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Demetria Lucas

Affectionately known as "Belle”, Demetria L. Lucas is the author
of  A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your 
Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal 
blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a 
boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve 
their dating dilemmas and build  healthy relationships. Demetria is 
also a contributing editor for The Root, where she pens two weekly 
dating and relationship advice columns, "Ask Demetria” and “She 
Matters”, and is a contributing writer for the websites of The Grio, XO 
Jane, Essence, Clutch, Vibe Vixen and Uptown.

Demetria was named one of “the Blogosphere’s Best” by Black 
Enterprise Magazine, selected among "30 Black Bloggers You 
Should Know" by The Root, picked as  one of Essence.com's “40
Fierce & Fab Under 40”, and featured as "The Best of Brooklyn" by 
Brooklyn News 12. Additionally her debut book, A Belle in Brooklyn, 
was nominated for “Best Self Help” at the 2011 African-American 
Literary Awards, and her blog was awarded Best Personal Blog in the 
2010 Black Weblog Awards.

She currently lives in Brooklyn and is working 
on her second book, Don't Waste Your Pretty: How to Make Better 
Decisions in Life & Love.  Follow Demetria on Twitter: @abelleinbk

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Friday, October 4

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