Flyy Girl Friday

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Char Reynolds

Happy Flyy Girl Feature Friday Mofros!

I am so happy to present to you another, Fabulous Brown Blogger Beauty, whose personality definitely makes bringing you features on them, that much more fun for me. I get a chance to find new bloggers to follow and befriend and that’s cool for me as much as I hope it is for each of you!

Today’s Flyy Girl Feature has a blog that not only gives you the curvy layout of Plus Size fashion, but fun, engaging stories of real life experiences.

I love Optimistic Women.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ms.Char Reynolds

Please introduce yourself to the readers:Charnoglasses

Char Reynolds, NYC (by way of Louisiana)

Tell us about your blog; Evolution of a Fat Fashionista
Evolution of a Fat Fashionista is a fashion, body image, and beauty blog. It’s pretty much an extension of my personality: a mix of nail polish, pretty shoes, and learning how to love the skin I’m in.
 
Why did you begin blogging?
 I am getting back into the blogging game after taking a break from my other (now closed) blog, Hyde and Seek. There, I focused more on just body image issues and fat acceptance. With Evolution of a Fat Fashionista, I am adding in the fashion and makeup side to my activism, because I am always evolving (pun intended!) and learning that I can be beautiful, fat, and fashionable and these don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I have to have an outlet. Writing has been a way to keep myself sane and focused,and I love being able to either uplift someone or make them laugh with my antics. It’s just been an overall amazing way for me to connect with people, and I love it!
In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
 In one year, I hope to continue to grow my readership and build up my YouTube channel I have connected to the blog.
Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow:Charwglasses
On the fashion side, I’m a huge fan of Gabi of Gabifresh.com. Reading her blog has pushed me to attempt different trends I wouldn’t have tried before. On the beauty side, I love vlogger Missy Lynn (www.youtube.com/user/start2finishmua), she has such wonderful, easy tutorials.
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?
I want people to know…that I was a person. A perfectly flawed person who lived her life learning to love all of herself, and (hopefully) taught others to love themselves too. As they are, because they’re enough. You can wear and eat what you love and love yourself all at once.
Upcoming projects or events:
 Upcoming projects: I love to cook and I am writing a cookbook. I’m going to add some recipes to the blog as part of a new feature starting in September. Look for the cookbook to be out at the beginning of next year!
Make sure to keep up with Char via social media to get heaping eye candy on her fabulous meals and recipe ideas. And don’t forget to stop by her blog and subscribe!  Have a Happy Flyy Girl Feature Friday.
Social Media Links:
Twitter: @Fashion_Amateur (https://twitter.com/Fashion_Amateur)
Instagram: @EvolvingFatshionista (www.instagram.com/evolvingfatshionista)
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Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Carline Dumerline-Folkes

Happy Friday Mofros! I am always excited to bring you new Flyy Girl Features, because everyone has something to offer and it is dope to see how we all are blogging, but each one of us has a unique way of relaying our message to the readers. That is why this Brown Blogger edition of Flyy Girl Feature Friday, has been closer to my heart.

Today’s feature comes from a woman who understands that in order to live our best life, we must first be our best self! Motivating young women between the ages of 11 to 19, this Brown Blogger Beauty knows a thing or two on how to stay motivated, and that is just the way I like it!

So, come along and prepare to meet a woman any young lady would be proud to have as a role model and any woman would love to have as a Sister friend.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Mrs. Carline Dumerline-Folkes

Please introduce yourself to the readers:Carline1
Carline Dumerlin-Folkes, NYC
 
Tell us about your blog, Coach Carli
Coach Carli is a platform where I hope to inspire individuals to become their best selves.
 
Why did you begin blogging?
I began blogging because I wanted to share my experiences with others. I’ve had other blogs in the past, but this one feels right. I know how it feels to want more but not be sure how to get there. I want others to know that they are not alone and that becoming your best self is possible despite your circumstances. I want them to know that they create their own opportunities.
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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
It’s a struggle to dedicate time to blogging because I work full-time and have a family. However, I carve out time because writing is my passion. Writing is one of the things I think of each and every day. I feel at peace when I do it. It just feels right.

