SwagHer Magazine and Media is a lifestyle, cultural, empowerment magazine and media source both online and print founded in 2010 in Baton Rouge, LA. Initially, what began as an online platform for women of color, SwagHer expanded to a print format in 2014, which carried more exclusive content and headline stories. With major visibility in the Atlanta market, SwagHer relocated its headquarters to keep up with the demand but later moved back to the Baton Rouge area, where it is today.Â Then following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille in 2016 and seeing there was a need for the presence of Black women, supporting Black men, we soon turned our focus to uplifting the Black community as a whole.
SwagHer Magazine has experienced growth in our virtual teams by adding Brand Ambassadors, Contributors, Media Personalities and a lifestyle podcast, Theories & Thoughts. As growth continues, SwagHer has made it a point to serve our community, tell the untold stories of those who may not have any other platform, and to honor those who do. We have adopted the tagline, ‘Our Stories, Our Struggles, Our Success’, as a way of saying, By us For Us. As a prominent media source for our community, we share stories that matter to us, that uplift and celebrate US. Through the years we have featured iconic features such as the former Vice President of Lockheed Martin, Shan Cooper, celebrities such as Angel McCoughtry, Priscilla Shirer, Kandi Burruss-Tucker, David Banner, Leandria Johnson, and Tami Roman, etc.
Aside from creating content, SwagHer Magazine also acts as a PR and branding boutique providing services to small business owners. SwagHer Magazine and Media is published by Fancy’s Thoughts, LLC. Francheska Felder is the Editor In Chief/Publisher.
Francheska “Fancy” Felder: Francheska “Fancy” Felder is a quiet Southern, media mogul in the making. In 2010, she launched SwagHer Magazine, an empowerment and lifestyle publication for the progressive Black community.
Fancy’s passion for all things creative combined with her love for writing, Black culture, and business guided her to also offer her public relations, creative, and branding services, making the magazine more of a media boutique having its own subscription clients as well as advertisers, hence why the name changed to SwagHer Magazine & Media.
SwagHer Magazine uses positive media and storytelling to create new narratives and mindsets around Black people, their communities, and the businesses and organizations they lead.
The Mississippi native is also one half of Theories & Thoughts Podcast, a discussion-driven show that tackles Black issues and taboo subjects with a kitchen table talk feel, which she hosts with Arnya T.M. Davis.
The former teen mom graduated from Southwest Mississippi Community College with her associate’s in marketing management and studied mass communications with a focus in public relations from Southern University A&M College.
Jarmel Roberson: Jonathan Jarmel Roberson is known as the go-to person for getting your business exposure and he has even been awarded for his work. As the Vice President of Marketing for SwagHer Magazine & Media LLC, he assists clients with marketing, press, and other career opportunities. Jarmel is a native of Zachary, Louisiana, a husband of 16 years, and dad to two beautiful daughters, who currently resides in Houston, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys sports and caring for his many family pets.
Brianna Brown: Briana Brown is a social media strategist from Augusta, GA. She got her start in the social media world while attending Valdosta State University, where she obtained Bachelors in psychology. Her career in social media continued while attending Augusta University, where she obtained a Masters in public administration. In 2020, she launched her social media management agency where she has been able to work with major brands, city organizations, as well as local businesses.
Porsche Gregory: Porsche “Porsche Lua” Gregory is an experienced social media/communications manager, writer, actress, and YouTuber. She graduated from Georgia State University, where she majored in Communications, Journalism, and Theatre. Driven by her creative spirit, she takes pride in providing the best work possible. As Communications Manager, her goals include developing internal and external communications and creating modern and compelling brand images.
Christina Woodard: Christina Woodard was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. She is passionate about all things related to writing, investigation, family, and crime and hopes in the future to put those passions to good use by becoming an author and paralegal. She is currently the Magazine Manager at SwagHer Magazine and Media. You can find her on Instagram @cstina.nicole.
Kaitlan Darby: Kaitlan Darby is a graduate of UL Lafayette. She has a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in promotional management. She is a publicist, writer, and aspiring actress. She is the founder of Black Mamba Creative, which is her creative arts/services outlet.
LinkedIn: Kaitlan Darby
Anika Ennett: Anika Ennett is the Owner/Editor of Writing Into The Blue, LLC. Anika is also a published author who focuses on helping women find their voices through their own writing.
Tahyira Savanna: Tahyira is a lifestyle journalist and writer. Her interests include human stories and introspection. She interviews everyday people doing their part to make our world a happier place. Follow her on Twitter @TAsterisk and Instagram @iletthegoodtimesroll
Brittany Passion: Brittany Passion is a CEO, radio personality, talent scout, model and actress who believes in letting your purpose drive your passion. Her company, The Passion Xperience has teamed up with SwagHer Magazine to bring you a fresh new series that allows creatives, industry moguls and more, to open up, explore and inspire. More Than A Pretty Face is a motivational series for beautifully complicated queens to share their stories and encourage others to be authentic and unapologetic.
