About Us

Mayah Simone, Founder and Editor

Welcome to Fruit of May and thank you for visiting my digital lifestyle publication. It’s about everything I love, including natural hair, hip-hop music, entrepreneurship and so much more.

Who am I!? My name is Mayah Simone. I am from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. I currently live in the Raleigh/Durham area. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Meredith College and a Master of Science degree in Multimedia Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

I launched this site to create projects I’m passionate about, to share my truths, to write about my experiences and to connect with others just like me. I write to inspire and empower my readers to live passionately, heal unconditionally and grow spiritually.

I opened up my space for other writers to share their stories too. Let’s learn more about them.

Digital Content Producers

L. Lavette resides in North Carolina. She is a firm believer in God and a huge fan of old-school RnB and snacks.  She enjoys hearing about real-life love stories and adores the simpler things in life.

On an ordinary day, she can be found working hard toward her goals or being one of the biggest introverts there is. Writing is her passion and a great outlet for being expressive. She enjoys a dope read and pens novels under the pseudonym L. L. Robinson.

She is all about positivity and recognizing the most valuable things in life. She encourages everyone to take the necessary steps to become the best version of themselves.

Jasmine Orlandis Gary best known as The Jasmine Orlandis was born in the small town of Easley, South Carolina and raised in Raleigh North Carolina. Although Jasmine is from a small town, there is nothing small about her aspirations and accomplishments thus far.

Jasmine attended Winthrop University where she got her bachelors degree in Mass Communications Broadcast and minored in Marketing.

After graduating, Jasmine turned her gift into what now is her side hustle. She has created her own brand “The Jasmine Orlandis.” Jasmine also makes sure her voice is heard on two podcast platforms entitled The Triangle and No Boundaries.

Doreen Opinya, also known as sin, is from Sanford, North Carolina. She’s an English major and a Senior, at North Carolina A&T State University.

Doreen has always been a leader, activist, and an outspoken woman. This young writer is heavily involved with advocacy groups on campus, and if there isn’t a group, she’s known to create spaces. Her passion includes reading about and analyzing identity politics.

Fruit of May promotes self-love, self-care and inner peace for women of color. Join our online community for weekly advice on how to nourish your mind, body and soul.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to like, comment and share posts on social media with your friends.

I hope you enjoy the fruits we have to share.


Mayah Simone, Founder and Editor