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ZORA
A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.
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ZORA is by, about and for women of color and our allies. If you have an essay that analyzes or adds to the multi-dimensional conversation surrounding and centering women of color, please tag your published post with “ZORA.” If we like it, we may reach out to you to feature it. Topics are wide, but include culture, work, life experiences, parenting, education, racism and politics. ZORA only publishes works that are already live on Medium.

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Adrienne Gibbs
Director, Creator Growth @Medium. Editor of ZORA and MOMENTUM. Writer. Mother. Proud recipient of an official Beyoncé shout out.
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Sarah Begley
Director at Medium working with authors and books. Formerly a staff writer and editor at Time.
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Ohani
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Andrew Everett
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Buster Benson
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Charlene Carruthers
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Terri Huggins Hart
Leading with love in everything I do. Writing words about relationships, wellness and wealth. www.terrificwords.com
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mary pryor
IG: UrbanSocialista / Social Media Strategist / #crohnie / Fitness & Holistic Lover / @EverydayHealth @EbonyMag @TheGrio Contributor tech.wellness.culture.music
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Feminista Jones
She/Her | Author, Activist. Philly-based, NYC-bred. #ReclaimingOurSpace Twitter/IG: @FeministaJones FeministaJones.com/contact for inquiries
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L'Oreal Thompson Payton
L’Oreal is a freelance writer and editor who’s dedicated to uplifting and inspiring Black women and girls through storytelling. Learn more at LTintheCity.com.
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Sara Haji
Lawyer, Texpat. @hajinatrix
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Jennifer Chowdhury
Freelance Journalist. Bangladesh-rooted, NYC born & raised. chowdhuryj315@gmail.com / http://www.jenniferchowdury.com
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Tressie McMillan Cottom
Sociologist. Writer. Professor. MacArthur Fellow. Books, speaking, podcast: www.tressiemc.com
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araceli cruz
A Californian and New Yorker at heart, now living in the South. I’m a journalist working on my MFA at SCAD. Current bylines @ Mitu, Teen Vogue & HipLatina.
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Tanisha Ford
Tanisha C. Ford is a writer, cultural critic and professor of Africana Studies & History at the University of Delaware.
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Madhuri Sastry
Feminist. Writer. Intl Human Rights Law. She/Her Read my stuff: www.thechicksandbalances.com
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Farai Chideya
Radio show/podcast “Our Body Politic” @ farai.com/our-body-politic. Covered every Presidential election 1996–2020. Books include “The Episodic Career.”
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Charles King
Charles King is the author of seven books, including GODS OF THE UPPER AIR. He is a professor of international affairs and government at Georgetown University.
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Dr. Bernasha Anderson
Psychotherapist | Writer | Social Justice Advocate
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Ciarra Jones
My writing explores inclusion at work, social justice, and personal development
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Tianna Faulkner
Tianna is a freelance writer who loves writing and telling stories. Story topics include arts, entertainment, business, health, and lifestyle features.
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Dee Doanes
Environmentalist at HTAA. https://www.healtheatmosphere.com/ Caretaker & Agnihotra Teacher at Shanti Villa Institute. Writer.Public Speaker. Ayurveda Expert.
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Mariette Williams
Mariette is a freelance travel + culture writer. Her writing has appeared in Travel + Leisure, VICE, Essence, and more. Read more at mariettewrites.com.
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Verdell Walker
Christ follower. Writer. Storyteller. Brand builder. Web: http://verdellwalker.strikingly.com/.
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Keah Brown
Keah Brown is a journalist and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and more.
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Rasheena Fountain
an artist, growing scholar, musician, poet, and essayist with focus on Black environmental memory, literature, migration studies, and blues/other Black music.
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Nneka M. Okona
Heart-centered writer writing about travel, food, personal growth and self-discovery.
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Adriana Maestas
Southern California based freelance writer
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Kayla Stewart
Kayla Stewart is a freelance journalist from Houston, and is currently based in Harlem.
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Anam Ahmed
Copywriter and essayist based in Toronto. www.anamahmed.ca
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Caitlin Cruz
reporter
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Aymen Emaad
Third culture kid. Parent. Using writing as therapy to heal. Reach me on aymenwrites@gmail.com
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Samah Hadid
Human rights campaigner, writer, commentator. www.samahhadid.com
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Jamara Wakefield
Writer for publication and stage. Bylines for Shondaland, Playboy, Wear Your Voice, Our Prism, & Dame. Black. Indigenous. Queer. Decolonize everything.
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jayy dodd.
“i have been celestial before, i will be celestial again” | writer, editor, artist | contact: jayy@jayydodd.net // she/her
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Bee Quammie
Big mouth and big hair.
