BÈL Monique

Everyday Women of Color on the Cover of Magazines, through Empowering Editorial Experiences!

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-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (9)

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (16)

BÈL Monique (BÈL) is a Digital Magazine that combines workshops, editorial photoshoots and fashion forward experiences to celebrate real women of color through editorial experiences! We provide them with a platform to rediscover and reconnect with themselves; so that who they are internally, can exude externally. Women are fully immersed in a variety of areas - including a cover feature on our monthly magazine, distributed to a growing network of multicultural women. We don’t want to just tell women that they’re beautiful, we want to provide women all throughout the country, with a transformational experience that makes them feel it too!

BÈL means beautiful in Haitian Creole, and Monique is in memory of Monique Camilien who died from lung cancer in 94'.

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-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (12)

Every single one of our models are real, everyday women of color! Majority of them are non-professional models - just "regular" women who are mothers, students, career women, entrepreneurs, friends, sisters, wives, girlfriends...and they each have very unique and inspiring stories to share.

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (8)

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-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (5)

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-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (13)
 
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Hi! I'm Berlhey (Ber-lee), founder and CEO of BÈL. BÈL means beautiful in Haitian Creole, Monique is after my aunt who passed away from cancer in 94' - no sob story! She taught me a great lesson in what it means to really be beautiful; embracing it fully and sharing it with the world; you don't have to be a celebrity to make an impact! On November 13, 2015, I quit my job - easier said than done, but it was ALL worth it! I started off my journey as a Personal Fashion Stylist and took on exclusive clientele, who were everyday women. But, after putting together an AMAZING promotional shoot, and attending Tony Robbins' (the nation's #1 Life and Business Strategist) "Business Mastery Seminar" my life completely changed and I restructured my brand to focus on empowering women on a deeper level. I combined the knowledge I acquired, with my passion and education in women's issues - specifically in multicultural areas - and my love for fashion. Through these combinations, I created an experience where women can rediscover themselves; so that who they are internally, can exude externally through style (a way of being). I fully immerse women in this area, through our, "I AM BÈL Editorial Event" and reshape their beliefs on what it means to be beautiful, all through a cool photo shoot experience! My favorite part of what I do? Connecting with our models, and of course spoiling them in celebration!

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-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (23)

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (24)
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-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (22)

$1,079 We can cover email and web maintenance for 1 year

$8,274 We can cover workshop and event locations, insurance and expenses for 1 year

$5,900 We can become federally trademarked, obtain a LLC and cover associated legal fees

$165 We can copyright our workshop workbooks

$1,800 We can obtain a monthly CPA for a year, to help us grow.

$6,000 We can transition our audience to a magazine app for a more quality experience!

$4,000 We can cover our yearly administration and material costs

$7,166 We can start paying our employees monthly minimum wage

$1,583 We can cover our monthly marketing expenses

$1,000 We can cover a month of office space for the team

$5,000 Will help us cover yearly taxes

*In addition to this, your investment will help us cover the cost of the fees associated with running this campaign!

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (17)

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (20)

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (2)

-We really got real with ourselves and we all left inspired to do something about it.- (19)

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03/31/2018
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$100
03/30/2018
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03/28/2018
Signature I AM BÈL Cropped Tank and I AM BÈL Wristband.
$100
03/27/2018
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$50
02/06/2018
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02/01/2018
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Any and every contribution brings us one step closer to our goal! We thank you for supporting the empowerment and celebration of everyday women of color!

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Instagram and Facebook Funder Shoutout!

During the campaign we’ll shout out your first and last name, along with the names of our other awesome funders, thanking you in front of our entire audience on our Instagram and Facebook platforms!

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Personalized, Handwritten ‘Thank You!’ Postcard.

Hold onto this memory, always! We’ll send you a cute and personalized postcard after the campaign! - Feel free to put it in your favorite picture frame as a reminder of how AMAZING you are, for supporting the empowerment and celebration of women of color!

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$100
Signature I AM BÈL Cropped Tank and I AM BÈL Wristband.

Rock your soft and comfy signature cropped tank, with your I AM BÈL wristband - on days where you may forget or may need some extra love; wear them and be reminded of how beautiful you truly are! Includes a Personalized, Handwritten ‘Thank You!’ Postcard. You’ll be able to choose your size after the campaign (available colors: blue, neon yellow or red).

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$250
2 Tickets to Our Editorial Private Party!

Whether you want to come with a friend, or gift it to 2 ladies - join us at one of our Editorial Private Parties where you’ll be part of celebrating 3 beautiful BÈL models who will be our next magazine covers! Guests must be 18 or older to attend. You’ll receive information on how to attend one of our events after the campaign.

