Although her heart was in writing, Affrodite followed her head and pursued 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. In February 2008, after noticing a void in information about African-American natural haircare and styling, she decided to chronicle her own journey with this blog originally entitled “Affrodite’s Adventures In Nappy Hair.” Her inkling was correct, and she quickly drew a following. In time, Affrodite expanded her blog to include topics surrounding black culture and activism. It soon became clear that Affrodite had found her true calling, and she took a leap of faith 2009 to pursue writing on a full-time basis.
With a new career resume building fast, Affrodite found herself launching several other projects of her own and contributing for other online sources. She chronicled her hair appointments with Columbus, Ohio-based natural hair stylist Dairdre Scriven in a blog BeautyOfMyLand and launched a pop culture blog Ifelicious. She is a columnist for Examiner.com writing about women’s issues, music, and sustainable living. Additionally, Affrodite has contributed to P.E.A.S. Magazine and the accompanying blog Peas in their Pods about missing African-American children. Passionate about sustainable living practices, she wrote for an online green travel resource Earth.org serving as the writing team’s amabassador for Columbus, OH and New York, NY (note: the current Earth.org website URL no longer reflects the work referenced here). She’s also written features in JENESIS Magazine and The 9’s magazine.
Over the years, Affrodite has been invited to cover awards shows, film festivals, concerts and more. If her successes to date are any indication of what lies ahead, Affrodite’s talent and determination will undoubtedly pave the way for her to carve a niche as a successful blogger, freelance journalist, photographer, and more.
Affrodite currently resides in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and pampered teacup poodle named Happy.