Ask Afrobella — Little Girls, Natural Hair, and Summertime Swimming!

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I’m ashamed to even acknowledge the last time I wrote an Ask Afrobella, and I’ve let the questions stack up. Let me get back down to work with a fresh new post for you! When I was a little girl, I was afraid of swimming. Not many of my family members are swimmers, and after […]

Today is No Shame Day

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Bellas, allow me to introduce you to my friend Bassey Ikpi. She is an AMAZING woman. Super smart, super funny, brave and outspoken and fabulous and SO talented. You might remember her from Teen Summit back in the day, or Def Poetry Jam, where she set the stage ablaze with her soul stirring words. Bassey […]

Afrobella in the New York Times

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Well there’s a post headline I’ve been wanting to write since I started this blog! It took me like two days to fully absorb that this HAPPENED. One of those dreams you don’t think will come true…until it DOES. That’s me, in the fashion section of NYTimes.com! With a dope photo from my QVC lookbook, […]

Love You Forever, Erica.

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I didn’t sleep well last night. And when I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was lie in my bed and let tears just trickle out of my eyes. Yesterday I learned that Erica Kennedy is no longer with us. She was a best selling author of Bling and Feminista, inspiring and […]

On Dealing With Disappointment

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A friend I care about very much hit me up recently. She had been promised an amazing opportunity, the kind of thing she was aching to do to further herself personally and professionally. And then at the last minute, the opportunity fell through. “I’m trying not to cry at my desk,” she admitted. I knew […]

First Time at the Dermatologist — Learning About Skin Cancer and More

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When it comes to caring for the rest of my body, I’m quick to go to the doctor. In my life I’ve seen quite a few doctors and quite a few specialists, even. But when it comes to caring for my skin — the body’s largest organ, dontcha know — my ways of dealing with […]

Pinterest and the Power of Style Inspiration

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I have so much admiration for the style bloggers at the top of their game. I’m talking about Gabifresh and Style Pantry, Karen of Where Did U Get That and Eileen of Miss Whoever You Are. Girl With Curves and Marie Denee The Curvy Fashionista. Nicolette Mason and Le Blog de Big Beauty. ChiTown Fashionista […]