Selina Carrera, Musician

The beautiful and talented Selina Carerra and I spoke a year ago. This long, overdue interview took me days to cut down, because Selina offered nothing but gems about being a baddass woman of color. You have no idea how hard it was to edit her inspiring words. I truly hope you can pull the…

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Kathleen Delva, Senior Account Exec. Manager

My name is Kathleen Delva and I am a Senior Account Executive Manager. I handle public relations and special events. I am a Haitian-American, who speaks broken Creole, but understands it fluently [Laughs]! You can speak to me in Creole, and I’ll understand everything. But I’ll answer you back in English. I need to do better.…

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How I Finally Mastered Blue Eye Shadow

It’s been one of the most taboo throwback makeup looks that so many women are still afraid to bring back. Blue eye shadow. I still kind of cringed at the thought of it, remembering Christina Aguilera’s blue shadow disaster, circa those terrible blonde cornrows in 2001. Icy blue eyes were slapped on every teenage pop…

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Syreeta Martin, Blogger, SincerelySyreeta.com

My name is Syreeta Martin, freelance journalist and creator SincerelySyreeta.com, a blog dedicated to motivating others to Empathize, Empower, and Evolve! Beauty has always been something that starts internally for me; that probably has a lot to do with my mom and the way that she raised my sister and I. We were taught that while…

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Mercy Chikowore, Communications Manager, Badass African

My name is Mercy Chikowore. I’m 30 years old and I’m a communications manager/writer/badass/African. [Laughing] It’s an occupation! It takes a lot of hard work being an African. I do the bare minimum when it comes to skincare because I had a really bad reaction to a moisturizer 4 years ago. I ended up with…

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