that Freedom thing

Welcome to a spiritual adventure with Melanated Pearl. Join her on her journey through Elmina Castle.

I lived more than 4 decades before I experienced the true meaning of FREEDOM and I will fight for it for the rest of my LIFE! You and your freedom is important to me and essential to you.

P. E. A. R. L. Girl I see you and I am saying to you…you deserve your freedom. #changethesituation #thefutureisfemale

Just because you don’t understand a practice or tradition~doesn’t make it less sophisticated, complicated, meaningful, or organized!

Crystal Perry, Melanated Pearl Corp Founder

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July 5-10, 2019, I traveled to Accra, Ghana and the Elmina Slave Castle

Melanated Pearl walking into the dungeons

We are the descendants of those that REFUSED to DIE!

Pathway of  rocks and gravel
Walking towards the entrance of The Elmina Slave Castle
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Just a GRAIN of sand…

Following a trip to Ghana 2019, Melanated Pearl reflects on her transition. Starting at the very beginning. A grain of sand.

I once was a grain of sand. I enjoyed the consistency of the sun and the ocean. I was part of the land and surrounded by millions like me. I was protected. I was valued. I had purpose.

Melanated Pearl  Black Women In beach collecting sand
Melanated Pearl collecting sand from Cape Coast – Elmina Slave Castle 2019


Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “Go back and get it” and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either with a stylized heart shape or by a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth.

The waves and the winds sing a song of Freedom !

The Land

My ancestors called to me as I walk towards the water. They celebrated my homecoming and when I placed my foot onto the earth I recalled the essence of my beginnings. I once was a grain of sand. I thrived among many. I had purpose. I had value. I had worth. And then…

Melanated Pearl   Black Women In beach in Africa
Melanated Pearl greeting the land.

The transition happened because it was necessary. I once was a GRAIN of SAND, but I was selected to transform, to move, to travel, to change. Without notice I was pick up by someone’s foot. I was separated from the earth. I was place in the water. I became a part of something I only experienced in ~waves. I transitioned individually and collectively and I settled into the water. I once was a grain of sand on the beach in the Motherland. But my transition made me part of the ocean.

Bringing that “BLACK Light” to things that aren’t quite right!

25 years of friendship…

Melanated Pearl travels to Key West 2019

Random thoughts about the power of friendship!

About 25 years ago my grandfather Selma Boswell transitioned and we moved to “Atlanta”…
It was there that I found the black girls who would join me on my journey into womanhood. My connection to Kiana Cosby Kee Thespian and Andrea started at Cedar Grove c/o 96. I won’t get into all the details but #messy. LOL. Hell it was high school in Decatur, GA!

Cedar Grove HS c/o 96

As expected we launched our lives and began “gathering the things” and checking the list but we always remained connected. Agnes Scott assisted me in connecting with Amber Wright Jones and Courtney, & Patrice Benton. In 2001 Erica Hood joined & in 2006 the “trips” aka meetings began!
Now…Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Marketing Leaders, Educational leaders…mother’s, wives, some divorced, some single, some in new relationships, some renewing relationships, and all authentic!

Breaking Bread with my BFFs

I am more than lucky to have these women surrounding me. They are the perfect representation of Melanated Pearl and the magic that is the black female! #blackwomen #pearlgirl #mynetwork

My network is my net worth & I Am RICH!