Vanessa Bell is a parenting and lifestyle writer based in Southern California with a heart for raising resilient, multiracial children. On DeSuMama.com, 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 to be confident and resilient. 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 (biracial parenting and Latino Christmas traditions), Babble.com, BabyZone.com, eHow.com and latinamom.me. 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.
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 include: Barilla, Avocados from Mexico, Britax, Step2, Cricket Wireless, Hershey, among others. She is also a proud 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-know conferences, such as BlogHer 2014, SITS Women Get Social 2014, Niche Parent 2013, and #WeAllGrow Summit, to educate rising bloggers on the importance of using visual storytelling to create community and develop a brand voice online.
Partnering with De Su Mama and Multiracial Moms
DeSuMama.com offers opportunities to brands and organizations that want to connect with multiracial and Latina moms. Want to know how we can 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. Long term partnerships are given preference. However, arrangements for smaller campaigns can be discussed. Please fill out the contact form below or email Vanessa at: vanessa @ desumama.com to inquire.
Review/Giveaway – If you feel your product serves the unique needs of DeSuMama.com’s highly niche audience of Latina and multiracial moms, please send product information via the contact form or email. Review, giveaway or inclusion in gift guides will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please remember that we give preference to only the most relevant products and services for our readers. This ensures the highest engagement on DeSuMama.com and better results for your brand as well.
Freelance Assignments/ Book Proposal Request – Vanessa is an avid writer and passionate about parenting resilient children, multiracial families and experiencing culture through food and travel. She is available upon request and able to deliver relevant, search engine optimized content that can help you to 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 to my readers. Please see my disclosure policy for details. Also, links within sponsored posts and paid promotions will strictly be “no follow” according to Google guidelines.
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