Talking About The Reelworld Film Festival With Tonya Williams

I literally got an email less than a week ago asking if I was available to speak about the Reelworld film festival with its founder, Executive and Artistic Director, Tonya Williams. Of course I said I’d do it!   Spreading the word about the festival is something that I am more than happy to do, as it…

Ruby Ibarra: Brown Girls Rap Too!

What do you get when you add a dash of Filipino flavour, a taste of the Bay area, and some thought provoking lyrics? You get hip hop emcee, Ruby Ibarra.   Ruby Ibarra is a young rap artist that hails from the Philippines, and who currently resides in California.   Real talk – one of…

Stachen Frederick: Educates Through BrAIDS for AIDS

Did you know that something as simple as getting your hair braided could help promote AIDS awareness? Yes, it’s that easy.   Earlier this month I had a short but informative chat with Stachen Frederick – the founder of BrAIDS for AIDS, and she was more than eager to speak with me about her charitable…

My Italian Vacay 2018

Would you believe me if I told you that it’s been 4 years since my last vacation? No, seriously. Sadly, over the past 4 years there have been a few obstacles that made it impossible for me to take a vacation. From taking care of a loved one after an operation, quitting a mentally destructive…

Featured Blogger: Jamila Kyari

As a writer and blogger who relishes in discovering new things as well as exposing local talent, I was happy when an email from Jamila Kyari reached my inbox.   Jamila contacted me to tell me that she’s a fellow Canadian blogger who works in the Communication industry, and who also enjoys reading Words With…

Morgan O. Smith: Talks About Meditation & His Spiritual Awakening

Ever have an intense feeling that you needed to connect with someone that you barely knew, who probably didn’t even know YOU existed? Sounds weird, right? I know.   That’s how I felt about reaching out to Morgan O. Smith. I don’t know him personally, but something kept telling me, “You need to speak to…

Nneka Elliott: From News Reporter to Lifestyle Entrepreneur

As you can tell by the number of phenomenal people that have graced my 4-year-old blog (Yes, Words With Michelle turns 4 tomorrow – woo hoo!), I am genuinely in awe of people who fearlessly follow their dreams and path – no matter what.   In 2016, Nneka Elliott, a well-known media personality and news…

Karen M. Lowe: Wants You To Go After Your Dreams!

Have you ever wanted to start your own business but felt scared? Overwhelmed? Confused? Or, are you a budding entrepreneur who would like to take your business to the next level?   I suggest you to talk with Karen M. Lowe!   Karen M. Lowe is the CEO of Epigram Consulting – a business consulting…

Kofi Frempong: Creating Positive Black Images

Creating and presenting positive black imagery is so essential – more so than ever today. Judging from the major fail from that retail store that shall remain nameless (they do not deserve to have their name mentioned on my blog!), I think it’s crucial that we see ourselves and represent ourselves in the most uplifting…

2017: Year In Review

The past 365 days has been anything but average. It’s been one of those years that I couldn’t possibly forget. It wasn’t just events that happened to me personally, a lot had to do with the social climate and the overall dark tone of the year. I have never in all my life witnessed such…

Makini Smith: Author, Speaker & Loving Mom

I didn’t have the chance to meet with Makini Smith face to face for this interview, but we did actually meet briefly 2 years ago. We were both in attendance at the #HowSheHustles pop up market – I was hanging with a friend, who also happens to be a friend of Makini’s. My friend discretely…

Jae Cabrera does #1songadayfor2017

I love watching people work on their hustle – grinding and putting in the effort. This is why I am happy to feature singer, Jae Cabrera.   I have watched him over the past few months perform songs – original and cover songs, on his Instagram account, where he proudly displays his hashtag #1songadayfor2017. It…