Inspiration

Greenroom: The Philosophy Of An Urban Bush Babe

Greenroom: The Philosophy Of An Urban Bush Babe

via: Greenroom Magazine Written By: Courtney Phillips Photos: Brad Ogbonna     *click photo for larger view    “When I went natural, other things started to change in myself,” explains Cipriana Quann while on the phone from her home in New York City.   As a former model, Quann is well acquainted with the looming(…)

Ballerina Michaela DePrince

Ballerina Michaela DePrince

“I take what’s in my past and put it in my body, my life is proof that no matter what situation you’re in, as long as you have a supportive family, you can achieve anything.“-Michaela DePrince     Before the prestigious dance companies, standing ovations and countless accolades, beautiful teen Ballerina, Michaela DePrince from Sierra Leone, experienced(…)

Finding Paola

Finding Paola

“My name is Paola, and I am from Haiti. Petion-ville, Haiti to be exact. I have been living in the U.S. for over a decade, and every year, I feel closer to Haiti than I have ever felt when I lived there. Everyday, I think of the life I had there, and how much of it I miss. I(…)

Music: ‘Nu Life’ (Video)

Music: ‘Nu Life’ (Video)

Singer, Sarah White shares intimate details behind the inspiration of her latest music video for track; “Nu Life”,  produced by her partner Rico Simon Mendez. In this endearing video, White along with her two young daughters Iza and Mica, filmed and edited a beautiful family love story “celebrating the moments of love, dancing through the(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Coralie Jouhier

Urban Bush Babe: Coralie Jouhier

(Featured photos: Vivienne Mok) Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Coralie Jouhier and I come from Paris.         How long have you been natural?   I’ve always been natural.         What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair(…)

Refinery 29: “4 Siblings With Incredible Genes”

Refinery 29: “4 Siblings With Incredible Genes”

In honor of national sibling day I am ecstatic to share Refinery 29‘s “Siblings with Incredible Genes”, an interview series featuring 4 sets of siblings making waves in creative ways.  Join my sister, TK Wonder & I, Rachel & Jack Antonoff, Evan & Eddie Huang, and Piera (executive creator director of Refinery 29) & Pepin(…)

How Dreams Become Reality

How Dreams Become Reality

“This photo was taken with Q-Tip 6 years ago at the defunct Knitting Factory NYC location. I was performing that night and was so excited that Q-Tip came to see my show.       “I really appreciated that an artist of his caliber took the time to support an unknown talent. When I first(…)

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise (A photography book about the unique, colorful women of New York City)     (click photo for larger view)     My sister and I shot with Lee O’Connor over a year ago and I am truly excited to see the wonderful transformation of ‘Birds of Paradise’ since that moment. Find out(…)

Style Like U Dailies: Jewelry Designer, Reign (Video)

Style Like U Dailies: Jewelry Designer, Reign (Video)

“My style kinda evolved more into color as I became more “awake”, awake meaning more spiritually aware of myself and everything around me. Just happy and peaceful and coming into exactly who I am.” -Reign     Via: stylelikeu Photo: Flyrus             Reign 

Have Faith In You; When Building Your Dream

Have Faith In You; When Building Your Dream

Photo: Hannan Saleh     Today to the date is the 3 year anniversary of Urban Bush Babes. Seems not so long ago on Sunday, April 1st 2011 Nikisha and I launched Urban Bush Babes and truthfully… we were nervous, excited and anxious to begin a space that means so much to us.    Before(…)