Candice Marie Benbow is a theologian, essayist and creative who situates her work at the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism and culture. Her work gives voice to the shared experiences of healing and journeying toward wholeness. In addition to her own blog, Candice’s words can be found at ESSENCE Magazine, Glamour Magazine, VICE, Shondaland and MadameNoire.
In 2015, she created Red Lip Theology, a womanist movement to encourage women to embrace themselves as good creation. Through Red Lip Theology, Candice merges theological ideals with beauty industry participation to celebrate Black women’s creativity and spirituality.
Candice is also Founder of Zion Hill Media Group, a media boutique designed to produce messages of hope and healing across various platforms. Zion Hill’s flagship projects will include a women’s faith and lifestyle site, educational projects and progressive faith based entertainment content.
Above everything, Candice is most proud of establishing The LouiseMarie Foundation. Through a memorial scholarship named in honor of her mother, the Foundation provides book stipends and certification exam scholarships to nursing students at historically Black colleges and universities.
A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Candice holds degrees from Tennessee State University, North Carolina Central University and Duke Divinity School.