Mouna Moussa, Entertainment Brand Manager

My name is Mouna Moussa. I am half Sicilian and half Lebanese. My mother is 100% Sicilian (from Italy) and my dad is 100% Lebanese (the Middle East). As far as I know, going back generations, it’s all Sicilian on one side and all Lebanese on the other. I’d say I’m Mediterranean. People sometimes think…

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Anneka Ranpuria, Beauty Publicist

My name is Anneka Ranpuria and I’m a Beauty Publicist in the city. I’m of Indian descent, but I’ve never been to India, but I’m a hundred percent Indian — Gujarati. I was born in England and had a lot of Indian people around me there. When I moved to the suburbs in Cincinnati, Ohio,…

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Miranda Smyre, Digital Sales Planner

My name is Miranda Smyre and I’m a Digital Sales Planner for Juice Mobile. I’m African-American. I’m a Black American woman. Everyone always asks me “What are you mixed with?” “Are you Latina, are you Hawaiian?” I’ve gotten Caribbean, too. They’re always like, “You’re not all the way Black, and I’m like “Yeah, I am”.…

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Mecca Moore, Creator of Pynk Magazine

My name is Mecca Moore and I am Black American woman. Like, a regular Black girl! It’s so funny because [I’ll hear] a lot of people always trying to say, “I’m part this or I’m part that.” No. I’m a good ole’ Black girl. My family is from the South, mostly in North Carolina and…

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Renae Bluitt, Creator of In Her Shoes Blog

“My name is Renae Bluitt. I am the founder of Crush Media, which is a Brooklyn-based beauty PR consultancy and I am the creator of In Her Shoes blog. In Her Shoes is a blog that I created six years ago, that’s all about celebrating what I call “fly female entrepreneurs.” I started In Her…

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Tola Lawal, Marketing and Branding Strategist

My name is Omotola (Tola)  Lawal and I’m a marketing and branding strategist who loves beauty, food, and life. My father is Nigerian, so I guess I’m Nigerian-American. My mom is Black and Native American. I started wearing makeup in college, maybe my junior year in college. And of course like every Black girl, I…

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Genese Jamilah, Founder, I Dont Do Clubs

“I am Genese Jamilah, I’m from Stone Mountain, Georgia and I am the founder of I Don’t Do Clubs. I wash my face every day, but I don’t wear makeup every day. I usually only wear makeup when I go to events. So if I don’t have an event to go to, I don’t put…

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Mabel Martinez, Editorial Assistant, Glam Belleza Latina

I don’t want it to be like “She’s Latina, she’s pretty, let’s put her here”. Like, no. ON HER ETHNICITY I’m Dominican, born and raised in the Bronx! I grew up with my mom while my dad was living in the Dominican Republic. He came back into my life by the time I was finishing high school. We…

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