Krissy Lewis is a freelance writer, content creator, and explorer from New York, but she currently calls Atlanta home. When she's not writing for other publications or traveling the world, she inspires women to look good, feel good, and do good through beauty and inspiration on her blog. Keep up with Krissy on social media @iamkrissylewis or check out her blog at
Lately I've been feeling the pressure of making my side hustle my MAIN hustle, maximizing my time, and building a community. I've even made it a point to make sure I'm creating content everyday and posting on the 'gram. My thinking was that I should use whatever time I had available to create content, working on my brand every minute I get. I say all this to say, passion, a little insecurity, and impatience will drive you into work overload if you let it.
From Brazil to New York City, Beleza Natural Institute is raising the bar in the natural hair industry by creating a new way to maintain your natural mane. Beleza Natural was founded by two curly-haired Afro-Latinas — Leila Velez and Zica Assis during a time where it was a struggle for these women to find hair services that provided the proper treatment of curly hair textures. An even bigger struggle was trying to find the right products. Trial and error as well as experiencing a lack of products is something that we can all relate to when it comes to maintaining our hair, right?
The beauty of life is that anything can happen at any moment, and you can count on the journey to help you gain perspective and strength to deal with it. When I was 21 years old, I was officially diagnosed with generalized epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal activity in the brain, seizures, and loss of consciousness.