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Hey, there! Welcome to BooksandBigHair!

About Me: 

I’m India! A 26-year-old Southern Belle who came back down south after living in NYC and working at HBO. My day job is in Social Media, and my passion is writing. I LOVE to write – I’m agented and am working on a couple of fiction projects. I’m a Freelance Writer as well – my words have been in Teen Vogue, Essence, Sesi Mag, and The Everygirl.

I’m engaged! My boyfriend of 8 years proposed October 27, 2017 in a park overlooking the Manhattan Skyline. You can read more about the wedding planning by clicking on the wedding tab of this blog.

I LOVE to read, and I love talking about what I’ve read on my YouTube channel, where I have 5k subscribers!

My hair is thick, wild, and almost untameable, which I love. I was featured in Seventeen Magazine for it in 2013! I chopped off all of my chemically straightened hair that same year to grow my kinks and curls back the healthy way. I’ll NEVER chemically straighten my hair again.

About the Blog:

BooksandBigHair came from my BookTube, (or Book-Related YouTube) Channel. I felt it was the perfect representation of me! I (obviously) have big hair, I love to read, and I’m currently writing my own books. Most posts will probably be writing related, but expect posts on other aspects of my life as well!

Fun Facts:

I’m a Christian, and Jesus is the center of my life! Matthew 5:16 is my favorite Bible verse. I love the idea that we can be a light to the World, and I am passionate about doing so through my writing.

Beyoncé is my favorite artist of all time. I’ve written so many articles explaining why.

I’ll take an Iced Chai Latte, a bag of Flamin’ Hot Fries, or a bowl of pasta anyway of week (though, maybe not all at once.)

So, kick your feet up, grab a cup of tea, and enjoy the blog! I hope I inspire you to follow your dreams, write that book, take that chance, or at the very least, recommend you a good book to read!

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  • Wedding reads! The first is from one of my favorite authors ever, @morgamat. I’m so excited that her newest book is wedding themed! The second is my agent-mate, @jasminepics! I’ve heard amazing things about this one! I can’t wait to dig into both. 🤗
  • Friday feels 😏 #jumpingthebrown
  • Swipe left for non-spoilery thoughts on #BlackPanther. In short, it was amazing. Inspiring. Deep. And as someone who has seen almost EVERY Marvel movie, the absolute best! There were so many themes, great costumes, acting and that score!!! Ugh! I’m also so proud to see a fellow South Carolinian (Chadwick Boseman) on the big screen! ✊🏽 #WakandaForever
  • Doing what we love with who we love. 📖🥁#jumpingthebrown
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! 😍❤️Im sharing our engagement photos on my blog today! It was so hard to narrow down my faves! 🤗 #jumpingthebrown #8yearsin
  • Rainy Writing Wednesdays ☔️📝
  • Black Love in #BlackHistoryMonth 💗 a little sneak peek of our engagement photos! Can’t believe we’re less than 100 days away from saying I do! #JumpingTheBrown 👰🏽🤵🏽
  • Entering #blackhistorymonth with The Belles by @brownbookworm! I was told to have sweets on hand while reading this - luckily I have some leftover from wedding cake testing! Just started this and loving it already. 💗 #TheBelles