To honor the black community on Instagram and celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, we’re sharing another story in our series #ShareBlackStories. This month and beyond, follow along and share your unique perspective using the hashtag.
For Brehanna Daniels (@brehannadaniels), Black History Month is about celebrating groundbreaking accomplishments. “It’s amazing to see people that look like me accomplish and break barriers,” says the 24-year-old. Brehanna is breaking barriers herself, as the first black woman to be a part of a pit crew in a NASCAR series race. “Once I found that out, I realized it was much bigger than me,” she says.
In 2016, Brehanna graduated from Norfolk State University, a historically black college, on a full basketball scholarship. The lifelong athlete then joined NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, but she admits that before that she didn’t see a lot of people in the racing league who looked like her. Brehanna now hopes to be an inspiration for other black women out there who might feel the same way. “Why not be that change? Hopefully, people will see me and more faces like mine will want to join,” she says.
Check out our IGTV channel now to learn more about Brehanna’s story in a short #ShareBlackStories film. ✨