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Amber Butts
Amber Butts is a storyteller, cultural strategist, and grief worker. She firmly believes in the bonds of living beings everywhere.
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Isabella Rosario
Iowa-based freelance writer with work in Greatist, Healthline, Little Village Magazine, The Daily Iowan, and ZORA Magazine by Medium. Twitter: @irosarioc
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Joy Notoma
Joy Notoma is a writer/journalist based in Benin Republic. Her work is in Longreads, CNN, and Al Jazeera, among other publications. Follow her @joy_notoma.
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Karen G Bates
Senior Correspondent for Code Switch, NPR’s team that covers race, ethnicity, identity and culture. Los Angeles-based. Feeds people. Often. @karenbates
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Amiah Sheppard
Director of Backstage Accelerator LA
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Samantha Mallari
Fil-Am screenwriter and producer with a mean roundhouse kick. Based in Los Angeles. Twitter: @TheSamMallari
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Nadya Okamoto
Nadya Okamoto is the co-Founder of August and author of PERIOD POWER. www.nadyaokamoto.com
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Rhonda V. Magee
Law Professor, Mindfulness teacher. Author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.
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Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie Taylor, who affectionately goes by Stevie, is a a Los Angeles-based writer and quirky, twenty-something nomad in the process of figuring it out.
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Imani Perry
Hughes Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton
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Puja Changoiwala
Independent Journalist & True Crime Author
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Dr. Cynthia R. Greenlee
Writer. Historian. Thinker.
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Ruth Terry
American freelancer in Istanbul writing about culture, mental health, race & travel. Bylines everywhere from Al Jazeera to Zora. Tw: @Ruth_Terry | IG: @ruth.ist
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Lynzy Billing
Investigative journalist and photographer based between Afghanistan and the Philippines • Twitter and Instagram: @LynzyBilling
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Tiffany D. Cross
Black Voters, Black Voices. Coming in July 2020
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Naomi Extra
Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, and doctoral candidate in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.
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Renée Cheréz
Renée Cheréz is a Black woman writer + travel coach creating magic at the intersections of travel + liberation. Get in touch:https://linktr.ee/reneecherez
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Denise Woodard
Mom, Wife, Founder of Partake.
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Imani Bashir
Writer & World Traveler IG & Twitter: @sheisimanib!
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Melissa Guida-Richards
Author, TRA adoptee, & podcaster. | WHAT WHITE PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION, available for preorder! | http://www.adopteethoughts.com/my-book/
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Tina Vasquez
Tina Vasquez is a journalist covering immigration and reproductive injustice. Her work has appeared at Rewire.News, NPR, and the New York Review of Books.
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Michelle Daniel Jones
Michelle Daniel Jones is a fourth-year doctoral student in the American Studies program at New York University.
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Dawn Downey
Dawn Downey writes about love and pain. Her latest book is Blindsided: Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room. DawnDowneyBlog.com.
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Tara L. Conley
Professor. Founder @HashtagFeminism. Mom to a pug named Gary. @taralconley on Twitter. taralconley.org.
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Wendy S Walters
is the author of Multiply/Divide: on the American Real and Surreal and two books of poems.
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Juliana Ukiomogbe
Juliana is a freelance writer who specializes in film and culture.
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Jehan L. Roberson
Jehan Roberson is a writer, educator, and artist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Apogee, VICE, Public Books, and Women & Performance, among others.
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Anne Branigin
Writer, Twerk Team reject and fish taco advocate.
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Lillian Li
Lillian Li is the author of NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT (Henry Holt). Follow her @zillianzi, or check out her website: lillianliauthor.com.
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Lauren A. Henry
History PhD Candidate at Ohio State University studying migration, ethnicity, and race in modern France.
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Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a diversity content specialist whose work can be seen in The Washington Post, InStyle, The Guardian, and many other places. Follow
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Joanna Fuertes
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Sloane Miller
Licensed social worker, author, applied improvisation facilitator, copy editor. Insta: @sloanemillernyc
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Carmen Rojas, Phd
Committed to being of service to those who dream in the direction of freedom. Founder of The Workers Lab. Incoming President of Marguerite Casey Foundation.
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Jana Meisenholder
Independent journalist focusing on culture, true crime, and human interest stories. Editor @unearthedstories. Living in the US with a Vegemite accent.
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Treva B Lindsey
Professor, cultural critic, Black feminist, author of Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.
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Kellee Terrell
Kellee Terrell is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, loving daughter, zombie slayer and most importantly, not the one.
