Happy New Month Dear Readers,
Welcome to our December Holiday Edition. Can you believe we will be counting down to 2011 very soon?! The year flew by so fast! Nevertheless, I hope as you prepare to usher in the new year, you are reminded, as we have been here at Ladybrille, the big picture and what truly matters: health, family, true friends.
In this issue, we begin with a celebration of what the true holiday spirit is about, giving. Busie Matsiko-Andan our Ladybrille Woman of the Month embodies the holiday spirit. A true change agent that has given tirelessly of her time, resources and energy to many individuals as well as for and non-profit organizations, we are thrilled and happy to celebrate this brilliant woman’s accomplishments. Her story publishes next week Monday, December 6th, 2010.
Similarly, we celebrate the brilliant men in our communities are simply not celebrated enough. This month, we have the privilege of celebrating Shei Funmi, our Ladybrille Man of the Month. Shei was first featured on Ladybrille for his aggressive in your face style as a celebrity blogger and his success so far. This time, he returns subdued and shares, in our exclusive, a deeply personal story that connects the dots about him. It is a story that drives him to give back, particularly, to male youths similarly situated. When Shei was only ten years old, he was raped by his male cousin. He has kept this to himself until recently when a personal friend who went through the same thing committed suicide. Shei shares the devastating impact of the rape in his life and his intense battle to overcome the emotional odds. We are deeply honored he chose our platform for such a delicate and raw story. His story publishes Wednesday, December 8th, 2010.
Our features return to a much lighter note, throughout the month, with Ladybrille’s Best of the Best New Designers and 15 African Breakout Artists of the Year, among the brilliant features we hope you enjoy all month long.
How do you pay us back? Tell your friends and family you’ve seen the Africa they never show on TV on Ladybrille Magazine. Share our hardwork and brilliant content on your facebook, twitter and/or your blog(s). Share our links with your friends, family and co-workers. We would be very grateful if you did.
Thank you again for your support and have a lovely Christmas, Kwaanza, Hanukkah . . . did I miss any other holidays? 🙂
Uduak Oduok, Esq.
Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.