Theologian, Essayist & Social Media Influencer
Candice Marie Benbow is a theologian and essayist whose work lies at the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism and culture. In 2010, she launched her first blog, Selah and Amen: Righteous Critique, to curate conversations pertinent to black faith and culture. Melding her academic formation and black church upbringing, Selah and Amen enabled Candice to provide both socio-political commentary and spiritual reflections, introducing her as a necessary millennial faith voice and public intellectual. Her work on Selah and Amen created the opportunities for her to become a guest contributor with Urban Cusp Magazine, shepreaches Magazine, Ebony.com, For Harriet and Patheos. In 2015, Candice transitioned to her current platform which houses her commentary, writing portfolio and emerging lifestyle brand. In addition to her own blog, Candice’s words can be found at ESSENCE, Glamour, VICE and MadameNoire. Read More >
How Do We Heal?
Reckoning with the inter-sectional oppression faced by Black women, Candice Benbow offers a challenge to take seriously what it means to prioritize the safety of Black girls so that they might flourish and thrive.
Through the lens of her powerful essay on heartbreak and emotional trauma, "4:43," Candice Benbow imagines a world where integrity and accountability ground intimate partner relationships.
Discussing the continued failure of mainstream feminism to adequately address the experiences of all women, Candice Benbow underscores the importance of inter-sectional feminism to create worlds of equity, justice and safety.
Grounded in her viral experience of offering a cake to her noisy neighbor, Candice Benbow shares the importance of leaning into our shared humanity to create communities of care, cultivating effective communication and trust building.
Through the loss of her dog, Candice Benbow shares her vision of Heaven and challenges the Christian idea that we are given resurrected, new bodies as doctrine that teaches us to see our current bodies as inferior.
Taking a walk down memory lane to explore the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism and culture in the lives of Black women, Candice Benbow discusses the millennial woman’s journey towards progressive theology, wholeness and freedom.