About

I believe in the mess as much as I believe in the masterpiece. I believe that the journey is the destination. I believe in the beauty found in the process. I believe in the rough patches + the tough conversations. I believe that the transforming is the key to the transformation. I believe the in-between places is where the magic happens.


Hey girl hey! I’m Tyshia. The woman in the journey beyond this blog.
God’s Child. Mama + Wife.
Freelance Creative. Wellness Enthusiast.
Girl Boss at Belle Marron.
Urban Education Advocate + Unapologetic Brown Girl.

I think that covers it…for now.


This Brown Queen is a creative outlet I launched back in 2013 that just so happened to change my life. Over the past four years this blog has evolved, it’s given me opportunities I would have never imagined, it’s fell by the wayside as other projects have taken over my life, there was even that time that I had thought I’d outgrown it for good. I guess that’s what happens when you create a blog based off your life. It grows with you.

After taking on many forms, we’re here. A personal lifestyle blog dedicated to the women in the journey. A place where I’m sharing my own as a brown mama which means on any given day, that could be anything from my spiritual musings, deep reflective thoughts, natural beauty finds, plant based eats, parenting triumphs (and trials), and everything in between. Essentially, every piece that makes me whole in body, mind, and soul.


Beyond this blog, I have a deep passion for my community. I love my people and I’m dedicated to doing the work. And I understand that sometimes takes on many different forms. In my city, it’s serving as an education advocate. As a freelance creative it’s providing my expertise in in digital media and content creation to black owned or black focused companies. In my beauty business it’s prayferfully creating a company that not only celebrates women of color, but also employs and gives opportunities to people of the diaspora.

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet. Wanna get to know me outside of my blog? Come say hello on social media, I’m @tyshia_shante everywhere or subscribe to my Youtube channel. For freelance writing inquiries please see my professional site at www.tyshiashante.com.

For Press/Ad/Biz Inquiries email: thisbrownqueen@gmail.com


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14 Comments

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    Lolo
    June 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Congratulations, love your blog so nominated you for the shine on award.
    http://naturalhairess.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/shine-on-awards-naturalhairess-got-nominated/

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    blahnikbaker
    August 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    <3

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    theoneandahalf
    August 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    You’re such a beauty! 😀 And your blog is so cute! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you want to accept it, please visit http://wp.me/p2G9iq-wZ

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      thisbrownqueen
      September 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate your nomination <3

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    Martini
    September 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Looking forward to connecting with you! Love your blog and what you stand for!

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      thisbrownqueen
      September 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks so much! I look forward to connecting with you as well. Bout to head over to your blog now :). Thanks for reading! <3

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    glitzyspritzer
    October 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Love this, my mother told me the sameeeeeeee thing as well. I can already tell you’ll be just fine girlie. Keep up the good work, glad I found your blog!
    http://middayspritzer.com/

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      thisbrownqueen
      October 8, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate that. Happy that you found me and stopped by! Going to check you out now. <3

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    Kayla
    January 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award you can check out all to the details about it in the link below!
    http://msperfectpatty.com/2014/01/17/spreading-a-little-sunshine/

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    lifeofthecollegegraduate
    September 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Well said!

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    Mwihaki
    October 23, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    You rock girl!!

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      thisbrownqueen
      October 24, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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