 In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging? Carlinequote
One year from now I envision Coach Carli becoming an online space where people can learn how to improve their lives. I want people to feel inspired and empowered by the tools and tips on my blog. 
 
Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow
I love www.herownskin.com and www.manifestyourself.com because their blogs aim to empower women. Plus those women just rock!
 
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?
I want others to know that I am passionate about helping others. I am also relentless when it comes to following my dreams. Ultimately, I want to leave a legacy of accomplishment, love and the pursuit of happiness.
 
Upcoming projects or events 
This fall I am presenting a workshop on ” Vision Boards: Manifesting Your Best Life” for the Women on the Rise NY Expo. I am also releasing a morning motivation book which will help women start their day motivated and empowered.
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Short. Sweet. And to the point! I love it! Make sure you stay connected with Coach Carli to stay updated on her upcoming workshop and her morning motivational book. Every piece of positivity helps!
Social Media:
IG: Coachcarli
Twitter:Coachcarli11
Facebook:Carli Coaches
Pinterest: Coachcarli11
And remember:
Make A Plan
Take Action
Set Up Shop
Go Get It!

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Aliah Davis-McHenry

Happy Friday Mofros!

I am so excited to be back with our beloved Flyy Girl Feature Friday series.

Today is about how one woman took her quest to live a healthier lifestyle and quintessentially embarked on an amazing career path which has opened many doors of opportunity and doors of success.

This Brown Beauty Fit Blogger has everything you need, from exercise tips to monthly recipes and apparel.

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

                                                           Mrs. Aliah Davis-McHenryAliahDavis

Hello! Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Aliah Davis-McHenry, New Jersey

Tell us about your blog, Get Fit Diva:
GET FIT DIVA is a dynamic community for women who want to change their lives and become more active, find their fabulous, and live “balanced”.
Why did you begin blogging?
What started as a blog chronicling my own weight loss and healthy living journey has become a movement for women. No longer do I chase a size or number on the scale but promote being active doing things you love (for me: Zumba, spin, running, and kickboxing), finding your fabulous by traveling, eating right, and feeling your best…but also living balanced. Balance is like a unicorn but finding harmony in all that you do is paramount in your healthy living journey. 
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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I am motivated by my community! I love that I am connecting and helping women around the world make time for themselves to become healthier and happier. This means so much to me. We are ALL on this journey together so providing resources, workouts, and access to experts that offer “real” advice has been incredible.
In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
In the Fall, I am launching an online store with GET FIT DIVA branded merchandise and also hosting local events. I hope that this manifests into women on their journeys finding encouragement online and offline. 
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Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow.
Two of my favorite bloggers…that’s hard! I have so many but I love the ladies behind Brooklyn Active Mama, Losing In The City, Manifest Yourself, Mad Cool Fitness, Curvy Fashionista, Awesomely Luvvie…I am so thankful that there are so many bloggers doing their “thang” and empowering women in many, many ways.
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?
I want to leave behind the legacy of being a great mother who loved hard and a multi-passionate woman that wanted to experience anything and everything this crazy/beautiful life brought her way!
Upcoming projects or events:
Currently, I’m working with Kohl’s on their #MakeYourMove campaign to encourage women and families to be active and eat healthier. I’m also an Ambassador for Katie K Active, Eleven by Venus, Premier Protein, and spokesperson for Adora Calcium. I love working with brands that are doing amazing things for women and families! In the Fall, I am launching branded merchandise and in the upcoming year will host, co-host, and speak at local and national events.
Please be sure to head over to GET FIT DIVA and join Aliah in her quest to motivate and inspire others on living their best life, the healthy way!
Twitter: @thegetfitdiva
Instagram: @getfitdiva 
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Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Ashley Clayton

Welcome back to another fabulous edition of Flyy Girl Feature Friday!

While this blog has tons of fashion sense and advice, it also doesn’t turn a blind eye to the topics of discussion which swirl around us everyday. I like a woman who sets out to accomplish her goals, but also knows it is her duty to share her space as a place for communication and understanding.

