Portfolio


PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY


PUBLISHED ARTICLES


Teen Vogue – “A Woman’s Job Interview Experience Can Help Any College Grad”

Blavity – “What You Can Do to Stop Wasting Time at the Gym”

Blavity – “How to Gain Self-Love By Embracing Insecurities”

Blavity – “15 Phrases Never to Say to a Victim of Sexual Assault”

Blavity – “14 Greatest Black Love Movies of All Time”

Blavity – “Social Media: A Gift and a Curse”

21 Ninety – “This DIY Avocado Mask Will Help With Dry Hair”

Blavity – “Dating Tips That Need Reviving”

Blavity – “How to Deliver a Sincere Apology”

Blavity – “Are You Really Ready for Entrepreneurship?”

Blavity – “Work-Life Balance is Non-Existent”

Blavity – “4 Ways Millennials Are Transforming the Workplace”

Blavity – “The Giant Elephant in the Room: Depression”

BuzzFeed – “7 Powerfully Beautiful Things That Should Be On Every Black Woman’s Radar This Week” 

Blavity – “Why I Confidently Embrace My Natural Hair in the Workplace”

Blavity – “The Power of No: Three Ways to Use It”

Blavity – “Several Commitments That Make Your Palms Sweat”

Blavity – “How I Started To Love Traveling Alone”

Blavity – “The One That Got Away: Is It Ever Ok to Look Back?”

Blavity – “Essential Pieces of Clothing Every Business Woman Should Own”

21 Ninety – “My Whole30 Experience”

Blavity – “Why Questions About Family Planning Are Almost Always Unsolicited”

21 Ninety – “How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Makeup”

BeBlogalicious – “Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta” Review

21 Ninety – “Running: How To Hit the Pavement Seamlessly”

21 Ninety – “Steps to Organizing the Perfect Girls’ Brunch”

21 Ninety – “7 Healthy Snacks to Stash Away at Work”

Blavity – “7 Life Lessons I’ve Realized as a 30-Something”

21 Ninety – “Why I Hesitated to Take My Husband’s Last Name After Marriage”

For Harriet – “Dear Mama: Black Women Share Letters of Thanks For Their Mothers”

Blavity – “5 Reasons Why Being an Introvert Rocks”

Blavity – “Office Scapegoating: How to Avoid Being Thrown Under the Bus at Work”

Blavity – “How One Creative is Using Custom Pins to Start Conversations and Display Cultural Pride”1

21 Ninety – “The Benefits of Doing 50 Push-Ups Daily”

21 Ninety – “I Tried a DIY Turmeric Face Mask…”

Blavity – “Things to Consider Before Making That Trip Down the Aisle”

Blavity – “Is a Gap Year Beneficial?”

Blavity – “Why Everyone Should See Their Favorite Artists in Concert”

21 Ninety – “Why Maternity Leave Is Not a Vacation”

21 Ninety – “How to Get a Bra That Really Fits”

Blavity – “Qualities to Look For in a Potential Roommate”

Blavity –“Why Everyone Should Live Alone At Least Once”

21 Ninety – “How to Make Your Own Olive Garden-Inspired Salad Dressing”

Blavity – “How I Avoided Office Happy Hours Without Being Rude”

21 Ninety – “How to Start An At-Home Gym”

21 Ninety – “This is What Happened After I Got a Dominican Blowout”

Blavity – “How Things Got Real Once I Found Out I Was Having a Son”

21 Ninety – “3 Natural Makeup Removers You Can Make Right At Home”

21 Ninety – “Kick Your Yoga Insecurities in 4 Easy Steps”


INTERVIEWS + APPEARANCES


Appearance Great Day Washington (2018) – “The Vision Board Experience”

Interview Blavity – Unapologetically Us on Digital Spaces for Black Women

Interview Essence Magazine – “How to Take the Best Family Holiday Photographs” (interview w/ Brittany Oliver)

Interview Diamond Legacy Group – Valerie Robinson, Founder of Unapologetically Us and Owner of Photography by Valerie

Appearance Guest on #BlkCreativesChat – June 2017

Interview Smart Brown Voices

Interview Wods, Wellness and Woes Show

Interview According to Adrienne – “Hierarchies, Hair-typing, and the Divisiveness of Natural Hair”


ARTICLE MENTIONS


Black Girl Nerds (Article by: Valerie Complex) – “It’s About Time Film Criticism & Entertainment Embrace Women of Color Writers 


CAMPAIGNS


All the Fly Kids (2017)

*Day 8* Name: Valerie C. Robinson (@unapologetic_us) – Entrepreneur •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I work by day in public health, but my other passion projects are my photojournalism and writing. I am proud to be the CEO and Founder of Unapologetically Us – a lifestyle and culture brand for black women. • I founded Unapologetically Us at the tail end of 2014. Although several publications and platforms currently exist, very few truly cater to and capture the true essence of the black woman. Having these safe spaces are important as we not only navigate through being both women and black, but in candidly speaking our truths and celebrating the core of our contributions to society – unapologetically. • Why DC? “Why not DC?” is the better question. I’m a native of North Carolina, but DC has been home to me since my grandparents relocated my family here when I was a child. I look at the city as the heartbeat of the U.S. – unique culture, rich history, melting pot, authenticity, gorgeous landmarks, institutions, opportunities for giving back and the overwhelming talent (discovered and undiscovered) are unmatched. • #MostKnownUnknownSeries #AllTheFlyKids #CoolCalmConnected #aCreativeDC #MadeInTheDMV
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