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…

Like TrapSoul? Like Yoga? Read This

I have never taken a yoga class in my life. I’m serious…..I have done some stretching exercises via YouTube videos, but I haven’t taken a formal class. I’m not opposed to it or anything; I just found it a little too slow paced for me.   But when I heard of TrapSoul yoga (trap music…

Zahra Siddiqui: Spotlights The Invisible Majority

After a long day at work and surviving on almost no sleep for 2 days, I made my way to The Common – a Bloor street café in Toronto, to meet the infinitely talented photographer, Zahra Siddiqui.   Truth be told, I was legit nervous to meet her. I’ve been a fan for a while;…

Toronto Events: Afrodelik Comic Book Launch

Desiree Marshall (aka Dezi) and I go way back. Okay, not way, way back, but I’ve known her for at a little over 10 years. I met the diminutive entrepreneur over a decade ago at a natural hair show where she debuted her clothing line Afrodelik. Taken by her unique and funky pieces, I did…

#HerstoryinBlack: A Document Of 150 Phenomenal Black Women – Part 1

When Emily Mills – founder and CEO of #HowSheHustles, contacted me early on this year and asked if I would assist her with a project she was organizing…ummm, I didn’t really need to think twice about it. All I asked was, “when and where?”   When I received her email, Ms. Mills shared with me that she…

Black History Month Pop Up Market

Throughout the year, I like to attend events that are in support of black contributions, but I make an extra special effort to attend during Black History month.   It was suggested that I attend the Black Owned: Black History Month Pop Up Market by Justice Achampong – Founder of Ananse Clothing, and I took him…

Raoul Juneja: Social Activist & Anti-Bullying Advocate

I want to say a big THANK YOU to Raoul Juneja. Over the years, he has generously connected me with numerous talented people in and out of the city. To say thank you, I wanted to feature him on the blog and speak about the charitable work that he is involved in.   If Raoul…

Events: Connecting With Writers, Authors & Bloggers

November has been creativity overload for me. I was fortunate enough to attend two fantastic events that allowed me to connect with writers, authors and bloggers. Here’s a bit about what they were about.     Black Bloggers United Power Hour, November 19, 2016   Although this event took place on a cold, windy, rainy Saturday…

5 quick questions with media expert Camille Dundas

Being a person of colour, it’s really important for me to be able to see the contributions made by people that look just like me in the media. Be it in the world of business, medicine, or arts and entertainment – I want the opportunity to see positive images of black people. Lord knows we…

Lisa Michelle: Singer, Songwriter & Stage Performer

    * My interview with Lisa Michelle was previously posted in 2013.   I first met Lisa Michelle when she sat in on my interview with rapper and producer Solitar. She seemed more than willing join in on our “off the record” discussions.  I knew from then that she deserved an actual sit down interview.  She…