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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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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Miranda Smyre, Digital Sales Planner

My name is Miranda Smyre and I’m a Digital Sales Planner for Juice Mobile. I’m African-American. I’m a Black American woman. Everyone always asks me “What are you mixed with?” “Are you Latina, are you Hawaiian?” I’ve gotten Caribbean, too. They’re always like, “You’re not all the way Black, and I’m like “Yeah, I am”.…

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Mecca Moore, Creator of Pynk Magazine

My name is Mecca Moore and I am Black American woman. Like, a regular Black girl! It’s so funny because [I’ll hear] a lot of people always trying to say, “I’m part this or I’m part that.” No. I’m a good ole’ Black girl. My family is from the South, mostly in North Carolina and…

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Renae Bluitt, Creator of In Her Shoes Blog

“My name is Renae Bluitt. I am the founder of Crush Media, which is a Brooklyn-based beauty PR consultancy and I am the creator of In Her Shoes blog. In Her Shoes is a blog that I created six years ago, that’s all about celebrating what I call “fly female entrepreneurs.” I started In Her…

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Mabel Martinez, Editorial Assistant, Glam Belleza Latina

I don’t want it to be like “She’s Latina, she’s pretty, let’s put her here”. Like, no. ON HER ETHNICITY I’m Dominican, born and raised in the Bronx! I grew up with my mom while my dad was living in the Dominican Republic. He came back into my life by the time I was finishing high school. We…

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Pretty Period

That Time I Was Featured on Pretty Period. Dr. Yaba. Blay. Know the name. Remember it. Recite it. No, but seriously. Meeting this woman was beyond one of the most impactful times of my life. Her sincere focus on reminding Black, brown skin and dark skin women that we are not “pretty for brown/dark girls”,…

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