Yes. This is a “Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle blog,” but it is also so much more. It is a personal diary. A guide. A travel log. This blog is a chronicle of all that I have been, all that I am now, and even all that I strive to be, told through the lens of something most of us girls can relate to:
fashion and beauty.
Growing up, I found myself surrounded by people who looked nothing like me. I spent the entirety of my childhood and adolescence in private preparatory schools. In 2013 I graduated from Dartmouth College, an Ivy League institution in New Hampshire. I looked through magazines to find that pages featuring faces like mine were few and far between. A huge part of my journey has been trying to find and develop my identity: one that is different and unique, but not entirely defined by difference.
I have always been different. Because I have always been a woman. And black. Because I have a long and “unpronounceable” name. But there has always been more to me than that, and by asserting this fact about myself I hope to empower women who can identify with my story to do the same.
Maha means “woman with beautiful eyes,” and Maven means “expert” or “connoisseur.”
Beautiful. Intelligent. Inspired.
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