About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location New York, New Jersey, United States
Introduction Nichelle Gainer is the Founder of Anovelista Media, home of the blogs Vintage Black Glamour (cultural history), 55 Secret Street (beauty and fashion) and Revenge of the Curves (health and fitness). Her personal blog,, covers culture, history, politics and the arts.
Interests Books, Screenplays, Music, Literature, History, Beauty, Fashion, Magazines
Favorite Movies Mahogany, Now Voyager, Carmen Jones, Funny Face, Spellbound, Beyond the Forest (but I'm Rosa Moline!), Sparkle, Fame, Mississippi Masala, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Purple Rain (except the girl getting dumped in the garbage!)
Favorite Music Dinah Washington, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Leontyne Price, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Brian McKnight, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Celia Cruz, Corinne Bailey Rae
Favorite Books The Heart of a Woman, Angela's Ashes, Tell Me How Long The Train's Been Gone, Lolita, She's Come Undone, Their Eyes Were Watching God, ALL Langston Hughes, In Search of Satisfaction, Into Love and Out Again, Thank You for the Music, Mama, A Conversation with the Mann, White Oleander, Touched with Fire, One Life: The Autobiography of an African-American Actress, Sojourner Truth: A Life A Symbol, Incidents in the Life of a Slavegirl, King of the Cats, When and Where I Enter, Too Heavy A Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, When Harlem Was In Vogue, The Langston Hughes Reader