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Jaelani Turner-Williams
writer + moodring | voodoo: Billboard, Bitch Media, MTV News, Okayplayer, Vibe Magazine, Vice, etc. @hernameisjae
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Ramona Ortega
CEO of My Money My Future & @PersonaID @dinero_futuro. #Securities #Attorney #SocEnt #Ladyboss #Fintech #Blockchain #Diversityintech Stay Humble Hustle Hard
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stephanita
Freelance food and travel writer. home : #upstateny + #intheberkshires] www.slowlivingkitchen.com for more
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Hannah H. Kim
I’m a New York-based freelance writer. Read portfolio clips & reach out here: www.hannah-h-kim.com/portfolio.
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Sheryl Estrada
Estrada is a business and culture journalist. The SU and NYU grad has bylines in HR Dive, HuffPost, DiversityInc and ZORA publications.
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Kathleen Anaza
Writer~Storyteller~Educator
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Tamryn Spruill, MFA
artist. activist. author. | award-winning journalist. | https://www.tamrynspruill.com
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Simran Sethi
I am a journalist, occasional academic and independent scholar focused on the intersection of science, culture & sustainability. IG & TW: @simransethi
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Lucy Keiko Tambara
Writer, Critic & Historian. Currently, writing a non-fiction book on decolonization & generational healing. Twitter Criticism: @luludoesyoga
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LaDawn Black
Black is a relationship expert, author and media personality. IG/Twitter @teasebyladawn and ladawnblack.com.
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Ajah Hales
World Changer. Social Thinker. Business Owner. #WEOC
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Kasey May
Lover of the Almighty, well-wielded words, tight harmony, titillating conversation, potatoes, a clean house, thoughtfulness, and the Oxford comma.
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Maryam Jillani
Phnom Penh-based food writer and founder of the award-winning blog, Pakistan Eats. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @pakistaneats.
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Keydra Manns
Multimedia journalist
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Evette Dionne
Journalist. Critic. Editor-in-chief of Bitch Media. National Book Award-nominated author. Always reading and learning.
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Amber Gibson
Journalist. Flâneuse. Champagne lover. Forbes columnist covering luxury travel, food & wine. http://instagram.com/amberyv/
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Kismet
I enjoy writing commentary on the strange world we live in.
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Kiana Keys
I am an introverted social butterfly that loves to read, write, and express my creativity through words.
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Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore is a freelance writer living in Chicago, IL. You can find her online at www.taylorgmoore.co and on Twitter at @taylormundo.
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Melissa Harris-Perry
Escaped the evil of cable news to think and write for myself. Professor, Parent, Partner, Editor at Large for @ZoraMag
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Victoria Law
Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance and the author of Resistance Behind Bars.
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Asha Elaine
I define my own freedom daily. I write fiction. I write my opinions. I am also a full and active member of the BeyHive.
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Meclarkemd
Physician, Speaker, Author, Patient Advocate, “Woke” Historian, healer, spiritual being and lover of life
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Karen Frances Eng
organic unidirectional time machine // writer + artist // aka oculardelusion // karenfranceseng.com
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QINLING LI
I make documentaries and write stories. A creative storyteller, dancer, piano player, and a terrible driver. https://qinlingli.com/
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Simone Keelah Brathwaite
A self-proclaimed freedom chaser who writes about self-development, spirituality, relationships, & black folx thangs. Sign up for updates www.SimoneKeelah.com.
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Shar Jossell
Shar Jossell is a media personality, journalist, and writer-focusing on pop culture reporting, the intersections of gender, race, and entertainment.
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Flose LaPierre
Personal essays, short fiction, poetry, and experimental creative content. https://www.letitflose.com/
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Antonia George
extraterrestrial mermaid. lover of music, writing, and words. Just trying to get free. | georgeantonia1@gmail.com| @mermaid_in_blaq on Twitter
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Cate Young
writer + culture critic: www.cate-young.com
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Ronda Racha Penrice
ATL-based Ronda Racha Penrice is a writer/cultural critic specializing in film/TV, lifestyle, and more. She is the author of Black American History For Dummies.
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Christy DeGallerie
Writer, Producer, Researcher & Essayist reallybadtaste.substack.com @christydegallerie@gmail.com
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Fareeha Molvi
Fareeha Molvi is a cultural essayist examining identity in America. Her work has appeared in Allure, Glamour, Teen Vogue and others. Insta: @browninmedia
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Katie Acosta
I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle
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Milagros Costabel
Visually Impaired Freelance writer covering disability, politics and social issues. Words in HuffPost, Foreign Policy, ZORA and more.
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Nadja Sayej
New York writer
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Mayeen Malik
International Law+Human Rights. RPCV The Gambia, West Africa. Secular Humanist.
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Leah Sinclair
Freelance Journalist from London, UK. Bylines: The Guardian, DAZED, VICE, Stylist Magazine, Black Ballad etc contact: sinclairleah@gmail.com
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Elyse Cizek
Author. Poet. Musician. Actress. Instagram.com/elyse_just_elyse
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Maia Niguel Hoskin, Ph.D.
