If you’re a regular reader who has perhaps wondered “what does this chick Afrobella sound like?”, here’s an answer to your question.

On MLK Day, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the wonderful Andrea, AKA The Organic Beauty Expert, for her Organic Beauty Radio podcast.

So click and listen, try to ignore my varying, ever-evolving Trinidadian/weird pseudo-Americanesque accent, and enjoy our random, rambling gigglefest!

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lurkergrrl says:
February 6, 2007, 2:59 pm
I love your accent! Don't lose it, girl. And it was nice to hear you explain exactly what "afrobella" is, and what your vision is. Keep on doing ya thang, girl~
Dahls says:
February 6, 2007, 3:33 pm
Nice interview. I also agree that your accent is beatiful. I can definetly relate to the struggle I go back and forth with my Dominican accents too.
LBellatrix says:
February 6, 2007, 5:42 pm
For some reason it cut out towards the end, but what I did hear was great! And I only caught a little bit of an accent. One of the many reasons why I took my site down was because I was struggling with the whole privacy thing. Ironically, I'm also a writer (and currently getting my MFA, with the assumption that I'll be publishing more stuff). I'm only just now getting used to seeing my REAL name out here...but of course my USER name is all over the damn place. :) Participating in forums and on other peoples' blogs is a small way to be part of the discussion...but for as long as I've been running my mouth on cyberspace, I of all people should probably have had a blog long ago. I've said it before, but I really appreciate what you're doing to further meaningful conversation amongst black folks online. (And of course the beauty tips are great too.)
AppleDiva says:
February 6, 2007, 6:47 pm
Hey Bella, I listened to the podcast interview. I hear that trini accent. You sound like my Canadian West Indian descent friends, which is totally cool. Keep on keeping on, Webmistress. :D
blackjade says:
February 6, 2007, 7:37 pm
Nice interview. It was great to hear the how/why you started this blog and how you'd like to see it grow. You've already done so much in such a short time.
Coffy says:
February 6, 2007, 7:53 pm
very cool Bella, love the accent. it's cool that you are willing to share so much of yourself with us, i think that's why the conversations here feel so familiar and relaxed.
Economista says:
February 6, 2007, 10:02 pm
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself! I think your accent is beautiful...it reminds me of a former professor. I also wanted to say thanks for getting information about women of color out there and doing it in such a positive way :)
TheBeautyMaven says:
February 6, 2007, 10:41 pm
You have a great blog and hearing you talk about your inspiration and motivation makes me love it even more. I might not be an "afrobella" myself, but I have pretty wild hair that takes a lot to tame and I love the fact that you promote going natural. It's a great thing to see another point of view on beauty in the blogosphere.
Carolyn says:
February 7, 2007, 1:34 am
Your voice matches the way you look and write – open, warm, and smart. How nice to hear you!
Dj says:
February 7, 2007, 2:14 am
My boyfriend and I was listening to you interview and my mom walked into the room and asked if it was me talking. I told her no three times and she insisted that we sound alike. I am from Trinidad too and I have been living in the states for a while now...i just thought it was funny. Anyways great interview!! Yes you do need some T-Shirts!!
Brunsli says:
February 7, 2007, 3:09 am
How fun! If you ever come to the Bay Area, I will treat you to some CocoaBella chocolates! IMHO, Afrobella is cuter for your blog too.
Anita Grant says:
February 7, 2007, 5:32 am
Love your accent!!! Very warm, relaxing & soothing presence in your voice.. Great interview - thank you for allowing us to listen and feel the belleza of Patrice Afrobella...
Anita Grant says:
February 7, 2007, 5:34 am
I meant to ask.. will you be doing Podcasts as well like once a month, perhaps?
bella says:
February 7, 2007, 8:33 am
Thanks for your kind words, bellas! I was nervous. I've done so many interviews, but this was my first time officially being interviewed! And apparently the first of more to come, as I have been contacted by another fantastic online publication. I'll let you know when that one is up! Brunsli, I might have to take you up on those chocolates! I wore The Bella all weekend and will be writing more about it soon! Anita -- good question. I plan on creating some kind of musical element, and as was evident in my attempt to embed a music player in my Alice Smith post, it ain't working with Word Press. People advised me to try all of these awesome flash players, but I can't figure it out with WordPress yet. When I do, watch out! I'm slowly making a playlist, so there will be music for sure. I also had a fantastic interview recently that I WISH I could have put online, but alas, the recorder didn't work that way and I wound up having to delete it for work purposes. But I will just say three words -- Josephine Baker's son! He's hilarious and raunchy, and has a divine French accent. I will write about the experience instead, so look out for that by the end of the week.
Bygbaby says:
February 8, 2007, 4:10 am
Great interview!
jerseybred says:
February 8, 2007, 10:11 am
So nice to connect a voice with your blog, keep inspiring us


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