Jamie Broadnax started blogging in 2007. During that year she collaborated with her co-worker and future writing partner at a lousy student loan company. While receiving email inquiries from college students, she was blogging about the New York independent film scene. The blog NYIndieSeen was birthed and open the doors of opportunity to a myriad of film festivals in the city such as the Big Apple Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Unfortunately the economic collapse of 2008, led her to the unemployment line and she could no longer live in her expensive zip code of 10012.
She moved back home to the place of her childhood Virginia Beach, VA and started a second blog called VAIndieSeen about the Virginia independent film scene. The blog was short lived and never gained the momentum that her New York blog had. In 2010 Jamie relocated to Wilmington, NC due to a job transfer and birthed NCIndieSeen (you can see where this is going right?)
The Wilmington-based North Carolina blog is one of the few blogs about independent film in one of the largest-growing film communities in the U.S. The blog is well received by a number of local film artists and she's been invited to festivals such as the North Carolina Black Film Festival, Cucalorus, and Cape Fear Independent Film Festivals.
In February 2012 Jamie decided to launch the blog Black Girl Nerds. After an evening of boredom Jamie "Googled" the term Black Girl Nerds and nothing came up in the world's largest search engine. It was that night that the blog was born. There was a Facebook for BGN that was launched a year before the blog was published and a large number of Facebook fans have supported the blogsite. In Jan of 2013, Jamie formed a partnership with five other female bloggers to create The She Thrives Network. It is the first publishing network owned and operated by black women. The site is targeted towards women of color to express their authentic selves and not conform to the status quo. Jamie has written for Madame Noire and has been recognized by the Black Weblog Awards as the New Blogger on the Block. Jamie has a Master’s Degree in Film and Marketing and considers herself a social media geek.
In her spare time she likes to write, read books, and play The Sims on her iPad. She loves watching shows like "True Blood" and "Scandal". Socially inept at times, Jamie prefers to stay at home and watch a great movie rather than hanging out at nightclubs---hence the reason why she's still single. She welcomes all BGN's to contribute to this site and loves to fellowship with other nerdy black girls.
You can follow Jamie on her personal Twitter @jamiebroadnax