Afrobellas and other bellas (and fellas!), I just want to show you all some love.
I come home tired and dejected to an inbox full of comments and it just lifts my spirits like nothing else. You keep me going, and I appreciate that! In recent weeks I have gotten e mails from Portugal and Kenya, Zimbabwe and the UK, all loving my site and living the naturally beautiful life.
Yesterday I got this wonderful comment from SannaJohanna, a reader from the Nordic countries who replied to my post about ganguro girls. Here’s a quote:
“Off topic: ironic thing is that though this seems to be a site for georgeous black girls IÂ´ve found more reasonable tips here than other sites desinged for caucasian girls.”
That really surprised me and made me happy. I started Afrobella because I wasn’t seeing women like me represented in the media or in other beauty websites. The fact that I’m reaching other ethnicities and genders feels good. Although this site is very “sistacentric” and will always focus on celebrating the beauty of women of color, I want to say welcome to all readers.
Holla back, I love hearing where you all are from and how you discovered my site! Your comments keep me going, and I have to say thank you all so much for your feedback and encouragement. I see Afrobella as a movement, and this is only the beginning!