Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Jemia, creator + founder of BlackWifeLife®, a community celebrating Black women who are married, engaged, dating, and single.
In the words of the late Notorious BIG, “This was all a dream. I used to read Word-Up magazines…”
But this is how it started.
In March of 2019, the phrase – “Black wife life” came to me in a dream. The next morning I woke up, searched the phrase on Instagram, snagged it, and secured all social handles.
I immediately knew to build a community dedicated to the Black woman’s journey to Black love. I did not want this community to be about my love story; there is enough of it already out there. Instead, I wanted to celebrate every Black woman who found their partner or on the journey.
Thus the beginning of BlackWifeLife®. It became my creative outlet to express my feelings and emotions, through other’s images, on my journey to becoming a wife. I was newly engaged to the love of my life, and I was obsessed with healthy, realistic portrayals of Black love.
I did not know where this new-found hobby would take me. I didn’t think what I was doing was any different from the other dedicated Black love and marriage Instagram accounts. I even hid my identity in the beginning. No friends or family, only my then fiancé now husband knew.
But it took off. I began rapidly growing. People started tagging me in their photos and sending me messages saying, “I can’t wait to enter #BlackWifeLife one day.” That is when I knew this was something special. I’ve reached beyond fiancés and wives. I’ve impacted single and divorced women looking for love.
My inbox began to flood. I couldn’t keep up with how many women and men wanted me to caption their love on my Instagram page.
It took me a minute to catch on to what people were requesting, but they resonated with my captions. When I began curating this account, I created my narrative for the image—creating short stories based on the photo’s energy or writing love notes to my husband. I used story-telling to bring the picture alive so that everyone could relate.
Relatability makes this community rich, powerful, and unique. Black women, and men, see themselves through BlackWifeLife® content. Social media has created a place that exploits love and relationships, putting pressure on how romance is displayed. I started a site where ALL images of love are welcome.
In 2020, the need for more content and Black stories was evident from the messages and comments I received. On August 15, TheBlackWifeLife.com was born.
Expect an experience each visit to the website.
Celebrating Black stories is our favorite thing to do. We share stories of REAL people and couples who are impacting the community. From stories of overcoming career challenges to struggling with family dynamics, we share it all.
We take your love experience past words with monthly curated playlist featuring your favorite R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artist. Set the mood right for a night in with Bae or me-time.
BlackWifeLife® is a subsidiary of District Valley, LLC,