Malcolm Anderson: Malcolm Anderson is a Cum Laude graduate of Reinhardt University. From the beginning of his education, the ideas of creativity and ever-expanding curiosity were instilled in him. He loves working with children and helping them believe that they can do anything they put their mind to, a lesson he was taught from an early age. Although his focus is on Sports Media, Malcolm has been writing for various mediums over the past few years and aims to expand his repertoire in efforts to reach as many people as possible.
Vince Smith: Vince D’Writer was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Purdue University. While working as a Sports Recruiter, Vince D’Writer wrote a how-to guide that explained the recruiting process about obtaining an athletic scholarship. Developing a passion for writing, he transitioned to writing urban fiction books and becoming a contributor to multiple media outlets.
Chandra Gore: Chandra Gore, Publicist and Consultant assists businesses with building successful and profitable businesses through her boutique consulting and public relations firm, Chandra Gore Consulting. Working with entrepreneurs to help them create foundations for success and tailored strategic communications plans that will bring recognition, build loyalty and trust within their fields of expertise. Quietly making strides with placements for small businesses, entertainment, authors, therapists and motivational speaking clients on local and national news outlets she has been leaving her mark as a publicist in the industry. She is also an author, festival founder, producer, podcast host and speaker on topics such as Business Strategies, Media Relations and Entrepreneurship.
Janet Downs: Janet Downs is an instructor with over 20 years of experience, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. She volunteers and is a resource for the homeless community and is working towards starting her own non-profit. She’s passionate about mental health and seeks to bring more awareness to the black community. She is active in church ministry, a writer, and loves music, hiking, and travel.
Natalie Louis: The Queen’s Corner highlights women in business doing remarkable things. Hostess Natalie Louis has created a space where people can get to know the women behind the brand/movement. Natalie is an author, speaker, and breakthrough coach. @natalie.louis
Watch Live on Facebook: @swaghermagazine
Beverly Johnson: Are you ready to live a healthier lifestyle, but you aren’t sure where to start? Coach Beverly, The Fitness Deva can guide you! Every weekend, Coach Bev discusses various health and fitness topics and answers questions. Beverly K. Johnson is the CEO of Genesys Fitness and a life and wellness coach. @bevkjohnson Watch live on Facebook every Sunday: @swaghermagazine
Delayna Jasper: Sit Down w/ Delayna Downs is hosted by Delayna Downs-Jasper, a corporate flight attendant, who tends to interview professionals with a belief in giving back through mentorship or other good deeds. @d.e.l.a.y.n.a.j.a.s.p.e.r
Delayna’s segments are usually via Facebook: @swaghermagazine
Terra Fontenot: Terra Fontenot-Beard hosts SwagHer What’s Going On (WGO) segment live on Facebook, interviewing unique guests and sharing accounting and operations tips for small businesses. Terra is the founder and CEO of Fontenot & Associates Solutions LLC, which provides accounting, operational, and outsourcing solutions to businesses. @terra_font96
Watch on Facebook: @swaghermagazine.
Chrisnatha Derosier: The Masterpiece Lounge w/ Chrisnatha Derosier is an hour of inspiration being poured into you by Certified Life-coach Chrisnatha. Chrisnatha guides us through self-work with thought-provoking questions, routines and tips to help viewers become the best version of themselves. Watch live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 AM CST on Facebook: @swaghermagazine @chrisnatha
Jessica Canty: Jessica Canty hosts SwagHer What’s Going On (WGO) segment live on Instagram, interviewing special guests and sharing career advancement tips. Jessica Canty is the founder of Proverbs 15:22 Personal Growth Coaching LLC, a company focused on coaching melanin millennial moms who want high achieving careers. @jessicacanty
Claricia Lange: Sweet-N-Reel is a live conversational segment hosted by Claricia Newberry- Lange, aka Mrs. Louisiana Universal 2019. Whether it’s Claricia’s frequent co-host Tyra or a guest co-host, Claricia takes the sweet side of a chosen subject while the guest gives their real take on things. @mrslouisianauniversal2019. Watch live every Thursday at 7 PM CST on Facebook: @swaghermagazine
Talk with Risa is an interview live segment. Interviewing different stars and entrepreneurs, she talks about dreams and hopes. You can catch Talk with Risa at various times on Facebook. @mrslouisianauniversal2019
Brittany Passion: In the More Than a Pretty Face collaboration with The Passion Xperience and its CEO Brittany Passion, Brittany sits down with celebs, influencers, and creatives to discuss their gifts, lives and stories all in a motivational and unapologetic way. Brittany is an actress, model, radio personality and talent scout. @brittany_passion @thepassionxperience