Leslie Monét – Founder IG: @pinkilluminance
Leslie Monet, is a seasoned media producer and entertainment journalist native to the Connecticut territory and currently domiciled near Atlanta metro area. Her writing has evolved over the years after writing with the likes of The Source Magazine, TheRichest.com and her own platform Pink Illuminance™️, she has garnered over 12 years of publishing.
With a chief goal to distribute ‘the good news’ to underrepresented communities globally, Leslie’s passion for uplifting melanated people, transcends words. More so, she wishes cultivate and inspire true movement of her peers, and generations thereafter, towards chasing their dreams to no end, however, aligning them with their soul’s purpose.
Leslie Monet is on a non-stop mission to enlighten her readers about the importance of self-knowing by way of astrology and cosmology. As of 2021 she has incorporated horoscopes and Astro-Interpretation into her articles and offers private readings via zoom and phone.
Leslie credits her drive and focus to her posterity (eleven-year-old twins, 5 and 1 year old girls), who are instrumental in inspiring her work as she desires to leave a legacy and honor her foremothers and fathers by embodying one’s true self as purely as possible.
Tonya Tolson – Contributor, IG: @prettyzeta
Tonya 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 has been with the Pink Illuminance family since 2016.
Dominique Clark – East Coast Editor, IG: @Iam_DClark
Dominique is a multi-talented Relationship Expert & Coach, Entertainment Journalist, Author, and Host with years of experience empowering influencers and professionals across the country in intentional dating and building healthy relationships. Known for her signature “self-worth first” approach in matching and coaching her clients, Dominique has quickly become the go to Relationship Expert nation wide and has been seen on The CW, SHEEN Magazine, BOSSIP and the Huffington Post to name a few, and has contributed her expertise to tv programs on networks such as WE TV.
After the release of her bestselling book, She’s Valuable (But Does She Know It?) and leading talks across the country, Dominique gained notoriety as a public speaker and must have keynote for women audiences.
Dominique has worked on camera and hosted celebrity red carpets and interviews for outlets such as TV One, the NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, the American Black Film Festival and ESSENCE Music Festival.
Dominique resides in Charlotte, NC with her two beautiful girls and husband whose been her partner in life since the age of 16.
Special Guest Blogger – (RIP) 🕊️ Kei Ross
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.
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