Abiola Abrams, Author, Multimedia Personality, Love, Sex & Relationships Writer, is your favorite bad girl - good woman combined.
Abiola Abrams hosts TV shows like BET's The Best Shorts, HBO's The Buzz and NBC's Source: All Access, and appears as a pop culture talking head on networks like FOX. VH1 recruited Abiola straight from her BET series to notoriously star as "Miss Picky," the sassy and confident, proudly selective dater on the Drew Barrymore-produced "reality" series Tough Love. As the show open said, "It's easier to get into Harvard Business School than to get a date with Abiola."
This winter viewers will watch Abiola in action on MTV as a Teen Love and Dating Coach and check out her new gig as a BBC Radio Entertainment Host. Abiola's upcoming book, The Passionista Playbook for Rockstar Living, is part memoir, part handbook, where she advises on the power of love, self-love and the slightly scandalous lifestyle. Find her blogging daily on her related lifestyle blog.
Abiola Abrams has given keynote addresses on empowerment at schools such as NYU, The New School for Social Research and Howard University. Her social issues art films (shorts and documentaries) have shown in festivals, museums and universities. Abiola's daily Examiner lifestyle column "The Kiss & Tell Report" is the top in Sex & Relationships and she also hosts weekly one hour web talk show series, Abiola on LSD; Love, Sex, Dating and Drama.
DARE, a hip hop love story, is Abiola's popular debut novel (Simon & Schuster/taught at Amherst) and her essays on love, sex, dating and finding personal power have been published in bestselling anthologies such as Behind the Bedroom Door and Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Abiola Abrams’ writing on stopping violence against women and girls is also published in Eve Ensler's anthology A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. Abiola has also been featured in publications from Gawker, Jezebel and The Huffington Post to Essence Magazine, Paper Magazine and Self.
Abiola is a lead lifestyle & entertainment content contributor (articles, videos, celebrity interviews) in the areas of love, lifestyle and pop culture to sites including: HelloBeautiful, Glam, Examiner, Yahoo, Shovio and LuvEm or LeaveEm. Pepsi, American Airlines' Black Atlas and HP include brands she has worked with to create advertorial content.
Abiola Abrams was featured in the 2010 Sex Bloggers Calendar and she hosts and curates the monthly Manhattan literary reading and performance series. As a part of her ongoing safe sex initiative she directed the award-winning and critically acclaimed feminist erotica art film, "Afrodite Superstar." Celebrities she's interviewed range from Patti Labelle, Quincy Jones and Chris Rock to Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Abiola Abrams has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also curated the Chashama Gallery exhibit Hos, Putas and Dragon Ladies: Our Sexuality Remixed and the Until the Violence Stops Film Festival at the Museum of The City of NY and the Museum of TV and Radio. Recently Abiola hosted the 6th Annual African American Literary Awards in New York City.