures, I started Werk it Moms, which a content creation agency for natural parenting brands. Through Werk it Moms, I am able to connect corporate brands with mom blogger and influencers who are looking for paid work from home. I also partnered with Capital One to host Mamaprenuer Brunch & Learn workshops in my Miami community. During these intimate workshops, I bring in a local, successful mamapreneur to share her journey and give tips to other mothers who want to launch a business from home.
Currently, I am completing my training to become a doula at Mama Glow in NYC under the guidance of Latham Thomas. With this certification, I hope to expand the shortage of doulas of color, as well as provide more birthing support and general information about maternal health in our community. You can keep up with my personal journey and other random things I love on my personal blog, www.thankyounicky.com
When I am not working on my blogs or my business, I love spending time outdoors and traveling with my son! I also have a passion for gardening and enjoy showing him how to grow his own food.
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