NayMarie, Editor & Resident Photographer | @iamNayMarie
NayMarie is a published photographer and retoucher based in New York who captures the essence of black art, natural hair, and black family, pulling from her experience in multiple genres of photography and image editing. Her combined love for beauty and the community birthed the project Taji Mag which embodies Black Beauty & Culture and encourages us to love ourselves as we are, not as the media or anyone else suggests we should be.
Will Focus, Art & Design Consultant | @TheOneWillFocus
A creative visionary at heart and spontaneous developer of all things ingenious, Will Focus is a New York born Graphic Designer and Illustrator who seeks out content to work with that requires him to engage content/production on a more visceral level. Using the visual to emote and connect with the individual is a top priority in his development process. Due to this nature of development, he is uniquely adept at providing clients with a broad range of skills.
Africa Jackson, Community & Culture | @AfricaJwrites
Africa Jackson is a freelance agitator living between Ireland and mid coast. She spends her days whistling at construction workers and calling white people the “W” word. (Her best friend is white.) Follow her on twitter at @AfricaJwrites.
Clint Walker, Fitness Advisor | @wadadlli7
Currently residing in the Bronx, NY, Clint works at multiple fitness facilities throughout the city, inspiring his clients towards a better lifestyle. His own fit lifestyle saved him from a life-threatening pressure on the right side of his brain, but once he was cleared for physical activity, Clint took to mentoring a group of 35 high school young men; most of whom have received athletic scholarships to college. He’s also the founder of Sigmafied, a Sigma fitness group with over 3000 members.
D. Carrie, Travel | @_dcarrie
D. Carrie is figuring things out one adventure at a time, occasionally sharing with the interwebs. Find her at youtube.com/c/dCarrieTV.
Delliz Hazell, Chef | @chefdellizhazell
Delliz K. Hazell is a culinary mastermind fluent in vegan, organic, kosher, and gluten-free cuisine. Her plates and desserts are not only gorgeous to look at but pleasing to your mouth and fuel for your body. To hire Delliz for your private chef, catering, or consultation needs, or to just follow her cooking journey, visit her website www.DellizHazell.com!
Felipe Patterson aka Dapper Dr. Feel, #BlackLoveConvo & Entertainment | @dapperdrfel
Dapper Dr. Feel is a burgeoning Southern gentleman looking for love in all the wrong places while applying to medical school. He volunteers with autism awareness projects and hopes to mentor other young Black men.
Jashua Sa’Ra, Spiritual Tecknowledge | @Earthiopian
Jashua Sa-Ra is a communications artist that uses hosting, writing, graphic design, wholistic healing, and workshops to contribute to a healthy functioning community. www.JASHUASARA.com
Jatali Bellanton of Kids Who Bank, Finance | @KidsWhoBank
Kids Who Bank, founded by Jatali Bellanton, is a youth financial literacy initiative that simplifies the finance and entrepreneurial worlds for our youth. They tackle this via their Finance Talks Q&A panels, the Kidpreneur finance book series, and their finance curriculum which can currently be found in 93 schools. | KidsWhoBank.com
Lauren “Lola Valentine” Jones, Reviews | @Cest_Lo_Vee
Lola Valentine is a creative Jacque-of-all-trades hailing from Brooklyn, NY. As a Creative Soul, she currently expresses herself through dance, writing, and craft work. She plans to use her talents to facilitate the progression of her fellow Artists.
Lindi Tshitlho, Community & Culture | @muhlez
Lindi Tshitlho is all about community empowerment. She travels around African townships to showcase their products, stories, and businesses to mainstream sectors for recognition. She is a contributing lifestyle and fashion writer, covering stories about African culture, cuisine, and decor in and around South Africa.
Sancha McBurnie, Contributing Photographer | @sanchamphoto
“My fondest memories are attached to music; but sometimes memory fails us. What I love, is being able to capture these moments to relive time & again.”
Taylor Sims, Fashion & Style intern | @taylorx0__
Taylor Sims is an aspiring fashion buyer. At an early age, she realized her interest in fashion through watching television and reading magazines. She’s aspiring to receive a degree in Fashion Merchandising, to assist in her goal of working with a major fashion house.