Before we get into my story, I’m going to tell you how to pronounce my last name.
It’s pronounced phonetically and it rhymes with rye, lye, and dye. (van-why)
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way welcome to my blog.
I’m Candice, a 20-something from South Carolina who currently lives in Atlanta, GA. I spent 5 years (2013-2018) living in California and honestly… I miss it.
I spent those California years working as a freelance administrative and marketing coordinator and I loved my job most of the time. I helped small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs with all types of admin and marketing tasks like managing social media, creating marketing materials, updating websites, etc.
In 2018 I decided to move from Oakland to Atlanta for a career change. When I moved I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do but along the way I realized that helping women and being around them all day made me happy. I eventually settled on opening a coworking space for creative women of color called Monday & Co.
Along with my regular work I podcast, blog here, and make Youtube videos. I also run an influencer Agency called Diversely, manage an influencer community Brown Girl Bloggers, and I build brands over at Branding Babes.
Brown Girl Bloggers came about as a way to connect, encourage, and support women of color who create content online. When I started blogging I could barely find any other women of color so instead of begging for inclusion I decided to make a place for us and I’m pretty damn proud of it.
All in all I do a lot but it beats working a 9-5 amiright????
If any of this interests you make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter and if you follow actually talk to me. Don’t be weird.
I try to live by the above quote. I saw something missing from the blogging space so I created Brown Girl Bloggers and I saw something missing when it came to black women and work so I decided to add to it by creating Monday & Co. I believe complaining is pointless (although we all have our days) and that we should do the best we can to live each day to the fullest.
– I love coffee and I’m kind of a snob about it.
– I’m a huge fan of supporting local businesses.
– I plan to sell my stuff and travel the world at some point.
– I love ice cream and almost never pass up a chance to eat it.
– My favorite colors are green and yellow but I used to say purple because green feels like a boy color (I know, very stupid).
– I’m spontaneous and I like it that way.
– I don’t like to cook but I can order a mean takeout.
Check out my video on how I lost 25lbs in one month.
A video on featuring summertime casual outfits.
And a random video of me making butter coffee.
I’m a Gemini. What can I say.