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Meet Micro Grant Recipient, Emelia Asiedu

Meet Micro Grant Recipient, Emelia Asiedu

Thanks to support from Away to Africa, we launched our second micro grant giveaway...

Editorial Team October 17, 2022
How Kristen Woollery is using art to pay homage to her Afro-Trinidadian roots

How Kristen Woollery is using art to pay homage to her Afro-Trinidadian roots

By Nicanor Gordon Kristen Woollery’s bold, simple shapes coalesce into something beautiful every time....

Editorial Team July 11, 2022
How Kenyan DJ Poizon Ivy is blazing trails for women in music

How Kenyan DJ Poizon Ivy is blazing trails for women in music

By About Her Culture Team In 2020, Ivy Awino, better known as DJ Poizon...

Editorial Team July 4, 2022
How Jamaican creative Jessica Hylton-Leckie is building a global brand

How Jamaican creative Jessica Hylton-Leckie is building a global brand

By About Her Culture Team Jessica Hylton-Leckie is the Jamaican creative behind the super-successful,...

Editorial Team June 27, 2022
How Ethiopian Mahlet Afework is disrupting the fashion industry

How Ethiopian Mahlet Afework is disrupting the fashion industry

By About Her Culture Team In 2021, Mahlet Afework, the fashion designer and founder...

Editorial Team June 20, 2022
8 tips for Caribbean & African women entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses regionally & internationally

8 tips for Caribbean & African women entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses regionally & internationally

Lagging technological infrastructure and limited access to finance are just two of the many...

Editorial Team June 10, 2022
How Nigerian Laila Johnson-Salami has built a media career on what matters

How Nigerian Laila Johnson-Salami has built a media career on what matters

By About Her Culture At just 25, Laila Johnson-Salami has been working for over...

Editorial Team May 23, 2022
How Jamaican comedian Julie Mango is using her platform to advocate for mental health

How Jamaican comedian Julie Mango is using her platform to advocate for mental health

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re sharing the story of Juliet Bodley,...

Editorial Team May 16, 2022
How Congolese-American, Chloe Louvouezo, utilizes multiculturalism to empower women & girls around the world

How Congolese-American, Chloe Louvouezo, utilizes multiculturalism to empower women & girls around the world

By About Her Culture Congolese-American, Chloe Louvouezo, has made telling stories her life.  The...

Editorial Team May 9, 2022
Barbadian PM Mia Mottley & Jamaican Story & Myth: An Eco- Conscious Connection

Barbadian PM Mia Mottley & Jamaican Story & Myth: An Eco- Conscious Connection

By Nikki Williams No offense to TIME magazine, but for us, 2021 belonged to...

Editorial Team March 28, 2022
How Melissa A. Mitchell is honoring her heritage through art

How Melissa A. Mitchell is honoring her heritage through art

By Nicanor Gordon The sky's the limit for many creators, but for Melissa A....

Editorial Team March 12, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! The Sleeveless Swing Top by Meiling

PRODUCT LOVE! The Sleeveless Swing Top by Meiling

The Sleeveless Swing Top by famed Trinidadian fashion designer, Meiling, is an instant classic. ...

Editorial Team February 28, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! The Finetti Mule by DIARRABLU

PRODUCT LOVE! The Finetti Mule by DIARRABLU

If you’ve immersed yourself in the fashion world, you’re no stranger to seeing some...

Editorial Team February 21, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! Mwezi Half Moon Necklace by Yala

PRODUCT LOVE! Mwezi Half Moon Necklace by Yala

This week in our Product Love series, we’re featuring the beautiful Mwezi Half Moon...

Editorial Team February 7, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! Day 106 Art Print by Natasha Cunningham

PRODUCT LOVE! Day 106 Art Print by Natasha Cunningham

If we’re all given a drop of creativity when we’re born, someone must have...

Editorial Team January 31, 2022
PRODUCT LOVE! "The Neighborhood" by Uzo Njuko

PRODUCT LOVE! "The Neighborhood" by Uzo Njuko

With a full range of lifestyle products available for purchase on her website, it...

Editorial Team January 16, 2022
Small Businesses to Support - HAITI

Small Businesses to Support - HAITI

By About Her Culture Team Haiti is the mother of Caribbean revolution and a...

Editorial Team January 3, 2022
How Caribbean American Danni Washington has become a pioneer in science

How Caribbean American Danni Washington has become a pioneer in science

By About Her Culture Team Danni Washington is like a fabulously beautiful and equally...

Editorial Team December 20, 2021
How artist Ya La'Ford is using her work for activism

How artist Ya La'Ford is using her work for activism

Ya La’Ford is a world-renowned, US-based artist, professor, muralist and self-proclaimed “artivist”, who credits...

