Feature of the Week: The Fourtress

1) Who are you?
  • Kiara Bass: Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Kiara Bass works as a Fashion Coordinator for contemporary brands in NYC. She's an avid listener of podcasts and enjoys reading up on social and tech trends. Kiara is also a alumna of Hampton University where she studied public relations and sociology. Her favorite part of being a part of the Fourtress is "bonding daily with three other black women to create great content." 
  • Tierra Taylor: Tierra Taylor is the Creative Assistant at ESSENCE Magazine. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Syracuse University, and is a Sin City native, matcha lover, and tv/entertainment guru. She is excited about the space that she helped create with her roommates because it exemplifies what dynamic content women of color can create together and encourages more to do so.
  • London Coleman-Williams: Helming from the Mile High City, London works in the world of digital marketing in the Big Apple. As an Associate Manager of PR and Social Media, she works on a variety of lifestyle brands and personalities in the the entertainment, fashion, hospitality space and culinary. She's a lover of quotes, finds happiness in interior design and believes a good heel is always the answer. A proud alumna of Hampton University, she received her B.A. in Strategic Communications and Marketing. Her favorite part of The Fourtress is that it's a space for women of color made by women of color, "it showcases black women and their glow up, allowing girls that look like us to feel a part of the process, I love that."
  • Candice Frank: Candice Elle Frank is a media enthusiast from Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently the Social Media Coordinator for ABC daytime's talk show "The View." She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Television Production and minor degrees in Spanish and IT Management. She loves dancing, traveling, and anything Beyonce! "I love being a part of The Fourtress because it celebrates the black woman. As a black woman in her 20s, the "glow up" has been quite the journey — amazing, yet often complicated (a true learning experience). The Fourtress recognizes this journey and highlights its beauty while instilling confidence in young black queens. It's been brightening my view on life at this age and makes me more appreciative of the journey every day."
2) What is your blog, program, agency, organization about? When did it start?
Funny enough we were sitting on the couch one weekend (wine in hand), and just started talking about influencers, black women, our growth and the social media space as a whole - the end result was deciding to dive head first into creating a social space created for women of color, by women of color, that would not only highlight our journey, but also encourage others to join with us. It was born out pure spontaneity, dope black women...and wine, you cannot discount the wine.

3) What is your mission? Why do you feel strongly about this particular area of interest? 
Through the journey of four roommates, The Fourtress is a specially curated space that inspires, empowers, and unifies women of color to fulfill their purpose and stand in their power.

4) If someone asked for your feedback on how to live their best life? What would your response be in one sentence?
Living your best life means living for you and your happiness, not being afraid to glow and share your magic, and going after everything you want and deserve.

5) How and where can people find more information about you?
Follow us at @thefourtress_ or shoot us an email at info@thefourtress.com !