feminista kennedy  AUTHOR/BLOGGER ERICA KENNEDY FOUND DEAD AT 42

Popular black writer and blogger, Erica Kennedy has died…….

Erica Kennedy, an author and blogger best known for popular novels Feminista and Bling, has died. She resided in Miami Beach, Florida and was 42 years old at the time of her death, according to a family member.  Additional details on the circumstances are not available yet.

A former fashion publicist, Kennedy started her writing career as a special correspondent for the New York Daily News. She went on to write about fashion and entertainment for magazines such as Vibe, In Style, Paper and Elle UK, according to her website.

In 2004 she published a satire on the high stakes world of hip-hop with her debut novel Bling, which went on to become a New York Times best-seller. Five years later she released her second novel, Feminista, a story about smart, modern women. Fellow author Rebecca Walker interviewed Kennedy for The Root in 2009.

We will hear much more about what happened in the future but as someone who archives and talks about “the bombastic brilliance of Black Twitter,” I found myself scrolling through Erica Kennedy’s timeline and laughing, smiling and crying. She was young, beautiful, talented, brilliant, all of that. Erica arrived on Twitter, initially, as @Feminista09 and then moved to @ericajk

Via The Root

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