My BrownBox

Scroll to Info & Navigation

I have been trying to put the loss of Karyn into words for the past few days. As many of you know, Karyn was a dear friend to me and also an intern for My BrownBox. It saddens me to see information misconstrued and stories miswritten. If you were to know Karyn Washington then you would know that she had much confidence in her ‪#‎BrownBeauty‬. It was not a facade. The color of her skin is what fueled her mission to “celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love!” 

Karyn’s #1 cheerleader was her mother who passed away in October 2013. Following her mother’s death, Karyn continued to mourn her loss, while dealing with other obstacles that arised.

It is normal for friends and family to live with regrets, and to blame themselves for not being able to stop horrible things from happening to their loved oned. After hearing the news, the first thing I thought to myself is “I could have prevented this.” …Or could I? 

I have made the decision to remember Karyn’s light that has shined so brightly in my life. The same light that has positively impacted many women near and far.

I have made a promise to myself that I will not regret what I could not control. Instead I will continue to carry on Karyn’s legacy as best as I know how and I encourage you to do the same.

If you want to learn more about what Karyn was going through then read her blog: http://karynwashington.com/ 

Explore it. Read her story, through her words. Learn from this incident. Love one another harder and love yourself even harder #BrownBeauty.

Peace. 

Brittney Marshall, 
CEO & Founder My BrownBox

I have been trying to put the loss of Karyn into words for the past few days. As many of you know, Karyn was a dear friend to me and also an intern for My BrownBox. It saddens me to see information misconstrued and stories miswritten. If you were to know Karyn Washington then you would know that she had much confidence in her ‪#‎BrownBeauty‬. It was not a facade. The color of her skin is what fueled her mission to “celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love!”

Karyn’s #1 cheerleader was her mother who passed away in October 2013. Following her mother’s death, Karyn continued to mourn her loss, while dealing with other obstacles that arised.

It is normal for friends and family to live with regrets, and to blame themselves for not being able to stop horrible things from happening to their loved oned. After hearing the news, the first thing I thought to myself is “I could have prevented this.” …Or could I?

I have made the decision to remember Karyn’s light that has shined so brightly in my life. The same light that has positively impacted many women near and far.

I have made a promise to myself that I will not regret what I could not control. Instead I will continue to carry on Karyn’s legacy as best as I know how and I encourage you to do the same.

If you want to learn more about what Karyn was going through then read her blog: http://karynwashington.com/

Explore it. Read her story, through her words. Learn from this incident. Love one another harder and love yourself even harder #BrownBeauty.

Peace.

Brittney Marshall,
CEO & Founder My BrownBox

Peace to a #BrownBeauty worth remembering Karyn Washington the Founder of @ForBrownGirls and #TheDarkSkinRedLipProject.

I met @KarynWashington in 2012, she was one of the first people to interview me for My BrownBox. She later joined the team as a Public Relations intern. We became very close friends. Regardless of the distance Karyn and I would talk daily whether it be through text or phone. We would talk about everything, from goals to relationships. We’d laugh and joke with one another. During the time that her mother was sick I’d lend her my ear. After her mother’s death we continued to talk daily. A few months later our communication slowed down. This is when I should have knocked doors down to check in on her. She shared so much of what was going on in her life with me. More than most knew…I remember her telling me that I’m one of her true friends. She was genuine, creative, funny, detail-oriented and a real dreamer who loved India Arie, Frank Ocean, Urban Outfitters and #BrownGirls! I am happy to have crossed paths with this beautiful soul. Although we never had the opportunity to meet in person, Karyn’s spirit will continue to live on in my heart. I love you Karyn Washington for everything beautiful that you are. 

May this #BrownBeauty forever rest in peace. 

@BrittneyMarshall -

Peace to a #BrownBeauty worth remembering Karyn Washington the Founder of @ForBrownGirls and #TheDarkSkinRedLipProject.

I met @KarynWashington in 2012, she was one of the first people to interview me for My BrownBox. She later joined the team as a Public Relations intern. We became very close friends. Regardless of the distance Karyn and I would talk daily whether it be through text or phone. We would talk about everything, from goals to relationships. We’d laugh and joke with one another. During the time that her mother was sick I’d lend her my ear. After her mother’s death we continued to talk daily. A few months later our communication slowed down. This is when I should have knocked doors down to check in on her. She shared so much of what was going on in her life with me. More than most knew…I remember her telling me that I’m one of her true friends. She was genuine, creative, funny, detail-oriented and a real dreamer who loved India Arie, Frank Ocean, Urban Outfitters and #BrownGirls! I am happy to have crossed paths with this beautiful soul. Although we never had the opportunity to meet in person, Karyn’s spirit will continue to live on in my heart. I love you Karyn Washington for everything beautiful that you are.

May this #BrownBeauty forever rest in peace.

@BrittneyMarshall -