Saturday, October 20 Malonda Richards-Sia will host DxD’s Burn On A Budget, a culinary health food demo. She’ll be showing participants how to whip up a healthy delicious meal in 30 minutes on a limited budget that the whole family will enjoy.
Malonda is a photographer, former BET host, mother, and author. From 1999-2001, she earned her following as former host of BET: Next and Out the Box, a music program showcasing cutting-edge alternative, hip-hop, gospel and R&B artists, including Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott and Meshell Ndegeocello. Her book My Life Isn’t Perfect…But Thank God My Baby Ispublished in May 2007 is a story about her life as a single pregnant mother who against all the odds decides to celebrate her unplanned pregnancy. Her story touches on issues of self-love, self-worth, sexuality, sexual power, perception, hope, faith, fear, love, pregnancy prevention, pregnancy celebration and evolution.
More recently Malonda has focused her career on photography and design, hosting curated events at Soul57, a boutique and event space on Florida Avenue in the DC neighborhood Trinidad. This past spring she invited the public to a social mixer and trunk show where she combined vintage fashion with a holistic body product demo that relieves arthritis and muscle pain. Malonda shares her many creative endeavors using social media. She celebrates natural beauty and fashion on her tumblr blog The Nappiest Woman In The World. She shares images of tasty vegan treats on Instagram along with candid moments that capture her personal style. You can follow her on Twitter @malondarichard for updates on all her creative projects.
Malonda makes healthy eating look fun and delicious! We are very excited to have her as our host for Burn On A Budget. We hope you will join us for an event that the whole family will enjoy!
Burn On A Budget is a FREE event taking place Saturday, October 20 from 1-4pm, at The Center For Green Urbanism. This event will feature a Door Prize and free t-shirts for all attendees.RSVP
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