The Happy Black Girl’s Are…

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Devoya Mayo enjoys lower case letters, impromptu naps, blustery afternoon writing sessions, a proper cocktail, rainy day playlists and Sundays.

By day she’s a mild mannered receptionist, by night she’s Ms Soulflower (the self proclaimed Queen Bee & Event Coordinator for The Soulflower Group).

Devoya is also a poet, former radio personality, playwright, dj, community organizer, crafter and proof that you can add as many commas after your name as you deem necessary. So long as you put in the work.

(Central Valley/ Northern California Office) 



HBGStarr*2Starr Lopez somehow seems to meet all her closest friends by way of the arts and solid music. Although raised in the Bay Area, she connected with HBG soulmate, Devoya, while living in the Central Valley. Starr now resides on the coast in beautiful SoCal, where she and her husband are surrounded by piles of music magazines and artistic works (painted, penned, and smeared) by family and dear friends. You can always find limes, and jars of local honey in her kitchen. The sweet and the sour.

Starr obtained her B.A. in Black Studies and Spanish Minor from Pomona College. She has been event organizing in contemporary art museums for the past 5 years, where
creative spaces are home.

(Southern California Office)


5 thoughts on “The Happy Black Girl’s Are…

  1. Missi Hughes-Pinkney says:

    Hello Ladies,
    We met in Mississippi at Medgar Evers house. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour. We did!! We went to Memphis to the Lorraine Hotel after we left you ladies. It was nice meeting you and look forward to hearing from you.

    1. devoya says:

      Yes, we did! Some of the trip was difficult, but we’re glad we did it. Hope y’all enjoyed your time as well. As you can tell we’re in need of an overhaul here on the website, but we’re pretty active on IG and FB so give us a follow if you can! We’ll send you HBG updates!!!

  2. Michael Reynolds says:

    Y’all some pretty girls. Where you brown sugar girls live,? I come to visit you beautiful women. Dr Leo Marvin say I need a vacation from my problems!

  3. devoya says:

    Ms Renina~

    This list is soooo dope!!!!!!!!!! A friend forwarded the link to me yesterday and I wondered how/who to thank for the love! So honored to be part of this and yes yes yes…Black girls win together!
    We’d love to work with you in the future as well, so please keep us in mind!

    PS. We’ll be sharing the link here and via our various social media spaces as well!


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