Hello, friend!

I’m Ayana, a Tampa-based lifestyle influencer. I started my blog on a whim after finding myself with a lot of free time in 2017. It’s evolved into a career, which I’m eternally grateful for. Since launching my blog, I’ve worked with dozens of brands in lifestyle, health, and food verticals, including Neutrogena, AdventHealth, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s. I was also named 2019 Lifestyle Influencer of the Year by the InfluenceHer Collective.  Interested in collaborating? Feel free to send my manager an email with more information!

I graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 determined to make a name for myself in print journalism. Unfortunately, I didn’t liked it very much, which is one of the reasons I launched a podcast about career journeys and what it means to have a dream job.

In June 2019, my husband Vagner and I found out that we were going to have a baby boy. We lost him to trisomy 18, and I’ve written extensively about miscarriage and pregnancy loss awareness. In August 2020, we welcomed a perfect baby girl who is a handful in all the best ways. Most of my blog content is pretty light-hearted, but I share extensively about racial injustice and mental health on my Instagram account.

I shoot most of my pictures myself, although some are taken with the help of a photographer. The ones I take myself are shot with a Canon EOS R and Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens. I edit all of my pictures in Adobe Lightroom, and I’ve written about how I come up with poses and how I edit my photos.

Thanks for visiting!