Finding young writers willing to carry a hot torch of cultural light during a time of print crib death is one thing. But being “a black girl” while doing it is another. Bené is an anomaly. Independence, like 80s feminism, curiously blots her work. Her literary style is worn like a loose garment. Her observation skills are one heel from scary. And her humility and outrageous work ethic leaves her peers sloshing around in the dust.
— Linda Hobbs, Writer
Bené is that rare combination of raw talent, drive and skill. Be nice to her now. She’ll be your boss later for sure.
— Demetria Irwin
Managing EditorMadame Noire
Bené Viera’s pen is distinct and authentic. Writers like her are the result of immense natural talent and a relentless pursuit of craft. I stan for Bené, and will read anything she writes.
— Demetria Lucas, Author of “A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life”
Bené Viera is the go-to girl for provocative musings on pop culture. From the music industry to Hollywood antics, she finds just the right balance between entertaining commentary and critical analysis.
— Arielle Loren
Journalist & Filmmaker
Bené offers a fresh perspective during interesting, and often challenging, times. I enjoy her pop culture musings.
— Taiia Smart Young
Senior Editor, Juicy
Bené has a writing ethos that’s distinctly authentic. She is able to convey her experiences into written anecdotal gems that not only get to the crux of a universal truth, but expand the reader’s previously-held notions. Bené is equal parts convicted and inquisitive. Vulnerable and honest. Her analysis about macro-culture weaves seamlessly with careful introspection of her place within it. It’s not hard to understand why her writing is irresistible.
— Zettler Clay, Writer