- Makeba Giles
- Inspiration, Culture, Lifestyle, and Family Blogger
- WAHM, 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 mission is to provide positive and thought-provoking commentary while encouraging healthy conversation, self-reflection, and life action. At MELISASource.com, the focus is topics of culture/entertainment, motherhood, parenting, life issues, relationships, self-awareness, and more.
In essence, we cover everything from Hollywood to Motherhood…..the positive way!
Month after month, MELISASource.com continues to grow in readership, subscribers, and pageviews. Other sites across the web that MELISASource has written articles for include Releasing Me Today, Da Real Talk, and Houseful of Nicholes. Articles at MELISASource.com have been featured by All This Love for El and glowingly recognized by R&B singer Brandy’s promotional team, 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
Volunteer and charity works include:
In addition to serving as co-manager of several online communities, MELISASource is also Entertainment Editor for Clear Channel Communications Selena J Show webpage for radio station Majic 100.3 fm in St. Louis, and a Contributing Writer for the website Pushing Lovely.
MELISASource 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 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 kindergarten and is a WAHM (Work At Home Mom). She is a writer at heart with 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!”