I’m Ayana, a lifestyle influencer based in Tampa Bay, Florida. I started my blog on a whim after finding myself with a lot of free time while bouncing back from a job layoff. 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? Email me.

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 2019, my husband Vagner and I found out that we were going to have a baby boy. I lost the pregnancy due to trisomy 18, and I’ve written extensively about miscarriage and pregnancy loss awareness. The next year, we welcomed our daughter.

I’ve written for a variety of publications, including Glamour Magazine, the Washington Post, and Bustle. I’ve been interviewed by outlets like Buzzfeed, WBUR, the New York Times, and CBS News. If you’re an editor who wants to connect, shoot me a note at hello@ayanalage.com.

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