Because at the end of the day, yes, blogging can be a selfish job, but it can also be a way to enlighten others and make them aware of what is happening beyond their community and to help give them some clarity with various issues.

So cheers to this Brown Blogger, for her multi-faceted topics and for allowing her readers to step inside her world beyond the fashion

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ms. Ashley Clayton

Please introduce yourself to the readers.AshleyClayton2

Ashley Clayton, Fresno CA

Tell us about your blog, Twe1ve2

Twe1ve2 is a bit of a lifestyle blog and a bit of personal memoir with a splash of my opinions on various topics.

Why did you begin blogging?

When I graduated from college in 2014, I decided that I wanted to go into social media marketing or Public Relations. After applying to countless positions, I was told by a family friend that I did not have a strong online presence. She mentioned to me that this was probably the reason I wasn’t being hired. So I created Twe1ve2 hoping that my blog would help me secure a career in my profession of choice.

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

My friends are my biggest motivators. Their constantly asking me when is my next blog post or what topic I’m looking into writing about. Without all of their support I probably would have given up a long time ago. I tried to blog before and didn’t have the support that I do now. So all of my success in the blogosphere is attributed to them.

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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

A year is a long time…. but I hope to secure a stable following. I also would like to see my blog grow in followers and engagement. However; I hope my blog inspires someone. That someone, somewhere reads a post or finds one of my related social media accounts and is inspired.

Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow.

I happen to know both of my favorite bloggers personally so it’s really exciting that I get to share them with you.

Michael Stover is not only one of the closest people to me but he’s an amazing hip hop blogger that writes for various sites across the internet.

The other happens to be a friend of mine from college, Janae Bryson of Janae Sais Quoi. She writes a fashion/lifestyle blog that I definitely stay up to date with.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?AshleyClaytonblog

I want people to know that words aren’t just words. When I was in college I used to call a ton of people my “best friend” except the people who were really my “best friend”. My overuse of the word caused it to have less power than many people would allow it to have. I want people to feel that way about all words. As a writer I understand that there is power in language, vocabulary, and how you choose to use the two together.

Upcoming projects or events

I have a lot of upcoming projects towards the end of the summer. I plan on making the move to a self-hosted website. So I’ll be over at Twe1ve2.com which is really exciting for me. I also plan on reviewing a couple of music festival and working with a few brands on blog posts once I make the switch.

The biggest out of all of my projects though is the hosting switch. Once I make the switch I plan on having a giveaway to celebrate it. I won’t say what the prizes are but I happen to be a big fan of Chipotle.

AshleyClayton1Make sure you check out more of what is in store for Ashley on her blog, Twe1ve, and follow to stay up-to-date with her upcoming site move! Best of success to her!

Remember,

Make A Plan

Take Action

Set Up Shop

Go Get It

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Alicia Nicholls

Happy Flyy Girl Friday Mofros!!!

Splendid.

Simply Splendid.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Miss [ah.lee.see.ah]

Please introduce yourself to the readers:AliciaNichollsFace
Alicia, Brooklyn, NY
Tell us about your blog, NEONFOX
Personal style and lifestyle blog that features topics from beauty to fashion inspiration.  
 Why did you begin blogging?
I began blogging because I was always interested in having a creative outlet that showcased my personal style and I wanted to share that with the world.
 What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I love interacting with my readers and creating content on topics that interest me that may interest others.
 In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
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A full-time blogging career that allows me to travel and work alongside with other creatives.
Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow.
Rumi Neely of fashiontoast.com and Ashley Glorioso of pursenboots.blogspot.com
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?
I never really thought of that. It’s not something that I have discovered yet, I suppose. 
Upcoming projects or events:
I am opening a blog shop very soon that will be catered to my readers.AliciaNicholls3
Make sure to keep up with Alicia via http://www.neon-fox.com, she is truly an amazing fashionista.AliciaNicholls1

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Britteny McZeal

Honey, it is finally Flyy Girl Feature Friday, and I for one am glad about it!

