My name is Nichelle Stephens. I am a blogger, bookkeeper, connector, editor, event producer and social media strategist. I love cupcakes and I am the co-founder of Cupcakes Take The Cake, the most popular blog about cupcakes. I have been the cupcake expert and editor on About.com for over a year. I like creating niche blogs. I am the founder of Keeping Nickels, a personal finance and business accounting blog for freelancers and entrepreneurs. I am also the founder of lifestyle and pop culture blog, CoolBlkPpl and a local blog, Gnatty Savannah. I now live in Savannah after living in Birmingham, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Harlem and Brooklyn.
I was formerly editor of the NAACP Image Award-winning Pepsi We Inspire, a branded lifestyle blog and community for African-American women. I have consulted for a few tech start-ups including The Sweeten and With Love From Brooklyn. I was a member of New Work City, co-working in New York City.
Since 2010, I have been the co-producer of food blogger conference TECHmunch. My other events that I have produced have included book release parties, clothing swaps, and cupcake socials. For nearly four years, I ran a live stand-up comedy show featuring female performers called Chicks and Giggles. The show got press mentions in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
I enjoy public speaking. I spoke at SXSW Interactive in 2009 and 2010. I have spoken at TECHmunch since 2010. I was one of the keynote speakers at the Rochester Institute of Technology Small Business and Social Media Conference in 2011. I was a keynote speaker at Salon LGBTQ in October 2013. In addition, I have has spoken on conference panels at Blog World Expo (2009), Internet Week NY (2012) and Social Media Week (2012).
I have written for several online and print publications including About.com, AllBusiness.com, Black Table, Fusion, Gothamist, PSFK and WellFED Savannah. I have had television appearances on CNN, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, and The Food Network.
I have been quoted in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Austin Chronicle, Black Enterprise, Comstock’s Entrepreneur, Inc., Life and Style, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News and The New York Times.
Fun fact about me: I hold the record for the longest cupcake kebab.