Blogger Interview | Tonya Cross

  • Who are you? 

I'm Tonya Cross the visionary of Accented Glory. Accented Glory is a handcrafted women's fashion accessory brand. My specialty is natural hair accessory and jewelry designs. My hair accessory designs are created with fabrics and materials that minimize damage to textured hair. My most popular jewelry designs have an Afrocentric vibe. 

  •  What do you blog about? 

I blog about my designs and natural hair. I offer advice on styling with and purchasing hair accessories. My natural hair content includes natural hair care, business, news, and community. 

  • What keeps you inspired? 

Knowing that I'm helping my fellow naturals resolve their hair accessory woes! I also enjoy reading and writing.  I find both to be very therapeutic and relaxing. 

  •  What are some challenges you experience with blogging? 
Blogging consistently. I work a 9-5 and make all my hair accessory and jewelry designs! Needless to say, my time is very limited and I try to maximize every moment.  I have have written some of my greatest blog posts on my lunch break! 😁 I also host annual social campaigns relating to my niche for guest bloggers to help fill my blog calendar. It's a win-win for everyone involved; it provides an opportunity to build relationships and cross promote. 

  •  How do you empower other women? 
I empower women through my natural hair Facebook group Accented Glory Naturals and my organization The Vine Events. Accented Glory Naturals is a platform that allows women to openly share the victories and struggles of their natural hair journey without worries of being judged. I facilitate personal development and small business workshops through The Vine Events. The Vine Events also has an entrepreneur Facebook support group Digital Marketing On A Budget that I manage. In the group I share free and low cost tools and resources that can be used for marketing. 

 Ways to connect with Tonya 

Facebook: Accented Glory
Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest: @AccentedGlory

Facebook: The Vine Event Planning
Instagram and Twitter: @TheVineEvents