Afrobella at SXSW 2013. My First SXSW!

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Of all of the conferences that bloggers go to and talk about, SXSW is the one with the biggest reputation for FUN. A mashup of interactivity, technology, music and film in the heat of Austin, TX – fueled by free alcoholic beverages, random performances and pop-ups and tacos? I’ve wanted to go for YEARS. And […]

Philly, University of Pennsylvania, and The Politics of Black Hair Symposium

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My travels seem to never end, and I wind up going to some truly amazing places and participating in incredible events! Today I’m on my way to Philadelphia, one of my favorite cities for good food and culture! I’ll be on campus at University of Pennsylvania, participating in a prestigious academic symposium that I am […]

My Target Inner Circle Essence Black Women in Hollywood Experience

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  The closest thing I can compare this feeling to, is the end of the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy re-awakens in her bed in the black and white world of Kansas. She opens her eyes and sees the people she remembers from Oz, and says “…it wasn’t a dream. It was a place. And […]

P&G Beauty on the Red Carpet! GRAMMY Glam + Janelle Monae’s Makeup and Nails!

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  Bellas, last night was SO MUCH FUN! Thank you all for joining into the @PGBeauty Style United GRAMMY Glam Twitter party with me – together with Galtime and The Makeup Girl, we were trending! WOW!   SO major. Thank you all for joining and congrats to the Twitter giveaway winners! I absolutely loved the […]

Join Me For the Style United P&G Beauty GRAMMY Glam Twitter Party!

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Of all of the shows of awards season, I’d say the GRAMMY Awards are my favorite – and this is coming from someone who’s been on the Academy Awards red carpet! What makes the GRAMMYs my favorite? There’s something about musicians and fashion that just equals magic. I love seeing my favorite singers get all dolled […]

What My New Media Expo Experience Taught Me

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One of the things I’m learning about blogging as a career – there is no set road ahead of you. Many of us are figuring things out as we go along and finding opportunities in unexpected places. Take for example, my recent trip to Las Vegas. I was brought to Vegas to speak at the […]

I’m Speaking at Blogworld’s New Media Expo! Vegas, Here I Come

Hey there! It’s the first week of this bright, shiny, brand new year and already I’m writing to you from an airplane. I’m on the way to Las Vegas, where I’ll be speaking at Blogworld’s New Media Expo! My session is on Tuesday morning and it’s titled How To Actually Grow A BIG Brand And […]