Sometimes fashion blogs can seem to mimmick each other and there seems not to be one that quite suites my oh so short attention span, and then I stumbled upon a blog

that unapologetically gives commentary to the world of fashion, with a fun and sopho-edge-chic feel.

Candidly Creole is like opening your favorite fashion magazine and actually enjoy reading the stories

 that accompany each picture.

Ladies and Gentlemen you are in for a great new discovery,

                                              Miss Britteny McZeal.BrittanyMcZeal

Please introduce your to the readers.

My name is Brittney from Lafayette, Louisiana.

Tell a little about your blog, Candidly Creole:

My blog, Candidly Creole, is  a collection of my candid thoughts on topics like fashion, pop culture, music, books, and makeup.  Basically, anything I’m really feeling at the moment  – a song, an outfit idea, a face product – gets blogged about.

Why did you begin blogging?

One reason why I began blogging is because I like to create things. I love making graphics and taking pictures, and that was one of the primary reasons why I started to blog.

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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I originally began blogging as a way to pass the time, but over the year it has grown to be something I really enjoy doing. This is probably my 4th blog to date and it’s been the only one that I’ve been the most consistent with. Sometimes, however, I do find a little difficult for me to stick with a schedule or think of a good blog post. But in the end, I just blog about what I want to blog about and not what I think I should blog about.

In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
In one year, I hope to build more connections and communication with other bloggers and creatives across the internet.

Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow.CandidlyCreole1

Two of my favorite bloggers are Christina from ProFresh Style and Carmen from She Recycles Fashion because they are super stylish.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?

I’ve never really thought about this before, but I want others to know that I am a passionate and hardworking individual.

Upcoming projects or events?

I can’t really think of any upcoming events or projects, but if I do I will let you know!

Be sure to follow Britteny on WordPress and stay in the know on what’s hot and fun on Candidly Creole!

Remember.

Make A Plan.

Take Action.

Set Up Shop.

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Andrea C.

Happy Happy Flyy Girl Feature Friday!

Yeah try saying that three times fast….I’ll wait.

I hope each of you had a successful week and I hope the weekend brings more smiles than frowns.

To kick-start your weekend of bliss, we bring you a Brown Beauty Blogger who is excited to bring you fresh reviews about all her beauty tips and secrets.

From skin care to hair care, this blogger has a site that reads like the cosmetic counter at your favorite beauty store!

So grab a pen and pad, oh yeah and your favorite morning beverage as you meet the latest feature

of our Brown Blogger series.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ms. Andrea “Drea” C.NaturalleDreatree

Welcome! Please introduce yourself to the readers:

Andrea C., New Jersey

Tell us a little about your blog, Naturalle Drea.

My outlet for talking about my love of natural hair, makeup, fashion, life and anything beauty related.

Why did you begin blogging?

The idea just came to me one day when I was at home on my day off. I wanted to do something that was me, outside of being mommy, girlfriend, friend and daughter. I wanted an outlet where I could talk about my natural hair journey, products that I love so much and about life. I knew blogging would give me that outlet I wanted and be able to connect with those that share the same passion as I do.
 What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I want to be a successful blogger and I’ve learned along the way that you have to really put in the time, dedication and work to make it successful. Nothing comes easy and you have to work for it. I am driven by success. Plus I have fallen so much in love with blogging., that if I could, I would blog everyday. 
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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
I hope to continue to grow my readers and followers. I also want to put out better content and just be an overall better blogger than the year before.
 Who are two of your favorite bloggers you follow?
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?NaturalleDreaFace1
That I put 100% and then some into everything that I do, loved hard and was about my family and friends, you could always count on me to be there anytime especially for a good laugh and just an overall amazing and outgoing person.
Upcoming projects or events?
I have some highly requested hair and makeup tutorials in the works. 
 The proof is in the writing! Naturalle Drea is definitely a site we will be bookmarking for natural hair care and fashion tips, we know you will do the same too. Support is reciprocity. It always comes back to you.
Keep up with Naturalle Drea via Social Media
 
Instagram- @naturalle_drea
Twitter- @Naturalle_Drea
As always:
Make A Plan.
Take Action.
Set Up Shop.
Go Get It.

