Although February is over, we here at EmpowHERto are continuing the celebration of Black History Month by highlighting some of our favorite Black Canadian female content creators. From fashion and beauty to food and culture, these talented womxn share their love for their crafts through digital platforms like TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and more. Read on to learn more about their stories, see their work, and find them online!
Social Justice and Dancewear: Nia and Justice Faith, Révolutionnaire
Two sisters passionate about social change, Nia and Justice Faith are the founders of Révolutionnaire, a youth-led organization creating positive impacts in our community. As a ballet dancer who struggled to find dancewear that matched her skin tone, Nia combined her love for dance and social justice to create an inclusive dancewear brand dedicated to dancers of colour. Alongside her sister, the two have partnered with brands such as Essie, Roots, and Nivea to promote diversity and inclusivity in clothing. Check out their website here to see their latest projects, products, and initiatives.
Beauty: Adanna Madueke
Adanna Madueke is an Edmonton-based beauty influencer who is helping Black womxn embrace their natural curls and hair texture through stunning hair tutorials and easy how-to guides. Did we mention that they’re all shared on her YouTube channel, which has amassed over 800K followers? From braids and buns to twists and more, Adanna inspires Black womxn to find confidence in their natural hair, and learn easy and beautiful ways to style their unique curls.
Food: Valerie Azinge
Founder of food blog My Digital Kitchen, Valeria Azinge is dedicated to creating healthy, delicious recipes that cater to a variety of diets and lifestyles. Not only can her recipes be found on her Instagram page, she is also the author of a cookbook of easy-to-prepare low-carb meals. Apart from sharing these refreshing and balanced recipes, you can also order some of her baked goods from her website.
Food, Travel & Culture: Eden Hagos
If it wasn’t obvious from her Instagram handle @edenthefoodie, Eden Hago is a self-proclaimed food lover who explores foods of various cultures throughout the world. Sharing a diverse range of cuisines, from Jamaican dishes to traditional North African delicacies, Eden’s Instagram profile promotes cultural fare and practices through a Black lens. Check out some of her recipes and her favourite Jamaican restaurants here.
Fashion: Tee Cascilla
Tee Cascilla is a digital content creator that serves up trendy fits on the streets of New York City and shares a wide array of the latest fashion, beauty, and home decor trends online. With over 60K Instagram followers, she has even been featured in magazines such as InStyle, Elle, and Forbes. No matter if you are an expert fashionista or looking for some new inspiration for spring, Tee’s style guides are sure to get you moving in the right direction.
Though February has come to a close, it’s no secret that the knowledge and learning done during this Black History Month remains important all year long. We hope that you can continue to celebrate these (and many more!) brilliant Black content creators in our community and appreciate their hard work and passions. Now, go show them some love…and find some recipe, fashion or travel inspo, too!