Patrice Yursik Patrice Yursik is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago. She specializes in covering beauty, hair, makeup, pop culture, travel, food, and drinks. Known as the “Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging,” Patrice is the creator of Afrobella.com, a popular award-winning Black beauty and natural hair blog. Experience Patrice Yursik has been writing professionally for nearly two decades. She began as an editor and copywriter at the Miami New Times, then later a contributing blogger for AOL Black Voices and Essence. She was one of the first writers for Vogue Italia’s Vogue Black online. Her articles on fashion, beauty, makeup, and natural hair have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Oprah Daily. Patrice also writes stories about lifestyle, travel, food, and drink for Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, TripAdvisor, and Food Beverage Insider, among others. She has collaborated with brands such as MAC Cosmetic, Urban Decay, and Lancôme on advertising campaigns. In 2015, WWD placed Yursik on their list of The 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market. Education Patrice attended the University of Miami where she earned a bachelor of ccience in film and creative writing, as well as a master of fine arts in creative writing. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.