Vanessa Bell is a parenting and lifestyle writer based in Southern California with a heart for raising resilient, multiracial children. Vanessa combines her bicultural Cuban-American roots with her husband’s African-American heritage to cultivate a multiracial family legacy. Together, she and her husband parent two mixed race children.
DeSuMama.com is a place to build a legacy of multiracial motherhood through the exploration of identity, food culture, travel and documentation of parenthood through her unique experiences and perspectives.
An Award-Winning Latina Blogger, Vanessa’s work has been featured on expert parenting sites, including The Huffington Post (on biracial parenting and Latino Christmas traditions), eHow.com, LandoMoms.com (a division of Land o’ Frost) and latinamom.me. Vanessa’s travel adventures have been used as organic storytelling for platforms such as Toyota’s Family Trails and other travel brands to enduce engagement. She has also developed original, Latino-inspired recipes for General Mill’s Que Rica Vida.
Vanessa has appeared as an on-air representative for Disney’s BabyZone on Good Morning America and featured on the Yahoo! front page and Yahoo! Shine on a weekly basis.
Vanessa’s professional photography received the highest recognition by the blogging community in BlogHer’s 2017 VOTY (Voices of the Year) Award in the EyeCandy Genre. In 2014, De Su Mama was named one of the Best Latina Bloggers by Latina Magazine and a Favorite Mom Blogger of the notable online publication, mom.me. In addition, Vanessa was honored as part of Disney’s Babble Top 100 Bloggers of 2013 and, less than a year after launching De Su Mama, Vanessa was again recognized as one of the 10 Best Latina Mom Bloggers by Latina Magazine in 2012. She has also been recognized as a Top Bloguera by LATISM for several years in a row.
As a blogger and founder of De Su Mama, Vanessa collaborates with top level brands through ambassadorships that aim to reach her niche audience of Latina and multiracial moms. A sample of such brands: Barilla, Avocados from Mexico, Britax, Step2, Cricket Wireless, Hershey, among others. She also served as a Walmart Mom, a selected group of 22 mom bloggers nationwide.
As an expert in parent blogging, Vanessa has been sought after to speak at well-known conferences, such as BlogHer, SITS Women Get Social and, #WeAllGrow Summit, to educate rising bloggers on the importance of using visual storytelling to create community and develop a brand voice online.
Let’s Work Together!
DeSuMama.com offers opportunities to brands and organizations that want to connect with multiracial and Latina moms. How exactly can we work together? Here are a few ideas:
Brand Ambassador – De Su Mama represents a few, select brands each year by way of brand/product ambassadorships. Please fill out the contact form below or email Vanessa at: vanessa @ desumama.com to inquire.
Instagram Micro-Blogging and Takeovers – Compelling photography combined with storytelling is a passion of mine. If your brand is looking for a dynamic and original voice to partner with, De Su Mama is your outlet.
Freelance Assignments – For brands needing timely, search engine optimized content that can reach a diverse base of Latina and multiracial moms. Web-based and print opportunities are both welcome. For rates and writing samples, please inquire via the form below or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note: Proper disclosures of brand relationships will always be made. Please see my disclosure policy for details. Also, links within sponsored posts and paid promotions will be “no follow” according to Google guidelines.
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