PUBLISHER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
LEAD MAKE UP ARTIST
LEAD HAIR STYLIST
KOTTON CANDY CO.
Acquanette aka “Candy” is the CEO of Kotton Candy Co. A professional stylist, she’s been taking the industry by storm for years bringing her strong fashion knowledge and a keen eye for design to the table.
My name is Marshaun Olaniyan, and these days I am a certified Life & Relationship Strategist, a Keynote Speaker, and the author of “Twenty Ways to Create an Awesome Love Story”. I’m also happily married to the man of my dreams.
But I wasn’t always tuned into what makes relationships work. After my divorce, when I was getting back into dating, I couldn’t make anything last – all my relationships crumbled one after the other.
I went through education and I read all of the major relationship books – I started my journey towards certification. And I learned who I was as a woman and started showing up as my authentic self.
Hey family! A little bit about me, I obtained my Associate’s in Black Studies from San Diego Mesa College and am now majoring in Africana studies with an emphasis on education at SDSU. I’m a mama to a 1-year-old young king who helps edit all my papers ( he’s very meticulous). Besides articles, I also write poetry and music, and occasionally a composition piece for 1 of my 5 instruments. As a certified yoga teacher and a self-proclaimed natural hair enthusiast, I have a YouTube channel dedicated to both! I love to serve my community in ways that cultivate unity & progression and I’m grateful that Black& has given me another way of doing just that. spreading love & information ♡
Taya is a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA majoring in Fashion Merchandising and minoring in Journalism. She hopes to pursue a career as a fashion editor and eventually start her own publication. She is passionate about covering stories on style, social activism, and culture. Her personal blog is https://atrendypenny.fashion.blog/.