writer. digital content guru. editor in chief.
c-suite whisperer. executive producer. showrunner. screenwriter. cultural commentator. trend spotter. style watcher. interiors obsessor. maker. entrepreneur. feminist. lover. mother of sons. global citizen.
my old speaker reel.
As EIC, I lead the style and beauty team on all feature and cover shoots. (I also wrote this story on Wendy Williams.)
Kendrick has a very specific, chic sense of style. We shot him for our Black music month cover.
I tell more than I should about the great and terrible Honey story on the Longform podcast. Still my most prideful work. Unquestionably the prequel to today's #blackgirlmagic. Honey is legend.
Wrote this in '03. Her very first ESSENCE cover. True story, for the interview, B came over to my house. A woman on my block did a double take but thought to herself, "nah." Beyonce and I sat on my floor, ate jerk chicken that fell off the bones and talked about life for hours.
I was part of the creation of the first diversity group Hearst Magazines instituted. I was senior editor of Cosmogirl for four years. The only African American editor on the team. This is my piece. Note: I fought against this headline and lost.
The mural (in-progress here) that I commissioned for the CASSIUS "Last Supper" launch 2017. The individuals depicted represent several generations of unapologetic Black thought. Find your fave.
I became known for a maverick approach to visual storytelling both in print and online-- and for centering the work of journalists covering the Ferguson uprisings and the inception of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In February 2020, Solange Knowles received the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact. I was head writer and showrunner for this live production pilot. It was a magical night with Common, Questlove + many others.
The EBONY Cosby Show cover was quite controversial.
promoting the launch of CASSIUS.
had I really made it by 2012?
from a soon-to-be doc about hip hop journalist pioneers. check out the dope mc kamilah white.