Allow me to get personal for a moment. Today has been an emotional rollercoaster.
Between worrying about assignments I’m behind on, deadlines I’m drowning in, and finding an affordable, comfortable place to stay in New York for Fashion Week – it’s all been killing my joie de vivre.
But this morning I woke up to AMAZING news. Yours truly has been included on a most impressive list, calculated by the folks at Black Web 2.0. I’m #80 on the list of the 100 Most Powerful Black Women on Twitter!
I know! I can’t even believe it myself. There I am, right behind India Arie, Tichina Arnold, Soledad O’Brien, and Queen Latifah. Whaaaaaat???
Judging from some of the response I’ve seen on Twitter, not everyone is happy about this list. In fact, some people are mad. But the results were tabulated using Klout and Twittergrader, so it’s not like the results came from anyone with a bias or agenda. Which explains the celebrity-heavy top half of the list – like it or not, these are women who have a tremendous number of followers and online influence.
All jokes aside, I am honored and delighted to be included with so many amazing women, including my friends and inspirations @AngelOnFire, @FaraiChideya @danamo, @bevysmith @MissJia @kimcoles @jodywatley @necolebitchie and @sistertoldja – I’m in excellent company with you!
(the Brown Twitter Bird came via InnyVinny‘s amazing site and was discovered via @BabylonSista by @thatladyj!)