demetria L. Lucas 

Dubbed “the Black Carrie Bradshaw” by The Washington Post, Demetria L. Lucas is an award-winning author, journalist and media personality with an all-consuming obsession with modern relationships and a penchant for cultural commentary. You can find her musing on her favorite topics as a frequent contributor on Good Morning America, MSNBC and HLN, catch her doling out tough-love advice on re-runs of Bravo’s hit series, Blood, Sweat & Heels or listen to her latest thoughts on everything from pop culture to politics on her new podcast, Ratchet & Respectable.

Demetria is the author of two books, A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Guide for Living Your Best Single Life, a memoir about dating in her 20s; and Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go to-Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love, an advice manual based on her insanely popular online advice column, “Ask Demetria”. (She’s answered 60,000 questions!!!)

As a journalist, her work has been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. She was previously the Relationships Editor and columnist at Essence Magazine, and a Contributing Editor at The where her witty wordplay and knack for identifying hot topics ignited cultural conversations.

Demetria’s engaging kitchen-table commentary on relationships and current events have landed her behind podiums at Harvard, Princeton, and New York University (her alma mater); and she’s leaned in at SXSW, the National Black MBA Conference, and the Congressional Black Caucus about being her own boss. Looking to tap-in to her Black Girl Magic—and her 220k+ social media following— brands such as Netflix, NBC, Disney, Walmart and Lincoln Continental have partnered with Demetria as a digital influencer to market their biggest entertainment, and best new products and luxury goods. 

She currently lives in Los Angeles., where she is writing her third-book, Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal