Full disclosure, I am a White, Jewish woman. I can not and will not try to speak to how my Black friends and colleagues are feeling during this time… and frankly how they feel every day. There are no right words, and I understand that I will never understand. But, I can give a platform to our community of diverse voices.
I’ve had the privilege of being the primary contact (and I hope, friend) to our community for over a year. I recently asked our #BlogHer Creators Facebook group, a united force of bloggers, entrepreneurs, content creators, influencers, businesswomen, and bad-ass people, to join me in acknowledging the resilient, inspiring Black women who are members. I’m humbled to be able to interact with these women every day, and proud to share a little about them below. I encourage you to explore their websites and social media accounts, take a look into their businesses, goals, and dreams, and then follow and support their journeys.
Together, we are stronger.
LaToi storr (Toi) of Toitimeblog
Latoi Storr is a member of our SHE Media Partner Network, and a lifestyle blogger who believes “all women can dust themselves off and try anything at any time.” Her recent post, “How is it Going?” shares Toi’s unfiltered emotions about being the mother of a black son. Visit ToiTime.org to read more and follow Toi on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Ariel Wineburg Felton of The Bougie Girl Chronicles
Delivering the most useful and insightful information in an “up close and personal” format, Signature Bride is a multi-platform luxury wedding brand that fills an unmet need for affluent Black brides and grooms within the $300 Billion global wedding industry.
Being innovative in all media, Signature Bride looks at the world and its readers lives in a way that speaks directly to them. Signature Bride is the only bridal lifestyle brand dedicated to reflecting and empowering Black couples and their lives as they come together as husband and wife.
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Jewel Hazelton of After Sunday Dinner
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Jewel Hazelton is a seasoned digital marketing expert and lifestyle blogger. Jewel wants her blog to be “a destination and a community where everyone is welcomed to the table to join in on the conversation.” Visit Jewel at AfterSundayDinner.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
Denise Murray Niecyisms
Denise Murray is a Consumer Journalist with a background in Early Childhood Education. With more than ten years of experience as a content creator, Denise has written for industry leaders, including Kaplan and Huffington Post. She’s established a solid following based upon the topics of green living, family life and style, parenting, education, and healthy lifestyles. Consider reading Denise’s blog, Niecyisms.com, and following Denise on Facebook and Instagram.
Krystal Henry of Around The Way Mom
Krystal Henry is a Mom Blogger living in Baltimore, Maryland. Krystal enjoys family fun with her husband and son, dining out, and listening to music, meeting new moms, and maintaining her self-care. Enjoy Krystal’s takes on her blog, AroundTheWayMom.com, and follow Krystal on Instagram and Twitter.
Kinya Claiborne of Style & Society Magazine
Kinya Claiborne is a style influencer and the Editor-in-Chief of Style & Society Magazine. She launched the Los Angeles-based online publication as a platform to celebrate the best of entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, travel, food and red carpet events globally. Stay stylish with Kinya on her website, StyleAndSociety.com and follow her on Instagram.
Stephanita Gravalese of stephanita eats
Stephanita Gravalese is a food writer, photographer and marketing consultant. She has been working in different areas of food and travel for over a decade, primarily interested in the intersection of food, pride of place, and entrepreneurship. She is based in upstate New York, and the best way to support her is to sign up for her email list via her website, Stephanita.com. You can also follow Stephanita’s food for thought on Instagram.
Terri Huggins of terrific words
Terri Huggins is a freelance journalist and runs a motivational lifestyle blog with an emphasis on personal finance. Did I mention she’s also a fan of wine and dancing? Find out why you should absolutely hire Terri at TerrificWords.com and follow her on Instagram.
Christina Jones of Christina Jones Blog
Christina Jones is a mom of two and a photographer based in Florida. Christina hopes to connect with other moms who love photography and will share their experiences as well. Join the fun at ChristinaJonesBlog.com and follow Christina on Instagram.
Malikah Kelly of Malikah Kelly
Over the course of the past five years, Malikah Kelly has held various cross-functional roles for contemporary and luxury brands including Iconix, Steve Madden, and Sergio Rossi. In these roles, she was dedicated to developing worldwide eCommerce and digital strategies, building business relationships with key wholesale partners, and strengthening brand presence and perception with consumers. Join the marketing manager and fashion influencer on her website, MalikahKelly.com and follow Malikah on Instagram.
Sherita Rankins of Busy Wife Busy Life
All true BlogHer fans will know Sherita Rankins from our recent Instagram Live and from #BlogHer19 Biz. She created her website, Busy Wife Busy Life, to inspire women to be effortlessly stylish, travel more, make smart money decisions, and live their best lives. Sherita is a Brooklyn based personal finance and lifestyle blogger, as well as a member of our SHE Media Partner Network. Connect with Sherita at BusyWifeBusyLife.com and follow her on Instagram.
Evolyn Brooks of In My Solitude LA
Evolyn Brooks is a reiki practitioner, mindfulness coach, award-winning television producer, journalist and author. She is also the founder of In My Solitude LA, a self-care company designed to help women create supportive intentions and life goals through mindfulness, yoga, reiki, meditation, wellness goods and experiential events. You can find the breast cancer survivor, thriver and host of the podcast, Built By A Boss at InMySolitudela.com and on Instagram at @evolynbrooksmack and @inmysolitudela.
Her Story created her blog, 14HerStory.com, with the intention to raise awareness, inspire, and share with authenticity. She has also created a literary blog BrainsBooksBeauty.com Her Story is looking for guidance on how to grow her platform, so feel free to connect with her!
