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Loud Biz: How To Plan Events to Promote Your Business

#MP3 Invite (Designed by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I am Co-Owner of 8515, a multicultural creative agency. We offer branding, marketing, public relations, event planning, and styling. Recently, we decided to focus on event planning since that’s what my business partner Cacha` Lopez and I love to do. We both love planning events because it’s […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl Part Deuce

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, I deleted the original post and started over. I lost my train of thought and the ink was just randomly spread throughout the page. It just didn’t make any fuckin sense. So I’m trying again. I hope I get it right this time. To update you on my last post, I’m […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, Being broke fuckin sucks dude. And it’s even worse when you’re Black. Triple so if you’re female. You spend all your days working to make more money yet every time you check your bank account — it’s been debited for yet another bill. How’s a Pen supposed to ink the page?! […]

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A Penny for your Thoughts: I am Retiring from Social Media

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this week, I decided to retire from social media. I’ve had a great career but I can no longer put my effort, energy, and focus into it. As y’all know, I work with a variety of different brands to create content about their products and services. My company, ISLP creates […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: The Loudest Pen Ever

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to let you know that my new book, The Loudest Pen Ever just dropped! I can’t believe that I’m the author of two books. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of writing and publishing my own book. So now that I have two, […]

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SkinnyPenny: Why I became a Vegan

VeganBurg from Cruising thru Cali (Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So here’s the thing, I’ve been slacking on my blogging over the past few years. Social media has become the place where I announce all my latest news but don’t worry that is about to change. From here on, I will be focusing more on making my big announcements here on […]

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AfroPen: My Natural Hair Journey

LoudPen (Photo by Alexa Vossler)

Dear Pennies & Pens, In today’s post, I’d like to walk you through my natural hair journey. Over the years, I’ve talked about my natural hair with family and friends as well as mentioning it every now and again online but today, I wanted to tell you about why and how I went natural. Through […]

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8 Years of Ink: What I’ve learned after 8 Years of being a Lifestyle Blogger + Entrepreneur

LoudPen reading #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger (Image by Rocio Yepez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, de la Pen…All Pen Everything is officially 8 years old. I launched the site in August of 2010. I’ve never actually celebrated our anniversary because well, I usually forget. This year, I was supposed to do a big anniversary party but that got tossed out the window by Team ISLP as […]

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Penny’s Ink: The LOUD Issue

Dear Pennies & Pens, Welcome to The LOUD Issue. This issue of de la Pen is very near and dear to me because it’s my most personal issue yet. This issue includes a post on what I’ve learned after 8 years of being a Lifestyle Blogger + Entrepreneur, why I went natural, why I became […]

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Pen.Style: MusebyDC

Photo Credits: Clothes: MusebyDC Jewelry: Strut Shoes: ShuEsq Styling: LoudPen Hair Stylist: Evia Makeup Artist: Tony Price Model: Shanitta Turner Photographer: DeMarcus Mitchell

Dear Pennies & Pens, So a few months ago on a cold day in January, I styled a shoot for a local Dallas designer, Don’Chunte. This shoot was absolutely one of my best because I worked with such an amazing team! I must give props to Chunte for putting together a dope creative team. MusebyDC […]

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