I love what I do, and I love spreading the word about natural beauty! Recently I’ve had some awesome opportunities, and have been interviewed by and featured in some truly amazing ways online. Please allow me to share with you!


A while back I was contacted by the folks at WowOWow.com with a specific beauty question. What is the biggest beauty mistake the over-40-year-old woman makes?

I just turned 30, so my own style identity is evolving from twenty-something, I-still-see-clothes-I-like-in-the-juniors-section sneakers-and-jeans-to-every-occasion into something more toned down and true to my life experience. So how could I answer this question? I spoke to all the women in my life who are over 40, before formulating a response. Click here to read my answer. I think I did them all proud.


Anyone who knows me knows that I love clothes. I love shopping, I love pretty things and just because I am full figured doesn’t mean that I’m not a fashionista. So when the Silhouettes blog wanted to interview me about plus size fashion I was SO! EXCITED!

Click here to read my interview which is all about being plus sized my whole life, and the kinds of fashion that we women of size DESERVE.

The Silhouettes Style blog is written by the fabulous Sarah of StyleIt — she is giving me pure LIFE and so much fashion inspiration with her On the Plus Size feature. Two snaps in a circle for Sarah, and for Silhouettes!


As a strong believe in blog sister love, it was an honor and joy to interview Curly Nikki recently. And it was wonderful to be interviewed back! Curly Nikki recently featured yours truly on her blog, in an interview all about natural hair, my current favorite products, and what the future holds for me. Click here to read it, and click here to support Curly Nikki’s next big move — she’s blogging for Tyra, y’all!

Writing is my main avenue of expression, but of late I’ve been seriously missing being a contributor to radio programs. RIP News and Notes! There still isn’t another program that fills the void. Lately I’ve been lucky enough to participate in some awesome radio interviews.


It began with a special AOL Black Voices podcast on Good Hair. It was fascinating to hear our varied perspectives, and I look forward to participating in future AOL Black Voices podcasts!

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The Good Hair discussion continued when I was asked to be on one of my favorite radio programs — Cocoa Mode with Shawna Renee. And even better, the other guest on the show was my girl Deanna Sutton from Clutch! It was a great show and I’m happy to be part of the extended Cocoa Mode family. Call me anytime, Shawna!

And just last night I was honored to be a guest on Womanist Musings on Blog Talk Radio. Wanna hear the show? Click here to listen to the broadcast, which featured myself, the bloggers of Womanist Musings, and professional stylist Shaha, who blogs at Natty Locs by Shaha. Show these bellas some love!

2009 has been a brilliant and blessed year. I can’t wait to see what 2010 brings!

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BritB says:
November 9, 2009, 7:33 pm
g'on girl!
Kweenie says:
November 9, 2009, 9:40 pm
Lots going on! That move from Miami to Chicago truly was meant to be! :)
Lady Kinnks says:
November 9, 2009, 11:00 pm
big things!! Congratulations!! I enjoy checking your page! :o)
LBell says:
November 10, 2009, 10:26 am
You GO lady! Re being over 40: Lemme tell you...if you don't already have a man, or you have a poor self-image, living in a college town is not easy! I thank God I'm not trying to compete with these little girls. Now I admit I wear jeans almost every day and will probably do so until I can't wear them no more...but I save sloppy T-shirts, sweats and sneakers for the gym. My big goal is to lose the weight I've gained since moving here. Health brings confidence, and confidence brings sexy!
pets says:
November 10, 2009, 2:09 pm
A quality website and interesting blogger calls attention it itself whether in Miami or Timbuktu. Keep producing quality work Bella and your name & your blog's will get out there.
Kimmoy says:
November 11, 2009, 10:18 pm
Congratulations! I'm proud of you. Big up to the West Indian, curvy, natural hair women doing their thang and making their voices/point of view heard! :)
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