Ife has been writing and since she was a little girl. She showed early promise when having her short story “The Sad Dragon,” written at age 7, was published in Ebony, Jr. Just a few years later, the ABC Saturday morning children’s show “Kidsworld” answered her letter, and Ife had her first on camera feature reporting about her exhibition jump rope team the Kangaroo Kids in her hometown of Columbia, Maryland.
Although writing has always been her first love, she followed her head by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering with a minor in Business from North Carolina State University. It was not until February 2008, after arbitrarily beginning this blog originally entitled “Affrodite’s Adventures In Nappy Hair” intended to solely focus on natural hair, that she rediscovered her love affair with writing. Since that time, she has drawn a solid following through her primary blogs affrodite.net and ifelicious.com and showcased her writing talents as a contributor to JENESIS magazine, The 9’s magazine, Brokeup.com singles networking site, P.E.A.S. magazine and their blog Peas In Their Pods, Earth.org (ambassador for Columbus, OH and New York City), and more. She has also worked closely with Queer Black Cinema including a feature interview with filmmaker/actor Maurice Jamal and actor John Rankin for QBC TV and doing official photography for events.
With a new career resume building fast, Ife decided in mid-January 2009 to leave Corporate America behind to pursue her lifetime passion of writing full time. If her successes to date are any indication of what lies ahead, Ife’s talent and determination will undoubtedly pave the way for her to carve a niche as a successful journalist, blogger, and more. Ife now lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and pampered teacup poodle named Happy.