Nicole McKay is a 23-year-old creative soul. She studied Mass Communication at the University of Bridgeport and obtained her Bachelors of Arts. At just 13 years old she knew journalism was her calling. Nicole took a college journalism course at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus through her Girl Scouts Program and that is where her passion came from.
Nicole has accomplished many things in her 23 years, one of which getting to meet and shadow the Editor in Chief of Vibe Magazine, Chloe Hillard in her junior year of high school. She is also published in not one, but two anthologies; In My Mind 2010 and An Anthology of Poetry 2009.
In college Nicole was elected Publicity Chair of the Student Programming Board and that is the role where her passion for graphic design got to thrive. Through this she was able to create media that was exhibited across the entire university.
Nicole’s most recent venture is the brand she’s currently building. At the start of February 2017, she launched Hip Hop’s Love Child, and entertainment brand dedicated to Hip Hop culture. She manages the website and the social media accounts that coincide. She’s been extremely dedicated and has had the opportunity to work with great artists so far on her journey to expand her brand and her network.
She has interned with Kara Ross and in those three month she learned the importance of time management and communication within the team. Through her interning experience, she was able to put her creativity on the fore front and design graphics for the Unleashed World brand on social media. She added personality to all her blog posts and was even able to use her aesthetic eye during photo shoots.
Nicole is determined, independent and hardworking. She is constantly improving her skills and learning new techniques. There is no doubt that can’t accomplish something she has put her mind to.
6. Sarah Breedlove aka Madame CJ Walker (December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919) This woman was an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a political and social activist. She served as the creator and founder of a line of beauty and hair care products specialized for African American women. She made a fortune off of her products becoming the first black millionaires in America with the invention of the world’s first hair straightening formula. How’s that for girl power!