We are thrilled to chat with writer and style insider, Tia Williams. For 15 years, Tia was a magazine beauty editor and created one of the first style blogs, the award-winning Shake Your Beauty. She’s the best-selling author of The Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series, and co-writer of Iman’s The Beauty of Color. Her latest novel, The Perfect Find, was an instant bestseller and won Best Fiction at the 2016 African American Literary Awards. We talked with Tia about her writing process, best beauty finds and how to literally write your own story.
She's an attorney, speaker, photographer, author, and leadership coach. And yet Karen Walrond still finds time to be the creative mind behind the award-winning website, Chookooloonks. We were honored to have our friend and Island Sistren chat with us about the beauty of different, why adventure is important to thriving in life, and why she will never get enough of British actor Martin Freeman.
We're back at it again with another Nsquared episode. This time, we chop it up about how to know your worth and ask for what you want in your career. Plus, we give our take on the recent spate of brands behaving badly (we're lookin' at you, Pepsi + United Airlines), and send up an airhorn salute to a powerhouse woman who is working hard to amplify women's stories in a big way. Have a listen!
We're excited to talk with Patrice Grell Yursik, a.k.a. Afrobella! Patrice created her wildly popular blog Afrobella.com in 2006, featuring inspiring, in depth information about natural hair, skincare, makeup, travel, and lifestyle. Patrice is one of WWD's 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market. Yep. The woman is major. (And you'll never guess who her fave celeb crush is. But we approve!) [Photo by Chuck Olu-Alabi]
We're celebrating motherhood and our own lovely mum on what was her 70th birthday celebration in Las Vegas. On this episode, we tackled some heavier topics such as postpartum depression, the weight of motherhood, and the need for more compassion and community for mothers across the board. Plus, on the lighter side, we have a special airhorn salute in store. Listen in!
We're excited to be talking with Glory Edim, the founder of Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG), a Brooklyn-based book club and online platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature & sisterhood. Of course we talk books, but we also chat about how to tackle the lame "what do you do?" question at parties, and the power of community. Plus, why a mean plate of spaghetti is the way to Glory's heart.
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What do canned pineapples, blazers and Miami Vice have to do with each other? They're all big parts of Nicole + Nailah's individual transition stories. We're talking all things transitions in today's episode and examining the experiences and ideas that brought us to the point we are now. Plus, we chat a bit about the Oscars fiasco and our admiration for Teen Vogue.
We’re chatting with Margaret Jacobsen, a mom, writer, activist, social justice warrior, and one of the organizers of the Women’s March in Portland, Oregon. We get into Black Feminism/Womanism and intersectionality, the rise in activism, and the one book Margaret would have with her on a deserted island.
Welcome to our world! It's fun here. Trust. We laugh, we listen, we learn, and we chop it up. Both of us have always wanted a job where we just chat with people. Well, this be it! So, slide over, Mother Oprah because The Blades Sisters are here.