Up for an exposition on Black Power and some Africans working it?
Cool. Draw up a seat and let’s have a chit-chat on 3 Female African Bloggers that go beyond just writing about current issues; engaging with their community to create a better world for all discussing issues like health, women’s fertility, travelling but also contributing to the digital media space and making “Black Power” not just a cliche but a thing to aspire to.
Oneika the Traveller
The New York City-based journalist and Travel Channel host, Oneika Raymond, popular for being a travel junkie left her 6 figure paying job as an international educator at 33 to become a television host and full time travel content creator. Her blog “Oneika the Traveller”, is an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world and demystify travel for often marginalized groups in a disarming manner.
She has journeyed to over 100 countries on 6 continents with an intense passion for travel, culture, and language. Asides being a major African travel blogger, Oneika is also a media personality and host of two Travel Channel web series: “Big City, Little Budget”, and “One Bag and You’re Out”
She is also a polygot demonstrating fluency in English, French, German and Spanish.
South African blogger Fiona Rossiter of Inspired Living as a writer and photographer uses her blog to cover a wide range of topics, from food and wine to travel, accommodation, decor, beauty and everything in between with the aim to (as the name implies), inspire lives! defying gender, location and embracing inclusiveness.
Inspired Living SA despite being run in South Africa is a lifestyle focused blog that lays strong emphasis on both visual and written content to provide readers with first-hand experiences, honest product reviews and relevant brand features, rather than generic information. Following the depth of her blog, Inspired Living has received awards in the Fashion and Beauty, as well as Lifestyle categories, in the African Blogger Awards.
So, if you love good Food and Wine of you love reading amazing Travel Adventures or you are a fitness junkie or decor hoarder, then Inspired Living SA is the place you need to be!
Erika Nicole Kendall
As Oprah Winfrey once said, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” This definitely was the case for Erika Nicole Kendall who originally set out to complete a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology at the University of North Texas and ended up an entrepreneur and a writer; one who pours her soul out on the award-winning blog, “A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss”
On the blog, she chronicles her journey of going from a 330-pound woman to a certified personal trainer in fitness nutrition, women’s fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition, and an all-around fitness dynamo.
Erika started blogging her weight loss and fitness journey via A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss (BGG2WL) in 2009. The site eventually became a full-fledged business, covering everything from weight loss and wellness to fitness and body image and even features recipes.
Erika’s blogging of her over 160-lbs-to-date weight loss journey, reaches hundreds of thousands and more across socials and Youtube who come together to share their successes and struggles in their own journeys, and support one another, all under the umbrella of Erika’s blog! There is definitely room for the African girl to thrive.