Bee Quammie is a healthcare professional, blogger, freelance writer, social media consultant, and speaker. With a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and work in George Brown College’s Post-Graduate Health Promotion program, Bee has turned her passion for health into a career in mental health research, international health, and acquired brain injury.
Bee started her personal blog, ‘83 To Infinity, in 2011. Focusing on natural hair care, health & wellness, art & culture and more, ‘83 To Infinity has offered her the opportunity to write for publications such as Chatelaine, UPTOWN Magazine, Parents Canada,For Harriet and The Huffington Post Canada. After the birth of her daughter in 2014, Bee founded The Brown Suga Mama, a blog focused on motherhood from the perspective of a Black Canadian mom.
Bee was recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the “most impactful and successful voices in the online space,” is a 2013 Canadian Weblog Award nominee, was the recipient of the Best Blogger Award at the 2014 Black Canadians Awards, and was recognized as one of the ‘Top 100 Black Women To Watch In Canada’ in 2015 by the Canada International Black Women Event.
Bee has also taken her thoughts, words, and knowledge from behind the computer screen. She has been featured on Arise TV’sOur Take in New York City discussing international healthcare, and various times on TVO’sThe Agenda With Steve Paikin, speaking on education & employment options for Canadian millennials and the presence of women in media. Her social media knowledge has enabled her to work with a variety of clientele to help maximize their digital presence. She has spoken at conferences and panels across North America, mentors at programs for young girls and women of colour, and has facilitated women’s health promotion workshops across Toronto for a provincial health program. Bee produces and hosts events such as Curls, Coils & Cocktails (celebrating natural hair and beauty), Mirror Images (a panel event discussing diversity in media), and The R&B Show (a conversation party focused on love and relationships).
Bee follows ’83 To Infinity’s motto: “It’s never too late to learn something new, do something new, or be someone new,” and uses her work to inspire others to embrace life’s journeys.