If you haven’t noticed, I love me some pop culture. Which is unsurprising given this super-connected world we live in. To me, pop culture is a way for me to bond with people. I spread cheer by Introducing my friends to an amazing tv show, an awesome blogger or a riveting YouTuber. It gives me joy to see someone so entertained by something I showed to them. And you, my tumblr peeps are my virtual friends, so why should I leave you out of this entertainment love-fest.
If I get fired from my job, it’s Luvvie’s fault. Luvvie Ajayi, aka Awesomely Luvvie, just gives me 50 different shades of life. Her blog, Awesomely Luvvie, is a virtual cocktail of shade, hilarity, pop culture and social media. You can catch her daily recapping the best of pop culture, Internet shenanigans and life in general. And I am not the only one who appreciates Luvvie’s hilarity. She’s won Best Humor Blog of 2009 from the Black Weblog Awards, was selected as one of BlogHer’s 2010 Voices of the Year and one of Babble’s 25 Bloggers Changing the World. And Not only she is she a blogger, but a social media branding strategist as well. She’s worked with Afrobella, In Her Shoes Blog, and Northeastern Illinois University among others. I am all the way HERE for Luvvie because she never fails to provides laughs, she can roll with both the most ratchet and most professional of people and she’s about her business.
For you newbies I recommend her Scandal Recaps, There’s Voodo at Target Stores to Make You Spend All Your Money and Dear Rob Kardashian.
My name is Leticia St. Remy and I have a problem. What pray tell is this problem? I am a Shonda Rhimes addict. Nearly everything this woman touches, I am there for. It all started when I watched the first season of Grey’s Anatomy. Ever since then, I can’ quit Shonda. How do I love Shonda? Let me count the ways. First I love that she’s a black woman who’s doing big things behind the scenes in entertainment. When we see a multitude of actors of color onscreen, it becomes rather easy to forget that the all of the important decisions happen behind the scenes. And let’s be honest, behind the scenes tends to look rather vanilla if you know what I mean. Not only does she bring diversity behind the scenes, she also brings it to the forefront with incredibly diverse casts. I also think it’s really cool that when she creates her characters, race is not included in their identity. Lastly, I love her writing style. Her writing is fast paced and realistic, well for the most part, and it always always has me begging for more.
Link Love: Twitter
While the internet in general is one big rabbit hole, YouTube definitely takes the cake for being the website that I start out doing one thing and end up somewhere completely different than I intended to. Which is how I found out about Shameless Maya. Shameless Maya, or Maya Washington, is a New York based photographer, videographer and voice over artist who is currently in the midst of a social media experiment. Starting in June 2012, Maya has been shamelessly self-promoting herself through all social networking mediums. For her, it was a major way to force her out of her comfort zone. She’s an inspiration to me, because like me, she was shy about showcasing her skills. Seeing how much she’s gotten out of her experiment thus far is motivating and has encouraged me to start vlogging once I get my hands on a dslr.