Whether it’s through lifestyle, fashion, or beauty – influencers have created a new wave and have become leading voices during these times to promote what they believe. Especially now, with the state of where our world is, influencers from across the nation have stepped up to the plate to express their feelings and lift others by using their platform. Black influencers are doing what they can during this time to implement change, protest, and amplify their own voices. We know there’s a growing list of black influencers as each day passes but we wanted to highlight ten of our favorite influencers across the globe who are doing their part to advocate and educate others during our current state.

Tyla-Lauren Gilmore

Tyla-Lauren Gilmore known as a beauty influencer taking the industry by storm, this influencer has over 130K followers on Instagram and it’s clear to see why. A true beaut and a fashionista at the same time, she’s truly a jack of all trades.

Jourdana Phillips

Jourdana is an influencer and model at the same dang time! Her beauty inspo’ posts on her Instagram give us so much life and ontop of that, she’s always gracefully showcasing minimal fashion, which we can always appreciate.

Arlissa Ruppert

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Can we take a moment to just appreciate how stunning Arlissa is? she’s a British superstar who has collaborated with our favorite artists such as Nas and BTS. She’s a true style icon and even a blook club curator!

Temiloluwa Otedola

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Popularly known as Temi, this infuencer was born in Nigeria and raised in London. She loves all lifestyle things such as beauty, art, and fashion. She’s even the blogger behind JTO fashion (Just Temi Otedola).

Tamu McPherson

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As we inch closer to the new season, I wanted to put together a Summer Whites edit for you from my closet. These looks, with the exception of one, are pieces that I wear every year. That I’ve worn in Milan, Jamaica and East Hampton. I recall so many great memories in each, and I look forward to creating many more in them. Do you have a favorite Summer white look? Do you attend all-white themed Summer parties? Happy Memorial Day Weekend Pretty Birds. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear your masks and wash your hands. The pandemic is still a real and serious threat to lives across the globe. P.S. the background is my humble attempt at creating a postcard from the Amalfi coast for you. Set design approved by my artistic consultant Matilda Tyson (@anjattyson) Music: “Smooth Operator” by queen Sade #repeatit #atpbrepeatit

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She’s a Jamaica-born, New York-rasied influencer highlighting all things fashion. In addition, she is the founder of All The Pretty Birds that includes ethnic fashion and wellness.

Grace F Victory

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Another morning, another opportunity to RISE 🌱

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If you don’t know Grace then you’re surely missing out. She is perhaps one of the most popular United Kingdom bloggers/YouTubers out there. People look at her as “the internet’s big sister.” She’s always honest when it comes to life in general including body positivity and even sex talk. She has two documentaries and a book titled No Filter out. We can’t wait to see how far she’ll go!

Char Ellesse

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v appreciative of all you new followers, due to wanting to diversify your feed, but i do want to reiterate that i am not a qualified educator. everything that you see on my page comes from the perspective of a queer black woman, which you can all learn from. but i am multifaceted, and being a marginalised person speaking on my lived experiences is what i do naturally, but it isn’t all that i am. i hope that you’re able to enjoy all of me in all of my multifaceted glory, and continue to support my content even if it isn’t a post directly being a resource of helping you navigate dismantling your yt privilege. i stay keeping it real, and refuse to shrink myself for the comfort of my oppressors. my DMs are not a place for your yt guilt diary entries, and the comment sections aren’t a forum, so please refrain from doing either because i have no qualms regarding deleting shit to keep this a safe space. you’re not here by accident though, so i do hope that you take the opportunity to feel uncomfortable at times and learn something. w love, char x

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Char truly needs no introduction. She’s the founder of girlswillbeboys – a series that includes short films including conversations of gender-assigned roles. She’s not only educational but has such a contagious energy that we love.

Stephanie Yeboah

Stephanie is a London-based content creator who hits topics on body positivity, self-love, and even provides us with inspo’ for our wardrobe. She addresses those hard-hitting topics most people don’t dare to discuss. Her debut book, Fattily Ever After is set to release in September. You can pre-order today by clicking here.

Kelly Augustine

We love a hard working influencer and naturally, Kelly Augustine was one of the first to come to mind. She has over eight years of experience blogging and even founded her own multi-brand called August Raye. August Raye supports small brands that offer sizes 10 and up.

Simone Mariposa

Model and blogger, it’s clear that Simone is passionate about many things in life. She loves fashion, wellness, travel, and much more. She’s made quite the name for herself by creating a space for her followers where they can feel uplifted no matter their size.



Featured Image by Solo | obtained on the official Instagram of Tyla-Lauren Gilmore