Demetria L. Lucas
Affectionately known as "Belle”, Demetria L. Lucas is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy long-term relationships. Demetria is also a contributing editor for The Root, where she pens a weekly dating and relationship advice column, "Ask Demetria”, and is a contributing writer for the websites of Essence, Clutch, Vibe Vixen and Uptown.
Since being dubbed “the Black Carrie Bradshaw” in a Washington Post profile, Demetria has become a sought after media personality and speaker. She’s appeared on The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show, The Dr. Drew Show on Headline News, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Issues with Jane Velez on Headline News, and the Oprah Radio Show. She’s also been a guest speaker at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Howard, NYU, and Spelman College; and a hostess at the Essence Music Festival, the Fort Greene Music Festival, Circle of Sisters, For Sisters only and many more. Demetria was also featured alongside poet Sonia Sanchez, former Essence Editor-in-Chief Susan L. Taylor, and author Edwidge Danticat in the 2012 photo exhibition Her Word as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora.
She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English, then earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from New York University. She currently lives in Brooklyn and is working on her second book, a sequel to A Belle in Brooklyn.