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Shanthi Blanchard

About Shanthi Blanchard

Shanthi is a writer and consultant based in New York City. As a digital and brand strategist, Shanthi works for women entrepreneurs and rural businesses on a mission to improve the world. She is also a passionate political writer, sports enthusiast, and runner. Follow her in twitter and Instagram @Oms4Shanthi. Pitch Shanthi: shanthi@heragenda.com

Did You Know There Are Two Women’s Strikes? Here’s What You Need To Know

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Yale Renames Residential College After Renowned Female Mathematician

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Grammys 2017: From Girl Power To Womanhood To Resistance, Six Moments From Last Night That Inspired Us

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Fashion Week Is Here And It’s All About White Bandanas and Humanity

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Black History Month Got Even Better Thanks To This Newly Discovered Harriet Tubman Photo

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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#LetLizSpeak: Why Elizabeth Warren Was Silenced By Republican Colleagues

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 65 Years Of Rule, A Look At Her Barrier Breaking Rise To Power

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Partisan And Vocal, Chelsea Clinton May Have Finally Found Her Voice

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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Donald Trump Wants You To Dress Like A Woman

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

DeShuna Spencer is the Founder of KweliTV and host of emPower Hour on Washington, DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Before taking on the world of streaming and radio, Ms. Spencer served as the founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she later launched the … Read More

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

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