Editor’s Note: Remember Your Victories!

When life becomes challenging, it’s so easy to forget all of the wins we experience.  This year I’m making it a point to celebrate my victories from last year and beyond; like when I was named one of Essence’s Woke 100 Women for 2017.  The best part about such an honor is knowing it came from a team of amazing Black women!  It was a reminder for me to keep doing what I’m doing to honor Black women as well. I was so excited to see Essence continue with the #Woke100 this year. What an important batch of honorees! When we uplift one another, there’s no better feeling.




Photo: @shotbybank
Dress: Visantine Collective, available @thenarativ/ @tntconceptstore

Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola


Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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