About MadameNoire

MadameNoire is the leading lifestyle website for Black women with more than 4 million unique visitors per month (comScore). MadameNoire launched in 2010, to serve as a daily source of news and inspiration for smart, stylish Black women. The site’s mission is to empower women of color with engaging content that covers everything from health, fashion and beauty to career, parenting, entertainment and breaking news.


The Squad


Ida Harris | Managing Editor

Ida Harros

Ida Harris has been the managing editor of MadameNoire since 2021 where curates and oversees MadameNoire’s day-to-day editorial operations. She writes all things at the intersection of Blackness + culture + womanhood. Ida is currently adapting her essay “The Ethics of Living #MeToo In A World of Bill Cosbys and Phylicia Rashads” into a collection of essays. She is a child of Hip Hop. Follow her on Instagram @Hotpeeznbutta and Twitter @_Hotpeeznbutta.

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Tanay Hudson | Senior Writer

Tanay Hudson

Tanay Hudson is a Queens, NY native who has been writing since 2014. This proud HBCU graduate doubles as a journalist and a psychotherapist. Before becoming a staff writer for MadamaNoire (MN) in 2021, she was the brand’s weekend editor for four years. Throughout her time at MN, she’s covered music, reality television, entertainment, mental health, and lifestyle-related topics. Tanay’s a three-degree mami holding a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Norfolk State University, a Master’s of Social Work degree from New York University, and a Master’s of Journalism degree from Hofstra University. When she’s not working, she’s riding her Peloton or enjoying the sounds of Kendrick Lamar, Nas, or Mary J. Blige. Follow her on Instagram @tanay.elyse.

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Shannon Dawson | Staff Writer

Shannon Dawson

Shannon Dawson is a podcaster, former radio host, and digital content writer based in New York City. She’s previously penned for sites including Power 96.5 FM in Lansing, Michigan, and WGCI Chicago for over five years. Shannon joined the iOne team in 2020 as a staff writer for MadameNoire, Bossip, HelloBeautiful, and NewsOne writing about a number of topics from pop culture and entertainment to music and news. When she isn’t writing, you can find Shannon heavily immersed in New York’s music scene as a full-time DJ.

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Natasha Decker | Staff Writer

Natasha Decker/MadameNoire Staff

Natasha Decker has been working as a staff writer at MadameNoire since late 2020. Her work primarily focuses on pop culture, beauty, and Blackness. When she’s not typing away for MadameNoire, she’s probably off taking a solo trip, reading a new book, cooking, or talking about the latest thing to go viral with friends. More of her work can be found at her website at natashadecker.com.

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