Abiola Abrams

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Abiola Abrams
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Abiola Abrams in New York
Born Abiola Wednesday Abrams
(1976-07-29) July 29, 1976 (age 38)
Nationality American
Occupation author, filmmaker, TV personality
Known for Television talking head, books, blogging, Video blogging
Website
www.abiolatv.com

Abiola Abrams (born July 29, 1976) is an American self-empowerment expert, TV host, internet personality, personal coach, motivational speaker and author.[1][2] Her advice columns on topics such as relationships and self-worth include “Intimacy Intervention” on Essence.com [3] and “Abiola’s Love Class” on MommyNoire.com.[4] She is the author of self-esteem advice guide The Official Bombshell Handbook: The 13 Sacred Secrets of Feminine Power [5] and Dare, a love story retelling of Faust set in the hip hop world. Abrams is also the creator of a lifestyle blog and web video series at AbiolaTV.com.

Personal[edit]

She is a first generation Guyanese-American who was raised in New York City. Abrams attended the Brearley School. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts.[6]

Abrams is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Abrams was a featured speaker at Alycia Kaback's NYC Women's Empowerment Summit.[7] Abrams is a certified life coach.

Writing[edit]

In June 1999, Ms. Magazine published a series of articles by lady writers arguing from three generations of women whether Lewinsky's behavior had any meaning for feminism. Abrams was featured[8] along with Susan Jane Gilman,[9] and sexologist Susie Bright.[10]

Abrams is an author, columnist and blogger in the self-help and love fields. She gives advice on sites such as Match.com,[11] gURL.com [12] and Yahoo! Shine.[13] Black Enterprise Magazine named her site one of the top African American lifestyle blogs.[14] Her first writing project, “Goddess City” an empowerment play produced at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture [15] was published in the anthology Say Word! by the University of Michigan Press.[16]

Dare (ISBN 1-4165-4166-7, ISBN 978-1-4165-4166-0), Abiola Abrams' debut novel, was published by Simon and Schuster on December 11, 2007.[1]

Her writing is featured in playwright/activist Eve Ensler's current anthology A Memory, A Monologue a Rant and A Prayer (ISBN 978-0-345-49791-8) alongside such writers as Maya Angelou, Edward Albee, Alice Walker, and Edwidge Danticat.

In addition, essays by Abiola Abrams will be featured in the upcoming anthologies Behind the Bedroom Door, edited by Paula Derrow, and Dirty Words: An Encyclopedia of Sex, edited by Ellen Sussman. Abiola Abrams is the founder of The Goddess Factory, a fun, inspirational movement to motivate and empower primarily women, but also people of all backgrounds, culturally, emotionally, politically and sexually. In addition to her personal blog she writes for several publications and websites.

Television and Film[edit]

Highline Ballroom in Manhattan hosting web TV show.

Abrams is a lifestyle and relationship coach currently giving advice on TV talk shows such as the CW Network’s “The Bill Cunningham Show.” [17] She appeared on WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values” as herself, interviewing reality star Tamar Braxton for her web TV YouTube talk show.[18] Abrams also talks about the rules of dating on the Centric show “Him and Her Rules” also featuring Claudia Jordan, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Dr. Michelle Callahan.[19] Abrams also filmed an episode of Meghan McCain’s Pivot (TV channel) series, “Raising McCain” named “The Death of Romance” along with comic writer Phoebe Robinson.[20]

Abiola Abrams was a BBC Entertainment Correspondent from 2011 to 2012 and former host of The Best Shorts,[1] Black Entertainment Television's (BET) indie film showcase and competition from 2006 to 2008.[2] Abiola also appeared on My Two Cents, a panel-style show also on her network's Centric, formerly BET J. She has hosted or co-hosted such shows as the syndicated The Source: All Access, Source Magazine's hip hop show, and Chat Zone, an HBO interstitial talk show billed as Politically Incorrect for the MTV set, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a part of his red carpet interview coverage of The 2007 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

In Spring 2009, she was featured as the overly selective "Miss Picky," an advice columnist and one of the eight single women seeking love on VH1's reality television show Tough Love. In Spring 2011 she starred as a Dating Empowerment Coach helping a geeky teenager find love and become a Ladies Man on MTV's reality television show Made. In addition she has guest starred on TV series such as Law & Order and soap opera All My Children and appears as a pop culture talking head on networks such as FOX. Her mini-films, documentaries, and plays have been shown and performed in galleries, festivals, theaters, and museums throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Abiola Abrams Biography". Simon & Schuster. 
  2. ^ a b "The Biography". AbiolaAbrams.com. 
  3. ^ Essence.com Intimacy-Intervention
  4. ^ MommyNoire.com Abiola’s Love Class
  5. ^ Bombshell Handbook Sacred Secrets of Feminine Power
  6. ^ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International Membership Directory. 2004. p. 2. 
  7. ^ Iglesias, Tracy. "NYC Women's Empowerment Summit 2011 recap!". Ascending Butterfly. Tracy Iglesias. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Adams, Abiola Wendy (June 1999). "Dear Monica". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Gilman, Susan Jane (June 1999). "Oral Report". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Bright, Susie (June 1999). "The Beauty and the Brains". Ms. Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Match.com Dating Experts
  12. ^ Gurl.com Teen Advice for Lesbian Rumors
  13. ^ Yahoo Shine Home Bacon
  14. ^ Black Enterprise Magazine Black-Blogger
  15. ^ New York Public Library NYPL
  16. ^ University of Michigan Press Michigan Publishing
  17. ^ Bill Cunningham show Show Blogger:Abiola Abrams
  18. ^ Tamar Braxton Talks Love and War
  19. ^ Miss Claudia Jean Media Kit
  20. ^ Meghan McCain Lifestyle Expert

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