As the Creator of Black Girls Learn Languages, I provide information on multilinguals of the African Diaspora worldwide as well as language learning content, resources and tips. I bring more than 20+ years of language study including varying degrees of fluency in different languages, experience living and working abroad in multilingual office environments and international traveling expertise to this space.
Prior to starting Black Girls Learn Languages, I started La Deutsche Diva, a bilingual plus size lifestyle and fashion blog with a worldwide audience and presence across various social media platforms. All posts were in English + German and about a variety of things as it relates to travel, beauty and fashion including reporting on various Plus Size Fashion events taking place within the U.S. and in Germany.

​As the creator of La Deutsche Diva, I have been featured in navabi's The Style Curve publication as one of their Plus Size Experts To Follow + Their Best Tips, which has been published in various languages with exposure in Germany, UK, Norway, Belgium and other countries . As a model in the Bremen Edition of the Body Love Campaign, my likeness has appeared in another of navabi's publications as well as the Bremen edition of the German newspaper (both in print and online), Anbou.deDessousDiary, as well as various blogs on the internet. I've also appeared in Plus Model Magazine's coverage of Full Figure Fashion Week 2015As a result, I gained a wide range of readership worldwide, most notably from the U.S. and Europe.

In my spare time, I attend multicultural events that as well as fashion and makeup industry events. I also like to volunteer in and support efforts that foster cultural exchange, as well as raise awareness for multilingualism among black women. 

Bachelor of Science | Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
Associate of General Studies | Columbia College, MO
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 | Goethe Institut, New York, NY
TESOL Certificate | Global Leadership College, Ontario, Canada
H.S. Diploma | Würzburg High School, Würzburg, Germany



  1. Awesome story! Good to see other Black women who are passionate about languages :)

    1. I don't know why I'm just now seeing this, but thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my site and read. Come back soon!


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  2. I am so happy to see this entire site! I am sure you have put a lot of time and effort into creating such an inspiring platform! I am so impressed by the amount of effort you put into your dreams and you are such an inspiration. I cannot wait to see more and expand with you.

  3. Hi Shahidah! Love this page. Could you tell me where you found the info about Lupita Nyong'o speaking Italian? I'm working on some research and can't seem to find this information anywhere else. Thanks so much! Marina (a fellow Foreign Language Enthusiast.)


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