• About


    Taking Life By The Sip Full

    My name is Ebony and I am a former corporate HR Manager turned writer. I write for a variety of print and digital publications on topics ranging from pop culture and politics to food, wine, and travel. I also provide business and media consulting services for several organizations.


    Naomi Tene' Austin is my LLC and occasional pen name in respective homage to my grandmother (Naomi), big sis (Tene'), and the Texas hippie haven that liberated my inner eccentric (Austin, TX).


    What more can I tell you? I am a huge fan of The Read and The Moth Radio Hour. I prefer apple jelly on toast and "old school" on vinyl. I enjoy reading, traveling, jogging, writing, and listening to people's stories - all of which, I have the extreme fortune of doing for a living...except for the jogging, still working on that.


  • The Bylines

    The fastest growing multi cultural media company reaching over 7 million millennials each month with a full spectrum of content. Catch the byline here.

    Teen Vogue features beauty, celebrity style, entertainment, teen issues, videos and more. Check out the byline here.

    JET, founded in 1951 by Johnson Publishing Company, is the No. 1 African-American newsweekly.

    Check out my weekly column at Blavity entitled, "Adulting: Am I doing this right?" all about the transition into adulthood, and navigating all the fumbles, blunders and awkward missteps along the way.


    MyWeekly is a women's magazine that brings the perfect mix of great reading to inspire and entertain. Sold on newsstands across the U.K.

    This monthly publication is written by and about locals and direct mailed monthly to 39,911 homes in the Williamsburg, Virginia area. Check out the Naomi Tene' Austin byline.

    The first food and wine lifestyle magazine for African-Americans, Cuisine Noir is a unique and entertaining monthly online publication. Check out my byline for foodie articles, travel and event reviews.

    POCIT features interviews and articles from People of Color within the tech and startup world.

  • The Poetry

    Inspire.  Love.  Motivate.

  • The Blog

    "Ebony is a talented writer with a unique voice and I am hooked on her blog!"

    -Angela Nissel, Bestselling Author and Television Writer

  • A Love Story

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  • Contact

    Reach me for freelance gigs, speaking engagements, and interviews,

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