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Dinner with Our Founder and CEO!

A one on one dinner with Berlhey! Whether you’re an entrepreneur who wants advice on how to get started and start growing (no half-ass advice, we want to see you win!), or a woman who just wants to connect over great food and good conversation! Dinner's on us! We’ll contact you after the campaign to set up a place, date and time! Must be in the state of Massachusetts.

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Sponsor a Model in 2018!

With your sponsorship, we’ll hold a contest in your name, where one lucky winner will get to participate in our I AM BÈL Editorial Event; which comes with an intimate workshop and editorial private party celebrating her beauty; she’ll get professional makeup application, hair styling, wardrobe styling and photography. And of course, she’ll also be featured in and on the cover of our magazine, where we’ll share her story with our entire audience! The winner will be chosen based on a story submission process, and YOU will have the option to take part in choosing who she is! Not only that, we’ll highlight you and/or your brand as the exclusive sponsor throughout the contest and after! This comes with 2 complimentary tickets to her editorial private party! One sponsor per event. Information will be sent to you after the campaign.

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$3,000
A Tailored Workshop for WOC!

Berlhey will host a 6 hour workshop for your team (10 women max) on ‘Discovering Your Internal Beauty!’ The agenda includes: Identifying your gifts in life, Connecting in the spirit and rebuilding yourself, and Getting everything you want on the journey to discovering your beauty. Workbook, location, snacks and beverages will be provided. Information will be sent to you after the campaign.

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I AM BÈL FLYERS (13)
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Any and every contribution brings us one step closer to our goal! We thank you for supporting the empowerment and celebration of everyday women of color!

59 Supporters
Contribute
I AM BÈL FLYERS (10)
$25
Instagram and Facebook Funder Shoutout!

During the campaign we’ll shout out your first and last name, along with the names of our other awesome funders, thanking you in front of our entire audience on our Instagram and Facebook platforms!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
I AM BÈL FLYERS (15)
$50
Personalized, Handwritten ‘Thank You!’ Postcard.

Hold onto this memory, always! We’ll send you a cute and personalized postcard after the campaign! - Feel free to put it in your favorite picture frame as a reminder of how AMAZING you are, for supporting the empowerment and celebration of women of color!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
I AM BÈL FLYERS (7)
$100
Signature I AM BÈL Cropped Tank and I AM BÈL Wristband.

Rock your soft and comfy signature cropped tank, with your I AM BÈL wristband - on days where you may forget or may need some extra love; wear them and be reminded of how beautiful you truly are! Includes a Personalized, Handwritten ‘Thank You!’ Postcard. You’ll be able to choose your size after the campaign (available colors: blue, neon yellow or red).

6 Supporters
Select this reward
I AM BÈL FLYERS (11)
$250
2 Tickets to Our Editorial Private Party!

Whether you want to come with a friend, or gift it to 2 ladies - join us at one of our Editorial Private Parties where you’ll be part of celebrating 3 beautiful BÈL models who will be our next magazine covers! Guests must be 18 or older to attend. You’ll receive information on how to attend one of our events after the campaign.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
I AM BÈL FLYERS (8)
$500
Dinner with Our Founder and CEO!

A one on one dinner with Berlhey! Whether you’re an entrepreneur who wants advice on how to get started and start growing (no half-ass advice, we want to see you win!), or a woman who just wants to connect over great food and good conversation! Dinner's on us! We’ll contact you after the campaign to set up a place, date and time! Must be in the state of Massachusetts.

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0 Supporters
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I AM BÈL FLYERS (12)
$1,500
Sponsor a Model in 2018!

With your sponsorship, we’ll hold a contest in your name, where one lucky winner will get to participate in our I AM BÈL Editorial Event; which comes with an intimate workshop and editorial private party celebrating her beauty; she’ll get professional makeup application, hair styling, wardrobe styling and photography. And of course, she’ll also be featured in and on the cover of our magazine, where we’ll share her story with our entire audience! The winner will be chosen based on a story submission process, and YOU will have the option to take part in choosing who she is! Not only that, we’ll highlight you and/or your brand as the exclusive sponsor throughout the contest and after! This comes with 2 complimentary tickets to her editorial private party! One sponsor per event. Information will be sent to you after the campaign.

6 Left
0 Supporters
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I AM BÈL FLYERS (14)
$3,000
A Tailored Workshop for WOC!

Berlhey will host a 6 hour workshop for your team (10 women max) on ‘Discovering Your Internal Beauty!’ The agenda includes: Identifying your gifts in life, Connecting in the spirit and rebuilding yourself, and Getting everything you want on the journey to discovering your beauty. Workbook, location, snacks and beverages will be provided. Information will be sent to you after the campaign.

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