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Patrice Yursik


Trinidadian writer Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate natural hair and beauty in all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.

Afrobella has done campaigns for Urban Decay and Lancôme, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, Essence, Ebony, Glamour and Fast Company. Internationally she has been featured in Caribbean Beat, the Trinidad Guardian, the UK’s Black Beauty magazine, and OK Nigeria.

 In 2011, she partnered with MAC Cosmetics to create the “All Of My Purple Life” lipglass — it sold out in a week! She has covered New York Fashion Week, the BET Awards, the Essence Women in Film luncheon and the Oscars, and was listed in Ebony Magazine’s Power 100.

 She has spoken at several conferences including Blogging While Brown, BlogHer, Blogworld’s New Media Expo, Blogalicious, and at TEDx 2012 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 4

10:30am EDT