hi! i'm the girl named blake.
What you see today - the podcast, the book, the Instagram, the coaching - I want you to know it didn't just appear out of thin air. Between obedience and hard work, the last three years have been the wildest ride I could have imagined. At the end of the day, my hope is to help you walk in your gifts and bravery the way others have helped me. That's the goal. That's why I'll keep showing up until God tells me not to.
Because this isn't the life I would've chosen, but it's the life I absolutely love.
If it had been up to me, I'd live in completely anonymity on a farm somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The funny thing is, there was a time when what I have now is what I really wanted - to an unhealthy degree. I tell the story in my book of God breaking those strongholds and releasing me into a life of freedom and simplicity, only to have this career thrust upon me a few years later. Doesn't that sound just like Him?
So if you find yourself somewhere you didn't think you'd be, just know He's as good there as He is anywhere else. Let my life be a beacon that proves He can do more than we can think or imagine. And now I get to help you believe that.
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Slow mornings, time in the mountains, good skincare, Spotify playlists, local coffee shops, and weird, old movies.
Too conservative for progressives, too progressive for conservatives, ADHDAF, American history aficionado.
The best parts of my life unfold offline, behind the scenes, with the people who mean the most to me. But I really love getting to show up on Instagram and my podcast & engaging in important (and sometimes uncomfortable) conversations that set people free.
LOVES: seinfeld, lsu football, snuggles with my girls, cannabis, laughing so hard you cry
The best parts of my life rarely show up online, being married to my best friend and together raising little world changers. My best job, favorite work, God's greatest gift.
After a whirlwind start to my online career, I've built a business successful enough to retire my husband from his corporate job. This isn't everyone's dream, but if it is yours, I'd love to help you and teach you what I know!
I still get squirmy about the word influencer, so I've gone with this instead. Plus, my goal isn't to influence, it's to equip - whether that's about theology, politics, being a woman, or a good pair of leggings. I create content in the form of books, podcasts, social media, and in person events.
My closest people call me B or some iteration of it. The product of growing up in the Gossip Girl era. I have some really incredible people in my life around the country and I couldn't do all of this without them.
AKA baby daddy, hot husband, and the guy who handles all the important stuff, Jeremy joined the Crappy Christian team full time in 2022 after a 20+ year career in the automotive industry.
He's really the reason CCC exists, without his support and encouragement, none of this would have happened.
In charge of everything from customer support to creating the pretty graphics you see every where, Kyleigh also runs the Crappy Christian Instagram and newsletters, helping B reach as many of you as possible.
(She's also her best friend.)
David is in manages everything Confessions of a Crappy Christian - from production and editing to managing ad spots and more. An Alabama native, we don't hold it against him that he's a Crimson Wave fan (too much) and always appreciate the occasional honey shipment from his beekeeping operation.
a couple of things
actually an introvert who prefers to stay home
happiest in the Smoky Mountains
i splurge on perfume, skincare, and haircare. i don't drink coffee.
In 2018 I gave myself a 30th birthday gift. Something I'd wanted for a long time but had never known where to start. On my 30th trip around the sun, I launched a podcast - Confessions of a Crappy Christian. At the time I had less than 1,000 Instagram followers & no one knew who I was. I can tell you this - I had no idea what was going to happen.
Turns out starting an Internet business isn't exactly...easy. And it can be difficult to make money if you don't really know what you're doing. So a year into Crappy Christian, I got a traditional office job at a local church to help shoulder some of the financial burden. What felt like a failure ended up being the best thing I could've done, as that year behind a desk took the pressure off enough to figure out how to move forward.
The year the world shut down was actually the year it opened up for me. In 2020 I started speaking up about political issues, saying what everyone was thinking, and watched as my platform and business grew at astronomical rates. My podcast started charting, my Instagram doubling in followers, I signed a book deal and quit my office job to do this thing full time.
While we were growing super fast, things were hard behind the scenes this year. I lost a lot of friends who either couldn't or wouldn't be happy for my success. Turns out going viral also welcomes trolls and haters. I started actually making money that contributed to my family this year, but it came with so much pain and heaviness. God used this year to teach me so much and ensure that I was ready to take this mountain with Him.
Five months into 2022, Jeremy left the corporate job he'd been at for 20+ years to join the Crappy Christian team full time. We added team members, my book comes out this year, and while there are definitely still difficult things about this business, God has brought us so much further than we thought possible.
Sweet morning routines, the smell of vanilla, temperatures under 70, turning my phone off, & my impressive sweatshirt collection.
agree? we're probably a great fit.
Hustling for your worth, religion, pants that button, diet culture, bad friends, & shame.
Everything I do is touched by this one desire - to see women step into who they are in Christ, boldly proclaiming His goodness where ever they go. Regardless if you spend your days wiping butts or the CEO of a company, your message and gifts matter and deserve to be nurtured. And I'm here to do just that.
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