Interview with Meelah: Beauty, Business, Life

Photography: Nathan Pearcy | Hair: Sharnell McNeal | Makeup: Nore Farooq

Photography: Nathan Pearcy | Hair: Sharnell McNeal | Makeup: Nore Farooq

Sharing a snippet of an interview with did with Meelah from Volume 02.

You know about Meelah’s music career as you watched her as the lead singer of Motown’s former platinum selling R&B girl group in 702. Some of her greatest hits with 702 were Where My Girls At, Steelo and You Don’t Know. She has gone on to star on R&B Divas and just recently signed with Musiq Soulchild’s label Soul Star/eOne. Meelah’s newest endeavor is P.R.O.U.D, her non-profit organization that advocates for mothers who have children with autism. Here, Meelah talks beauty, business, and life.

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MHM: What does your hair say about you?

Meelah: My hair says that I'm a chameleon! Meaning, I sometimes base my hairstyle on whatever mood I'm in. I'm very versatile and open to change, but I get bored fast so I like to switch it up from time to time to be diverse. 

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IMHM: What was your vision for this shoot?

Meelah: For this shoot my vision was bohemian chic meets retro. I wanted to explore natural hair textures. I specifically wanted to shoot in an Afro to celebrate black girl magic and the beauty that comes with our culture and hair. I wanted to take it back to the days of my parents who rocked fros and danced down soul train lines (lol). 

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IMHM: Congratulations on your non-profit! What are you looking forward to the most about P.R.O.U.D?

Meelah: I'm looking forward to P.R.O.U.D growing and becoming nationwide, global even! I'm excited about helping other Autism and Special Needs families. I just want to do my part in spreading Autism awareness and I'm looking forward to P.R.O.U.D doing just that! Also P.R.O.U.D is planning its annual Autism Awareness event for the month of April which is Autism Awareness Month.