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…

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…

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…

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…

Richard Cazeau: From MuchMoreMusic to Cultural Curator

Not sure if it’s because my birthday is quickly approaching, but I’ve been feeling kinda nostalgic lately – thinking back to the things that I enjoyed when I was younger.   One of the things that came to mind was watching music videos. I can recall when MuchMusic was the ONLY place to watch videos….

#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…

Will I Find My Mr. Right Online?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin *I originally wrote this article in March 2015 and it appeared on cocomagazine.com       As you may have deduced from the title, I’m a single girl. For the past couple of years I was cool with being single, but lately I’ve come to the point where my single…

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…

Amanda Hamer: Sous Chef, Foodie & Donut Lady

Although my heart and soul belongs to writing, I have another love. I love and appreciate good food (my co-workers would undeniably agree with this statement!). One of my not-so guiltiest pleasures is donuts.   My love for them goes soooo deep that I used to binge watch episodes of Donut Showdown – a program…