Our Bloggers


Copy of IMG_4801Leslie Monet, IG: @lesliemonetpr

Leslie Monet, is a budding black entrepreneur and lifestyle blogger native to New Haven, Connecticut.  Her style, commercially, domestically and online, is filled with charisma and a pinch of mystery. Grasping attention of hometown fans to the most remote viewers internationally, she demonstrates with much humility the prototype of a successful black millennial in America.

She has interviewed Tionna Smalls of Vh1’s hit show What Chili Wants, Carolina Panther’s captain Thomas Davis and a plethora of artists and models alike including Money Jay of Akon’s record label Konvict Muzik.  With a candid goal to distribute underground news to the urban communities globally, Leslie’s passion for the black community transcends words and inventive aesthetics through the web.  More so, she wishes to stimulate a movement of millennials and generations thereafter to chase their dreams to no end.

Leslie Monet is on a non-stop mission to invade her reader’s online library with raw, uncut news and unfiltered messages from the greatest artistry around the world. Leslie credits her unmovable drive and focus to her now four-year-old twins who singularly inspire her work as she desires to demonstrate the silver-lining in single parenthood as a blessing in disguise.


tonya-tolson-headshotTonya Tolson,  IG: @prettyzeta 

Tonya Tolson is a native of Trenton, NJ now residing in Charlotte, NC. She has been writing for blogs for several years. Her first published blog was for The Daily Mocha under the leadership of China Osaka. She then moved to North Carolina and began writing for Yes We Rise under Nicole McLean. She is currently new to the Pink Illuminance family.



img_5091Nikki M., IG: @NCMMEDIAGROUP

Nikki M. is an up and coming journalist and the founder of NCM Media Group, a multi-platform blog that primarily covers the latest in sports, news and entertainment. She is also a contributor to our Pink Illuminance blog and will be covering all of the ‘Trending News’ you don’t want to miss.

Born, Nicole McNair, she also goes by the name all of her family and friends have called her all of her life, Nikki. The Boston, MA native graduated from UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in English and a minor in Communications. During her college career, she wrote for the University Times as a staff writer and received “Writer of the Year.”

She has a passion for journalism and loves writing, interviewing and believes everyone has a story to share.

NCM Media Group will be offering:

  1. Exclusive interviews with new music artist, athletes, and business executives
  2. Sports and Entertainment recaps
  3. Collaborations with bloggers and journalists alike in the industry
  4. Women in the sports and entertainment industry

Nikki is known for her infectious smile and real down to earth personality. She is not afraid to take risks and will give you the shirt off her back in a heartbeat.

She is a go-getter, always goes the extra mile and hopes to take the social media world by storm. “I had to finally get out of my comfort zone. Journalism is forever changing and if I want to be regarded as a top tier brand in the industry, I have to think outside the box. I want to motivate people, especially the younger generation, to never stop believing in your dreams and zero in on the moment,” said Nikki.

Her mantra for her brand is exactly that, ‘Zero in on the moment.’ She also added, “too many times people let opportunities pass them by for a number of excuses, but in the end, you have to seize every opportunity that comes your way and makes sense. You never know what lies ahead.”

Nikki enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling as much and as often as she can. Her parents are her heroes and her nephew and brother are her favorite two people in the world (although they can be a pain, lol). She strives to make them proud every chance she gets.

 Special Guest Blogger of the Month

Lakeisha Ross is a Martinsville, VA native who currently resides in Greensboro, NC. She is the mother of two beautiful girls, Taliyah and Toni Skye. Lakeisha who is known by Kei (pronounced Key) began actively blogging December 2015. 

She has been a correspondent for Lets Talk Hip Hop as well as her personal site KeepingupwithKei. She has interviewed Dutchess of Black Ink, Toya Wright, Nia K from the Rap Game and a host of other celebrities. 

LaKeisha is very active with women’s empowerment and has began organizing and hosting Women’s Empowerment Brunch’s. She recently started a multi city tour that will extend through Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Baltimore and Va Beach. 

Her instagram is: crown.me.kei and current blog website is www.keepingupwithkei.com When she is not blogging, Lakeisha is a supervisor with Labcorps Corporate front end billing department. 

Do you love all things entertainment, fashion, sports, technology or business & community?  Find out how to join our team and have your opinions published to our growing audience across the globe.

Email us today with “BLOGGER” in the subject line:  pinkilluminance (at) gmail (dot) com



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