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 and I was born 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 had the pleasure of working with a variety of major and local artists and labels including Def Jam and Universal Music. But I am SO happy those years are behind me! As much as I loved working in music, it 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. As soon as I became a mother, I choose to leave and started focusing on work that made me feel like I was making a difference. More importantly, work that would better the lives of women and hopefully make the world a better place for my son. And then there was a new Nicky.
Today, I have 2 blogs including this one, ThankYouNicky.com. This is my newest platform, and I offer pregnancy, postpartum and infant loss Doula services. I also blog about feminine health, wellness, and natural beauty targeting pregnant and postpartum mothers. I focus on topics surrounding vaginal health, self-care and DIY beauty remedies for mom and baby. I also share my personal struggles and stories as I navigate through motherhood and co-parenting. In December 2017, I was awarded Best Health Blogger in South Florida by the Blogger Union. Woohoo! I have also had the pleasure of speaking at several women’s conferences including Fem Fest Miami, Women’s Expo, BlackGirlsBloom and MommyCon.
My media website, HypeGirls.com, interviews mothers and mother-owned brands about important issues millennial mothers are facing today. While I am open to giving a platform to any woman who is making a change, I do try and focus on women and brands within the maternal health and feminine health space. I have had the pleasure of working with and interviewing then women behind many amazing companies, including Kali Boxes, Diva Cup, Kalao, Steamy Chick, Nene Fem Health, vFit and Vagasil. Within HypeGirls, I also host a kick-ass podcast on Jolt Radio called Millennial Mama Drama ?
In early 2018, 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” and host workshops that teach women about different feminine hygiene and health options, including menstrual cups and organic tampons. Our partners include the fellow charities Beauty Initiative and Lotus House.
After the success of these brands, I started Werk it Moms, which a content creation agency that specializes in creative writing and experimental events for mompreneurs. Through Werk it Moms, I am able to connect corporate brands with mom bloggers and influencers in the South Florida community who are looking to start a business. I also partnered with Capital One to host Mamaprenuer Brunch & Learn workshops every month in my community. During these 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 Mama Glow Doula, trained 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 my community.
When I am not working on my blog and businesses, I love spending time outdoors and doing projects with my son! I have a huge passion for gardening and enjoy showing him how to grow his own food. ?
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You can also follow me personally (if you want) on Instagram @thankyounicky
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