The SBG Team
Rowana Abbensetts, Editor-in-Chief & Founder
Rowana is a writer, editor, and mental health advocate. She started Spoken Black Girl in the spring of 2015 as a personal blog about her own struggles with anxiety and depression hoping to find other women of color who could relate. Two years later, realizing that women of color lacked a centralized place to share their mental and emotional journeys, Rowana decided to turn the blog into what is now Spoken Black Girl Magazine. Learn more about Rowana.
Christine Lee, Deputy Editor & Natural beauty editor
Christine is a beauty enthusiast and an avid promoter of self-love and self-care. A firm believer of "Skin care is health care" mantra, she utilizes skincare as means of therapeutic unwinding. Inspired by Indie Beauty Expo and K-Beauty, Christine is on a constant lookout for latest beauty trends and news.
Allaya Cooks-Campbell, mind editor
A Brooklyn native, Allaya is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 200, through the Joschi Yoga Institute. With her love of movement, music and theatre, she utilizes yoga, meditation, and techniques inspired by cognitive-behavioral psychology to help her clients navigate some of the most challenging transitions in their lives. Allaya is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and certification in Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, and is a student member of the American Psychological Association. Find her at yogawithallaya.com .