Editorial Team December 5, 2021
How Jamaican fashion designer Shampagne draws inspiration from cannabis

How Jamaican fashion designer Shampagne draws inspiration from cannabis

By Nicanor Gordon Model Kadiya McDonald stuns as she poses with the washed-out punk...

Editorial Team November 8, 2021
How Nigerian Uzo Njoku is redefining possibilities for artists

How Nigerian Uzo Njoku is redefining possibilities for artists

By Nicanor Gordon When I interviewed Uzo Njoku late this summer, she had been...

Editorial Team October 31, 2021
How two Cuban women in Canada formed the award-winning band, OKAN

How two Cuban women in Canada formed the award-winning band, OKAN

By Nicanor Gordon Elizabeth Rodriguez laughs, thankful it’s not a video interview. One half...

Editorial Team October 11, 2021
How Loré Botha uses passion & purpose to build South Africa

How Loré Botha uses passion & purpose to build South Africa

By About Her Culture Team South African Loré Botha manages to seamlessly swap from...

Editorial Team September 12, 2021
How Cuban Yhordanka Akwanza found life & love in Jamaica

How Cuban Yhordanka Akwanza found life & love in Jamaica

By Nicanor Gordon "My story is quite peculiar," Yhordanka Akwanza starts. "A lot of...

Editorial Team September 5, 2021
How luxury fashion brand Eliza Christoph is helping women in Africa

How luxury fashion brand Eliza Christoph is helping women in Africa

By About Her Culture Team Co-founder and creative director of NYC-based luxury fashion brand...

Editorial Team August 30, 2021
How Lauren Tomlinson is adding a dash of love to Jamaica’s food scene

How Lauren Tomlinson is adding a dash of love to Jamaica’s food scene

By About Her Culture Team This June a gorgeous vegan restaurant opened in Ocho...

Editorial Team August 23, 2021
How the magic of Morocco transformed Meryanne Loum-Martin

How the magic of Morocco transformed Meryanne Loum-Martin

By Kinisha Correia Meryanne Loum-Martin, the boutique hotelier of the famed Jnane Tamsna hotel...

Editorial Team August 8, 2021
Small Businesses to Support in Rwanda

Small Businesses to Support in Rwanda

Makeda Mahadeo shares her five conscious, woman-owned entities to support in Rwanda. So, what...

Editorial Team April 8, 2021
Africa Meets the Caribbean with Makeda Mahadeo

Africa Meets the Caribbean with Makeda Mahadeo

Effortlessly, and surely even unknowingly, Makeda Mahadeo is a powerful embodiment of the reunion...

admin February 1, 2021
Access to Fashion with Lisa SeeTai

Access to Fashion with Lisa SeeTai

Where there is a will, there is a way... Lisa SeeTai wants young fashion...

Editorial Team June 30, 2020
Small Businesses to Support in Trinidad

Small Businesses to Support in Trinidad

Anya Ayoung-Chee is a powerhouse Trinidadian fashion designer, social entrepreneur, the winner of the...

Editorial Team June 30, 2020
Minimalism with Willow and Oak

Minimalism with Willow and Oak

Stunning and simple, Trinidad-based Willow and Oak is a contemporary brand that is a...

Editorial Team June 30, 2020
Simply... Meiling

Simply... Meiling

One would never ever assume that probably the most celebrated, modern day fashion icon...

Editorial Team June 29, 2020
Bene Caribe is Good for the Caribbean

Bene Caribe is Good for the Caribbean

Bene Caribe means Good for the Caribbean. Much more than just a fashion line,...

Editorial Team June 29, 2020
DAE Collection: Ethically Made Sandals

DAE Collection: Ethically Made Sandals

Debra Antoinette Edwards, the founder of DAE Collection, worked in fashion for 15 years...

Editorial Team June 8, 2020
Freer Essence: Healing Body Oils

Freer Essence: Healing Body Oils

After a debilitating divorce in 2016, Australian documentary filmmaker and curator Ania Freer decided...

Editorial Team June 8, 2020
Hmgrwn & Co. - Minimalism & Sustainability in Skincare

Hmgrwn & Co. - Minimalism & Sustainability in Skincare

Hmgrwn & Co. is a skincare line that is cruelty free, toxin free and...

Editorial Team June 8, 2020
ASD: Representation Matters

ASD: Representation Matters

After attending the Art Institute of New York, fashion designer and illustrator Ayanna Dixon ...

Editorial Team June 8, 2020
Small Businesses to Support in Jamaica

Small Businesses to Support in Jamaica

Now more than ever before, it’s clear… Business cannot continue as usual, lest we...

Editorial Team June 8, 2020
Vegan Chef Taymer Mason

Vegan Chef Taymer Mason

"Caribbean people do not see what is around them. We are sitting on a...

Editorial Team March 10, 2020
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