I thought I told you that we don’t stop!
Ya girl Afrobella has been grustlin’ grustlin’ grustlin’ (hat tip to Hajj Flemings) and this is a trend that won’t cease anytime soon. So I’m creating a new category, Afrobella Around the Web, where I’ll share my latest exploits in the world of freelancing, interviews, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
First up, I’m going to be writing regularly for cool culture website Rumbum.com. I was lucky enough to cover Lollapalooza for Rumbum, and twas AWESOME. What’d I write? A LOT.
I’m planning to continue freelancing for Rumbum — bar and restaurant reviews, and more music — so expect to see more of me over there!
Over at BV Hair Talk, I’ve been bringing the Afrobella flavor. I tend to do lots of celebrity hair stories over there, but one that was different recently was Where Does Your Hair Come From — all about the source of weaves and extensions. Recently I also did Queen Ifrica’s best tips for locs, and YouTube’s Best Hair Bloggers. I’m planning to regularly feature YouTube hair bloggers so if I left you, or your favorite off the list, holla at me and let me know!
I was featured in a great interview over on Aesthetic Elevation, an informative, engaging Baltimore-based blog that covers sports, beauty, and finding achievement in life!
Last but CERTAINLY not least, I’ve got wonderful news to share. When I first started this blog and dared myself to dream, I wanted someday to be featured in the magazines I grew up reading. This week, one of those dreams came true.
Essence Magazine did a piece on the top online black beauty bloggers, and yours truly made the list!
Click here to read it all. I’m in EXCELLENT company with some of my favorite beauties in the biz. Julia from All About the Pretty. Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty. Erin Scandalous of Scandalous Beauty! So proud of us gals. I also gotta say I think a few other black beauty bloggers should have also been included — Lianne the Makeup Girl, Nichelle of 55 Secret Street, and Brittany of Clumps of Mascara come most immediately to mind, and I know I’m forgetting to mention quite a few others… so I’m hoping Essence continues to show us beauty bloggers love! It’s our time to shine!
Thank you all for allowing me to share, to grow, and to follow my dreams! I’m gonna close out this week with a special giveaway to celebrate!