Florence Williams of the blended beauty
Florence Williams is a digital content creator in the wellness and beauty space. She advocates for black-owned and WOC businesses. If you have a brand, she would love to promote you! She is also a social media coach and helps influencers and bloggers by providing actionable tips for result-oriented pitching, community development, and engagement. Get in touch with Florence on her Instagram.
Ky Jade of Jade Creative Media
Ky Jade is a fashion blogger on a mission to dress effortlessly chic and express her personal style. She started her blog as a creative outlet to showcase her love of fashion. By sharing her personal style, she hopes to inspire others to dress to express and feel good about themselves! This week, Ky launched her digital design studio, Jade Creative Media, to help cultivate a visual identity that resonates with your personal or professional brand. Follow Ky on Instagram and consider Jade Creative media when you’re looking for a partner on marketing materials!
Christina Elizabeth of Mrs. of the Home
Christina Elizabeth is a housewife and blogger at MrsOfTheHome.com. She is also an online shopping boutique owner at MrsOfTheHomeClothing.com, launching this week! #ShopSmall. Her online stop will offer elegant items for those who want to look good while at home… or just out and about running errands! Enjoy Christina’s style inspiration on Instagram.
Trease Shine Hinton of Scrivener Shine Edits
Trease Shine Hinton is a entrepreneur, writer, editor, and OG #BlogHer contributor! Currently, she edit content for online platforms on a “volunteer” basis to help develop writers and their skills. Trease will “always be a writer at heart” and can create any kind of content. Lean more about how Trease can create content for your site and follow her on Instagram.
Ashantis Jones of I Am Ashantis Blog
If you want to focus on self-love, Ashantis is your girl! She is completing her masters in counseling and working towards her personal training certification. Her goal is to be able to provide a more holistic sense of self to folks that follow her. Keep in touch with Ashantis on Instagram!
Tameka Thomas Marshall of Tam Talk’s
Tameka Thomas Marshall’s content is positive, motivational and informative. She REALLY enjoys talking with people from different walks of life. She has a YouTube talk show called Tam Talk’s, which she uses to conduct interviews and create voice overs. Check out her latest interview with our CEO Samantha Skey below, and soak in Tameka’s fantastic outlook on life on Instagram!
Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams of The Domestic Lifestylist
Dr. Lisa Lesile-Williams is a pharmacist turned wellpreneur and content creator in the health and wellness space. Through her posts and videos, she makes healthy living approachable and fun. Her goal is always to empower others to write their own prescriptions for health and wellness through whole foods and whole living. You can sign up for her free e-cookbook and join her community. You can also follow Lisa on Instagram!
Jenee Darden of cocoafly
Jenee Darden is a public radio journalist, author, and speaker in the Bay Area. Janee brings a fresh voice to stories and commentary on women, mental health, arts, entertainment, race, sex and wellness. You can list to all Janee’s stories on KALW. You can find her tweeting about the uprisings and other issues @cocoafly. Be sure to check out Jenee’s blog, Coco Fly, and on Instagram.
Shaakira Nobles of Notably Grey
Shaakira Nobles aims to inspire others to be notable by doing what they love! Shaakira the founder and influencer behind Notably Grey, a fashion and lifestyle blog inspired by her New York roots. Let Notably Grey inspire you, and follow Shaakira on Instagram!
Kamryn Adams of SHINETYC
Kamryn Adams is a faith & lifestyle blogger, author, and freelance writer who encourages positive living on purpose! Along with hosting a podcast, her books, articles, and media content align with her mission to help people live satisfying and purposeful lives. As a conference speaker, she has been called “witty” and “refreshingly honest” while inspiring audiences to achieve success without compromising their values. We’ll certainly be reading up on ShineTYC.com and following Kamryn on Instagram!
Natasha Eubanks of The YBF
Young, Black and Fabulous is one of the hottest black celebrity gossip sites on the net. Natasha E. is the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of the website. THE YBF is the product of her obsession with all that is Hollywood and celebrity. Keep up with Natasha and her #OnBrand FABULOUS make-up selfies on her Instagram, and follow THE YBF there too, while you’re at it.
Asia of I Rock Gems
Asia is a jewelry blogger and friend to all! She has worked in the fine jewelry industry for over 15 years, helping fabulous everyday people sparkle and shine. Get your glam on with Asia by following her on Instagram at @irockgems.
Tayo Oredola of Low Carb Africa
Tayo Oredola is a Nigerian-American living in Austin, and the food photographer, recipe developer, and writer behind Low Carb Africa. She blogs about African-inspired keto and low carb dishes and educates others on how to live and eat healthier. She created her blog out of the need to keep enjoying her spicy African dishes on a low carb diet, which was a tremendous struggle for her in the beginning. Try out some of Tayo’s delicious and nutritious recipes and follow her on Instagram at @lowcarbafrica.
Kira Elle West of ByKwest
Kira Elle West is a blogger who’s excited to share her wellness journey hoping that others will feel inspired to define what wellness means to them. She is also the Creator in Chief of ByKwest, a travel-inspired jewelry collection fit for an active lifestyle. The gorgeous pieces will launch in early August, so be sure to follow Kira on Instagram at @bykwest and @madebykwest and visit her website for updates!
Maureen Henriquez Jones of moLife
Maureen Henriquez Jones became a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to help children find their voice and use their words. Little did she know becoming an SLP would end up helping her find her voice. Now a newbie blogger, Maureen wishes to use her platform to inspire other women and help them find their public speaking forum using SLP strategies and a positive mindset. Get out of your comfort zone and leap with Maureen through her blog, moLife. Plus, following Maureen on Instagram at @molifeblog!
I understand that there is more we can do right now to demand justice, but I hope this small step of acknowledging great women of color with powerful platforms can bring about some awareness, peace, and kindness. Visit our sisters at SheKnows for 4 things you can do right now to demand justice for George Floyd.