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch

lorettalynch1I am so glad to finally close out this week and get into the weekend.

But before I do, let’s get into today’s Flyy Girl Feature!

Loretta Lynch was officially inducted as the first Black Female United States Attorney General on April 23, 2015.

Hailing from a career which stems from her beginnings as a litigation associate to her tenure as a U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in 1999 under President Clinton’s administration. She later left her position to become partner at Hogan & Hairston, until she was nominated by President Obama as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 2010. From the years of 2003-2005, she served as a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Lynch’s nomination followed the departure of her predecessor, Eric Holder, who previously stated his resignation pending confirmation of his replacement. And on November 8, 2014, President Obama made her nomination official.

While her transition into the office of U.S. Attorney General has been met with some pushback from Republicans and the city of Baltimore, Maryland is in a current state of extreme tension from the result of Freddie Gray dying in police custody, I hope that she will bring a better and effective plan to the table that serves to protect the rights of all U. S. citizens.

Here’s to Change!

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Shae Collins

Some of us wear who we are like an armor.

Some of us wear who we are like a mask.

And some of us are who we are because of what others think or expect.

Today’s Flyy Girl is none of the above.

Equipped with an assuring personality and a clearly defined mission,

she is well on her way to awakening many with the knowledge she has to offer.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

                                                      Miss Shae Collins.Shae Collins

Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Shae Collins – born and raised in sunny Los Angeles.

Tell us about your blog; A Womyn’s Worth.

A Womyn’s Worth aims a Black feminist lens at all pop culture, examining race, gender, and sexuality. AWW discusses several hot topics including respectability politics, twerking, women in the media, and more. Link: awomynsworth.com

Why did you begin blogging?

I started blogging my senior year in college because I wanted to jumpstart my writing career and learn more about how I fit into society. The blog really took off when I started writing my senior thesis on Women in Hip Hop, and explored the ways in which capitalism and white supremacy influenced the ways women artists are portrayed. That thesis changed my thinking and the goal for the blog, and A Womyn’s Worth became a way I could express what I learned about Black womanhood.

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

Writing is my first love, so I always find moments in between work and school to write. I’m motivated by how much I learn through my writing. Whenever I have a blog topic that requires a bit of research, I get the opportunity to explore diverse ideas. Blogging has definitely taught me a lot about myself and the way others in society view me. A Womyn’s Worth forces me to confront dissenting opinions—and that’s what keeps me going.

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I’m also motivated when others tell me how inspired they are by my work. My goal is to present alternative ideas for people to consider. For example, I have a series on the blog dedicated to debunking myths about the usefulness of respectability politics, which many black people still cling to. I like to challenge people’s ideas about Black sexuality and culture. So when people hit me up on Facebook or the comments section telling me that they learned something, I feel my job as a blogger has been accomplished.

In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

I hope to inspire more people. I hope my writing allows people to consider new ways of looking at the world. I also want to expand my reach and write for publications I don’t have bylines in yet. I’ve got my sights set on The Root, For Harriet, Ebony, and many others.

I’d also like my blog to support more activism. I was very moved when I participated in the Black Lives Matter protests here in LA, and I’m hoping to bolster this activism through my blog.

Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow.

Areola Bandz, PhD AKA Monique John’s blog, Twerked is always a good read. She talks about sexuality in our generation and always has an interesting perspective. She’ll make you think twice about judging Amber Rose and have you wish you could twerk like a video girl.

There’s also Blavity, my favorite blogger collective. It’s a blog written by and for Black millennials—and it’s bomb. The bloggers are so on point. The blog makes me laugh, smile and clap my hands because of all the truth. It’s encouraging to see so many young Black writers doing their thing. I plan on writing for them in the near future.

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What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?

I’ve never thought about that one. I guess I’d want to be known as the sassy culture critic that spoke her truth and was a leader for change in our country. Maybe like Angela Davis—but bald.

 

Stay connected with Shae via social media:

Twitter: @awomynsworth

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awomynsworth

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/awomynsworth