In Honor of Happy Black Girl Day celebrated earlier this week, I’m kicking off a brand new Blog of the Week segment of the GlamNERDS.com by honoring
SisterToldja of www.thebeautifulstruggler.com
The Beautiful Struggler is one of my favorite blogs and quite honestly one of the larger inspirations behind the launch of www.theGlamNERDS.com Her Blog deals with culture, politics, art, history, MUSIC, relationships and so much more. I think of her as “a friend in my head. ” A fellow niece of our Aunt Wendy “, if you will. How You Doin?!?” Her writing is insightful, thought provoking and still captures that "that's my good homie" conversational tone that incites the reader to believe appreciate what their reading as well as the writer. It's that blend of charisma and credibility that all of us aspiring writers work to achieve and SisterToldja got right! Our paths crossed as we each set out for an evening of good company and good eats at the BBQ’s in Chelsea a few weekends back. I was so pleased to find her humble and handing out hugs as I introduced myself as one of her loyal readers. Check out her blog, you will not be sorry. Congratulations Sis! Please keep doing what you do! Be Encouraged.
Sister Toldja is a 20-something Chicago native and graduate of Howard University. Equal parts sass and sensitivity, she describes herself as “a Hip-Hop Denise Huxtable, who dreams of growing up to be Claire“. Her daily blog, The Beautiful Struggler: Me, Myself, An Eye gives readers an up close view of all the stunts, pratfalls, and revolutions of this artist/Earth mother/barfly/scribe. As she will readily tell you, she doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone, but she definitely has a whole lot to share.
Since 2006, Sister Toldja has galvanized a broad national audience with her meditations on race, culture, relationships and her own less-than-ordinary life. Regardless of the subject matter, Sister Toldja is sure to explore it with her signature blend of intelligence, wit, and sass. She is the spiritual daughter of bell hooks and Wendy Williams-interested in Black power and happy hour, freedom and five-inch heels. Toldja is an rising and rousing voice of the modern woman: no longer struggling to fit all her parts in a box and living beyond boundaries.
Sister Toldja is a 2007 and 2008 Black Weblog Award Winner for Best Personal Blog (Popular Vote) and has conducted/participated in numerous panel discussions about social media networking women’s issues and relationships. She has also done a number of radio appearances, including NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Al B. In The Afternoon” on Philadelphia’s 900AM WURD. Sister Toldja is a contributor for the upcoming anthology Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama and her writing has been featured in Essence Magazine, The Griot and Clutch Magazine. She resides in Brooklyn.
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