When Gizlangba came to live with Margaret and her family they faced many hair trials with smiles and tears, braids and weaves. There was no fairy godmother to show them the ropes so they created Margaret's Child to make things easier for families who love to mix it up and get messy, try new things, and learn from their mistakes. Your Hairy Godmother is here for you and we want to help you "wear your crown." Here's Gigi talking on NBC News about our book and business and how she got started with Female Strong.
Gigi is a Liberian refugee. Due to the war in their home country, her father fled with the family to a refugee camp in Ivory Coast. Her mother died a week after her birth, leaving her father with three young children. They immigrated to the United States and shortly afterward her father suffered a stroke. They landed in a refugee apartment complex where Gigi met Margaret and shortly after came to live with her family. Gigi is a senior in high school, an athlete, artist, and alchemist entrepreneur who is currently whipping up hair care products in her kitchen and illustrating books at her kitchen table.
Margaret fell in love with Gigi while serving at Parkside housing complex for refugee families. Even as a skinny fourth grader, Gigi came across as smart and savvy beyond her years and sassy, in a good way. Margaret started her career in advertising at Leo Burnett on Kellogg’s, launching new products. This job of telling and selling in thirty second bites morphed into a second career of writing books and teaching children and teens how to write. She currently teaches Humanities at Charis Classical Academy in Madison, WI. As a lifelong gardener she loves to see potential in the smallest germinating seed and nurture it to flourishing which she continues to do with Gigi (her goddaughter) and her three highly dramatic, artistic children. Margaret's writing
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