JEAIZA QUINONES (hey-EYE-zah)
I used to be embarrassed about being the only person (to my knowledge) with the name Jeaiza. Now I see it as my power. Through my direct actions and life's work I'm able to define what that name will mean in history.
I've been a blogger for ten years and a freelance social media specialist and content creator for the last four, working with university organizations, small businesses, pageant franchises, and influencers to tell their stories and find their niche in our ever changing digital media landscape.
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I was a member of the PVAMU Marching Storm (Clarinet), Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority and Miss Prairie View A&M University 2016
Bachelor of Arts in English
Prairie View A&M University
Master of Science in Communications
(Concentration in Public Relations)
I was born and raised on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. "Gyul" is Crucian dialect for the word "girl."
I currently live in Tucson, Arizona with my boyfriend Stephen and our cat Dash.
My favorite color is yellow and my favorite flower is a sunflower. :-)
I am the youngest of four kids and an aunt to 4 (soon-to-be FIVE!) awesome nieces and nephews.
I started blogging in 2009 under the moniker "Mind of Mcshorty"
After winning a pageant in 2016, I launched a women's empowerment platform called Hello Queen, where most of you met me. :-)
I launched Gyul Meets World in February 2019 as a culmination of all of the things I love - travel, fashion, lifestyle, and plus-size content.