- Makeba Giles
- Inspiration, Culture, Lifestyle, and Family Blogger
- Married Mother of 4 (two boys and two girls: ages 19, 16, 11, and 6)
- St. Louis, Missouri | Midwest
MELISASource.com was launched in September 2011 by Saint Louis native and resident Makeba Giles to create an online community that features articles of motivation and empowerment inspired by culture, current events, and real life. The primary goal is to showcase the ‘good’ that is happening in the world, and even ways to cope with the not-so-good. The primary mission is to raise awareness of individual actions and involvement that make an impact on both a personal and global scale, and provide positive and thought-provoking commentary while encouraging healthy conversation, self-reflection, and life action. At MELISASource.com, the focus is topics of culture and entertainment, parenting, life issues, relationships, self-awareness, and more.
In essence, we cover everything from Hollywood to Motherhood…..the positive way!
With this platform, Makeba has used her voice to raise awareness for social causes such as Charity Water, Hunger Action Month, World Humanitarian Day, PRODUCT (RED), and many others. Her articles on Lifestyle and Family have been featured on Releasing Me Today, Mom It Forward, BlogHer, and Time To Play Magazine. Additionally, Makeba’s positive approach to covering Pop Culture and Entertainment has received national acclaim and recognition by R&B singer Brandy’s promotional team, Angie Stone’s fan club, legendary rap artist Dana Dane, movie and television star Sherri Shepherd, Pastor Jamal Bryant, author Monica Cost and singer Brandyn Burnette.
On Twitter, MELISASource is the original creator of the #powertweet: a retweeted message of empowerment and motivation shared daily.
Some of the companies that MELISASource.com has worked with include:
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- US Cellular
- Pepperidge Farm
Having served as Online Content Manager and Entertainment Editor for former radio personality Selena J during her tenure with Clear Channel Communications, Makeba’s work was syndicated on 30 different radio stations across the country, including Majic 100.3fm in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, Makeba’s ‘Inspired Life‘ message series is aired weekly on Clear Channel station Hallelujah 1600am in St. Louis, and can be heard nationally on iHeart Radio.
Contributing Writer for the website Pushing Lovely.
Makeba holds a degree in Communications and serves as Contributing Writer, Content Manager and Social Media Strategist for several online communities and websites. She has also done volunteer work for organizations and social causes such as Girl Scouts of America, Red Cross, Toys for Tots, and Heart of Haiti. She is a proud member of the Global Team of 200, a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health..
MELISASource is available for freelancing, travel, and providing stories and interviews for businesses and organizations to be featured on her site; and is also available for ambassador and sponsorship opportunities.
Doing it all………in high heels.
Makeba Giles (MELISASource) is a married mother of 4 very busy children ranging in age from college student to early elementary and is a WAHM (Work At Home Mom). She has an earnest passion for writing and a sincere love for life and all things inspirational. A self-proclaimed “down-home girl” who does pretty much everything in heels, she is (as she calls herself) “A little bit of Country, and a little bit of Rock-n-Roll”. A woman of many hats, she is oftentimes forced to be a true Jack of All Trades; and she does her very best to master them all (or at the very least be somewhat good at them).
Life motto: “Never focus on what you can’t do—focus on what you CAN do. If you can believe it, then you can achieve it!”