5 Black Content Creators You Need To Know Now


In keeping up with amplifying black voices and creators, I wanted to share 5 women who I found thanks to this movement.

I came to a tough realization that my feed wasn’t as diverse as I’d like it to be. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I have a reason or excuse for that, but over the last three weeks, I changed that. I found SO many new girls that I truly LOVE their content. While it was my fault for not actively seeking these women for my feed, I’m really happy I found them anyway. It’s been great connecting with them, listening to them, getting inspired by them, and learning from them. And I’m not just talking in terms of Black Lives Matter. These women create relatable, fashionable, useful content. And I think everyone should know them.

Nikki of @newtexacali

When I found Nikki, I was like, “I need to be this girl.” Her style is SO effortless, and literally everything I want to be. She looks like such a cool girl, with cool girl style. I mean, ain’t that what we’re striving for?! I also love that she is obsessed with hats. Because you know I’m obsessed with hats.

Ireana of @xoxijoelle

I’m SO happy Hillary shared Ireana’s profile a few weeks ago. Again, I just LOVE her casual style because it’s basically how I dress too. I also love how real she is on Instagram. It’s not super curated, it’s just her real life and what she wants to share…or at least that what it seems like to me. She seems like she would be your best friend in real life!

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🤎🙋🏽‍♀️Hello, I have a few new faces here! My name is Ireana and I’m a Lifestyle Blogger, Teacher, Wifey To Be, Sister Daughter and Aunt.🤎 I’ve been trying to put together the words over the past fews days. If I could put all my feelings in one word it would be TIRED. 🤎I admire everyone doing their part during this time. Thank you to all my friends who have reached out to check on me and reminded me that they’re a shoulder to lean on. 🤎 On Monday I was going to make a special announcement about my upcoming ventures. But I just couldn’t bring myself to do it because of all the events that have occurred surrounding George Floyd. I had to remind myself that its okay to take break from social media. Today I received an email from a business owner who was feeling the same way as I was. But towards the end of the e-mail she said “ My voice matters. My Business Matters…. And most of all representation matters.” 🤎 With that being said I’ll launching an E-Book on Content Creation and launching my Virtual Assistance Company later this month. I’ll be sharing more information over on @flourishservices 💞! #xoxoijoelle

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Hayet of @hayet.rida

I found Hayet when my friend, Jenn, posted her page. I love how she is so knowledgeable in the tech space, and I’ve already learned a lot from her posts. She is a freakin’ smart cookie when it comes to all things tech and business.

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You up? 🙋🏾‍♀️ I like to drop announcements at night so those who are up hustling, worrying or searching for answers get to see them!!! For everyone who downloaded my free resume templates, I have more for you!!! This weekend I will be hosting two Zoom masterclasses specially geared towards job seekers! I am so excited to have two special guests who will be with me! @mhammer_ from @linkedin and @eairon from @thevbagroup !!! We will also be giving away free resume writing services and premium linkedin memberships to select folks! Now here is the catch….its 11pm in Chicago and im about to head to bed! I will drop the link as soon as I wake up! We only have 30 slots a class! KEEP CHECKING MY STORIES TO SIGN UP! Tag whoever needs to see this in the comments, especially of they are asleep now.

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Ayana of @ayanagabriellelage

I was one of the people who found Ayana thanks to one of her viral IGTV videos. Her first video was about why we need to share on social media. Then she went viral again after posting about microaggressions. I was hooked on her content ever since. Not only is she using her voice, but she is also encouraging white allies to do the same. Other than that, she is a true RAY OF SUNSHINE, and I definitely cried watching her tell her husband that they were pregnant!

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I cannot tell you how much money I’ve spent on marketing courses, e-books, Lightroom presets, camera equipment, giveaways, paid advertising, and networking events just to feel like I still couldn’t grow my audience the way I wanted to.⁣ ⁣ I eventually decided that it must be something wrong with *me,* because I know social media enough to know that I was doing the right things. I’m not what people picture when they hear the word influencer. Was it because I was too Black? Not skinny enough? Not wealthy enough? Couldn’t justify buying a new wardrobe every month? ⁣ ⁣ So while this week has been overwhelming (hello, 35,000 new pals!), it’s also been validating. Because so many of you have reached out and said that you’re thrilled to find me, and every time I read one of those messages, it quiets the ugly voice in my head that still tells me I’m not good enough for this.⁣ ⁣ If you’re a content creator in an underrepresented group, whether you’re non-white, fat, disabled, LGBTQIA+, whatever it is — I just have to tell you something. It’s easy to feel like you can’t get it right. But DOZENS of my new followers have said they only followed thin white influencers until this week, and now their eyes have been opened. ⁣ ⁣ There’s room for you at the table, even if you don’t fit the influencer mold, and your voice is valuable. I promise. 💛 ⠀ • • • • • #blacktravelblogger #blacktravelfeed #blackstylebloggers #blacktraveljourney #blacktravelgram #blackgirlstraveltoo #blacktravelmovement #tampabloggers #melaninbloggers #browngirlbloggers #blackgirlswhoblog #floridablogger #browngirlswhoblog #blackgirlswhoblog #floridabloggers #discoveryunder50k #tampablogger #everysquareisastory #tampacollective #blackinfluencer #melaninblogger #blackinfluencers #blackfashionista #communityovercompetition #blackgirlsslay #kinkyhair #naturalhairjourney #naturalhair

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Tiffany of @tiffanyima

I originally followed Tiffany because I was drawn to how REAL she was on her feed. She posts so much about body positivity and wellness, and I really love that. It’s not easy to put yourself out there, especially when you’re talking about body confidence, cellulite, and stretch marks. But hey, WE ARE WOMEN. Shit like that is NORMAL.

These women all serve a different purpose on my feed: Health, wellness, style, business, realness. We all may come from different corners of the world, but I’m so excited to have them pop up on my feed more regularly! I highly encourage you to give them all a follow (if you haven’t already). And I would also love for you to give me YOUR favorite black content creators so I can check out their work too!


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  1. 6.22.20
    Morgan said:

    All of these women have amazing content! I haven’t seen Tiffany’s stuff before – I will have to give her a follow!

    -Morgan
    the HER chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    • 6.22.20

      YAY! I’m so glad you’ve been following them too. Tiffany is SO smart and has really great things to say about body positivity! I think you’ll like her content for sure.

  2. 6.23.20
    shianne said:

    this list ! thanks for sharing need to be following more people of colour
    shy _ https://www.shyyshianne.com/