Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing Joí Iman

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Birmingham

I was born and raised in Birmingham. After earning my graduate degree, I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, and returned to Birmingham in 2012. Although I did not think that I would find my way back home and stay for this long, it is home and is a big piece of my heart. I love its rich history which I have the pleasure of sharing with my children.

Birmingham is a great place to be a mom. There are so many opportunities for moms to pour into themselves while being a part of impactful communities to help us along the journey of motherhood, no matter the stage of growth. Birmingham also offers exceptional opportunities and activities through involvement in STEM, theater, and everyday play. Additionally, our family loves to visit our favorites such as Oak Mountain State Park, McWane Center, local pumpkin patches, and Railroad Park. 

Mom

I am a mom/bonus mom to six children ages 4, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 17 . . . five girls and one boy. Help me and my husband! LOL. I love motherhood. I have the pleasure of enhancing the lives of vulnerable humans every day. Also, I have the pleasure of learning from them, particularly when to relax and remembering not to take life so seriously. Conversely, motherhood is hard no matter the stage!

As a working Mompreneur, it is a struggle to balance pouring into my babies while creating time and intentionally pouring into myself. The challenge of being a mom in this unique circumstance is always changing and rewarding. 

Collective

I am so excited to serve as a contributor for Birmingham Mom Collective and connect with other awe-inspiring mamas! Since becoming a first-time mama in 2014, I have taken a special interest in the needs of women as they rediscover and adjust to their new identity  as a mother while also dealing with life’s other transitions and experiences.

As amazing women and moms, we deserve and need holistic support. As a woman and mother, I have experienced womanhood, pregnancy, fourth trimester, blended family chronicles, and grief due to miscarriage. My life’s journey has enabled me to make my own deposits. It’s paving the way for me to engage women and moms, reminding them that their experiences are shared and that they–we–were born to LIVE, not just exist!

 

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Hey Mamas! ✨ I am Joí (Joey) Iman Gresham and I am a southern belle with edge and flair. I am a native of Birmingham, AL. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Alabama A&M University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Black Studies from the University of Connecticut (UConn). I am a licensed Social Worker and have been serving vulnerable populations for 12 years in both traditional and non-traditional roles and settings. I am a Wife, Mom, and Bonus Mom. My best friend/husband and I met and dated briefly in 2009. In 2018, we reconnected and established a friendship which led to our marriage in 2020. Our blended family consists of 6 amazing children ages 17, 14, 9, 8, 7, and 4. Let me not forget our fur baby, Arrow. There is never a dull moment in the Gresham household! 🥰 In addition to my roles as wife and mommy / bonus mommy, I also have the pleasure of journeying Entrepreneurship as the owner and CEO of Joí Iman, LLC offering Life Enhancement Services and Products for women and moms which include the following: · Life / Vision Coaching · Personal / Bridal Styling and Image Consulting · Beauty and Tranquility Gift Box (Pregnancy, 4th Trimester/Postpartum, and Grief) · Revive Gift Box (all women) · Inspirational Apparel Joí Iman intentionally and strategically equips and empowers amazing women and moms to rediscover, discover, and embrace their identities while moving forward with adjusting, managing, and living through life’s transitions… “You were born to LIVE, not just exist.” - Joí Iman In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and children, creating new traditions and experiences, listening to music, traveling, reading/journaling, and creating opportunities that align with my purpose to enhance my life and the lives of others whom I have the pleasure to serve. It is an absolute honor and pleasure to connect with and serve other awe-inspiring Mamas! Love and Light! 💖✨

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