Tembe Denton-Hurst

Tembe Denton-Hurst defines success as being as close as possible to yourself and being able to show up in the world how you decide. The book-obsessed beauty and culture writer and author currently works as a staff writer at New York Magazine's The Strategist, where she covers beauty, lifestyle, and books. During the pandemic, Tembe decided to write a novel, which will be out next summer with Harper Collins. 

“I write so that Black women feel seen. When that happens, I know I've done my job,” says Tembe. “I speak life (to) my friends and wider circle. I want everyone to do the things that make them feel alive, and so I'm constantly encouraging those around me to follow those instincts.”

When she’s not writing, Tembe can be found on her couch in Queens, where she lives with her partner and their two cats, Stella and Dakota. 

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