I’m DaJonese (pronounced: Day-Joe-Niece), affectionately known as The Bougie Auntie. You know, the auntie that gives dope advise, has a story for everything, stays fly, will side eye you and cusses a little bit ~ yup that’s me!
I absolutely love watching the growth that comes through growing pains; it’s the part of life that no one is exempt from. My passion and purpose comes through helping others through the process. So much so that I’ve founded a wellness boutique –Me in the Making Wellness; created a social-emotional mentoring group for teen girls and have facilitated empowerment and mental health workshops for youth and adults.
I am formally trained as a Mental Health Therapist (BA Psychology – Chicago Statue University and MA Community Counseling – Argosy University) and have spent much of my career working in the Child Welfare arena. Through a combination of my education and professional experiences, my expertise has been utilized over the past decade helping others in some capacity.
My life may look well put together from other’s lens; but trust I’ve had my fair share of “ish” along the way. Oh, this sis has lived, loved and lost. Buy hey, in each teachable moment I’ve learned some lessons that continue to guide me along my journey. Every experience has helped mold me into the woman I am today, unapologetically! And my goal is to help you do the same!
-Lover of a good graphic tee
-Firm believer that there is a song for every situation (and I will more than likely burst out with it)
-A good pair of shades is necessary (Sis has several options)
-Traveling is my love language
-I stay dropping gems but never record myself (it’s a gift & a curse)