Season 2 Episode 02 | Stevona Elem-Rogers

BECAUSE
BLACK WOMEN ARE FOR GROWN UPS
#BWAFGU


Black women make the world go round. If a place is successful, there is a black woman putting in that work and time...so you will let me wear my damn hair how i wanna wear it because this place will fall apart without me and you know it.
— Stevona Elem-Rogers

Lowlight | Candles | Incense - check!

I knew from the very first moment Stevona and I exchanged emails that we would just vibe in this episode. After conversing with her during this interview, I was left adequately energized, looking for something to create. It wasn't enough to wind down the way I usually do after I record these interviews and call it a night. No. I needed to DO something.

And that's because Stevona's energy is a superbly concentrated air of black female empowerment. You cannot help but be set alight after experiencing a source of energy like this.

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#TLMUSE03

STEVONA ELEM-ROGERS

BLACK WOMEN ARE FOR GROWN UPS
Creator | Activist | Writer

NEW ORLEANS

Listed as one of Refinery29's 20 Black Women You Need To Know Right Now, Stevona's Black Women Are For Grown Ups mantra (lovingly shortened by the people to #BWAFGU) is an inspiring life campaign born to lift and power-up the stories of women of color to the front, forever. Period.

With a Black Panther mother and a successful black grocer father, Stevona was raised in a household where the black aesthetic reigned supreme through Toni Morrison books and Al Farrakhan tapes; no doubt influencing the powerfully poised person she is today.

Because I know her #BWAFGU merchandise is sought-after and often limited edition, The Texture Lounge has partnered with Black Women Are For Grown Ups to make the T-shirts available TO YOU for purchase for a limited time. Spread the message; get yourself and a girlfriend, sister, mother, aunty, cousin one too right here before they go out of stock. Trust me, it has happened to me before; I don't want you to miss out. Pre-order yours here.

THE COOL BLAST ROUND

TL: Are you a planner or wing it kinda girl?
SER: Wing it

TL: First thing you do when you wake up.
SER: Open my windows [laughs]

TL: Name 3 creatives you want to work with
SER: Missy Elliott - she's still so poppin' after all these years (listen to the episode for the other two!)

TL: Favourite beauty product
SER: Right now, I'm really in love with Rose water; and I mix it with witchhazel.

TL: Spicy food or not so spicy?
SER: Super spicy!

For the rest of the Cool Blast Round, scroll up and hit the play button.