A few days ago, my girls Ashley Gee and Oneika Mays (soft) launched their lifestyle website, AOinspiration.com, and I couldn’t be prouder!
You must know that a few months ago, A&O was just a concept Ashley and Oneika were throwing around.
But fast forward and now it’s a living, breathing, full-fledged website/brand, offering inspirational stories, articles and posts about healthy living, travel & leisure, natural hair and beauty and more.
The tagline of A&O, “Discover Inspiration” is an extension of the spirit with which the Mays sisters (yes, they’re sisters) undertook this endeavor.
Not content to be another online destination hawking this, that and the third to visitors to the site, A&O aspires to be a brand that provides more than just regurgitated bits of information.
Today, for example, there was a delicious recipe for brown rice stir fry that Oneika made (and wrote about), and a travel post on the Dominican Republic, from Ashley’s recent trip with her husband Grant.
A&O offers more than just tips on healthy living and travel, though.
Their Thoughts & Opinions section addresses diverse topics, from hip hop to activism, love to racism and everything in between.
The Mind & Body section speaks to the spiritual and reflective side.
If you haven’t yet, I strongly recommend that you check them out.
While a large part of the editorial content is driven by Ashley and Oneika, they’ve got a tight team of strong writers, each lending their unique voices to A&O.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that their site was designed by Websignia, the Newark-based creative agency.
I was part of A&O’s search committee, and Websignia bested a field of talented developers to become A&Os agency of record.
Dal, I’d appreciate small unmarked bills, thank you very much.
And I’ve heard through the grapevine that they’re hosting a launch party soon.
There are lots of websites and blogs out there, vying for your attention, so I’m sure reading about yet another, is only but so exciting.
A&O is different.
But don’t take my word for it.
Check them out and see for yourself.
I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
And if you are, I don’t want to hear about it! These are my girls damn it!
Now go get inspired!