Professor, Forbes Contributor, Race Scholar, Activist, Therapist, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Wife, Mother, & Addict of Ice Cream &Cheese. www.drmaiahoskin.com
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Sarah Olutola, PhD
Scholar of critical race, youth and postcolonial studies. Human Rights Research & Education Centre, Ottawa University. Children’s author and magical black girl.
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Kristine Hadeed
Critical thinker and community organizer advocating for the liberation and dignity of all people.
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Allison Joyner
Founder & CEO of Allison Joyner Enterprises and lover of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Cheryl Brown
I’m a content strategist and SEO copywriter who is an avid student of Black history, a political news junkie, and a wannabe chef that loves to cook.
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Gabrielle Hickmon
a model for Black girls who live on the road, Gabrielle Hickmon is a writer, author, and podcast co-host who rarely finds herself in one place for too long.
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Luisa Rollenhagen
Argentinian-German journalist and writer working at the intersection of culture and politics.
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Nafari Vanaski
I’m a former journalist who still likes telling stories. Right now, I’m working on a book about my career as a local news journalist.
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Carolyn Desalu
Essayist + lifestyle writer. Bylines in Thrillist, Catapult, Essence, The Globe and Mail, Atlanta Journal-Constitution + more. Literary agents, holler.
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Erika Lee
LA native, journalist | tweet me @erikaleetv
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Brittinee Phillips
Human + Marketer. DEI Researcher. Dog Mom.
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afrobella
Beauty, hair and culture writer. One of WWD's 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market. Often called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging!
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TMRuffin
Tiece M. Ruffin, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Education at the University of North Caroliona Asheville. https://www.unca.edu/person
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Myriam Gurba
Myriam Gurba is a writer and artist. She is the author of the true-crime memoir Mean, a New York Times editors’ choice.
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Iman Sultan
Iman Sultan is a Pakistani-American journalist covering culture and politics. Her work explores identity and how communities shape politics.
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Nina Bahadur
Writer and editor in New York City.
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Princella Talley
Top Writer in Feminism. Public Voices fellow of the OpEd Project and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Aminah Ashraf
whatever comes to mind.
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Cherie Berkley
Cherie Berkley is an Atlanta-based multimedia journalist. She specializes in health and lifestyle topics. She is a foodie and enjoys exotic travel.
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Nusrat Nisa
A lover of books and drunk on dreams. An introvert writing about life, books, movies, and personal development. IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegrimreadr/
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Deena ElGenaidi
Deena ElGenaidi is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work has been published MTV News, Nylon, O Magazine, and elsewhere. Follow on Twitter and Instagram @deenaelg
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Ayana Contreras
Ayana is a cultural historian, DJ and archivist. She works as a host at WBEZ/Vocalo Radio in Chicago and is a columnist at DownBeat Magazine.
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Meeta Shah
I write to stay sane. Lover of Sarcasm. Multi-tasking is my life: Mother, Doctor, Health IT, Wellness, Writer. @msmemesha
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Brooke Obie
Brooke Obie is a screenwriter, an award-winning critic and author of the enslaved revolution novel BOOK OF ADDIS. www.brookeobie.com
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Tiana Reid
writer, literature teacher, phd candidate at columbia
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Jenisha Watts
Jenisha Watts is The Undefeated’s general editor for culture. Her Twitter bio quotes the late Toni Cade Bambara: Don’t leave the arena to the fools.
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Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
Writer and Wanderer. Award-winning journalist and author published in USA Today, AAA Traveler, Orbitz, London Telegraph, Brides, Ebony, Thrillist, The Takeout
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Jessica Lim
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing … or both | jessicalim.me | Contact me: jessicalim813@gmail.com
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Kara Cutruzzula
Author of DO IT TODAY and DO IT FOR YOURSELF, two motivational journals. My newsletter encourages you every morning: https://bit.ly/3vpPlV3
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Monica Hickson
Author of The COVID Diaries, Freelance Writer. If you enjoy reading my stories consider a Medium membership for just $5 a month. I’ll earn a small commission.
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Gabrielle Smith
Brooklyn based poet and essayist. Queer & Afro-Latina. Writing about love, sex, mental illness and intersectionality. // bygabriellesmith.com
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Teressa P.
Writer, matriarch, educator & advocate with bylines in Zora, Momentum, An Injustice!, Illumination, Creators Hub, etc. Community Builder #FoodieFridays
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Casira Copes
Bisexual Black Feminist | BLK INK Editor-in-Chief | casiracopes.com
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L.A. Justice
Organizer & Activist | Theologian | Author | Educator | Previously a Biochemist | Member of #WEOC | Previous Top Writer in Racism and BlackLivesMatter
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Dorothy Hines, Ph. D.
An educator, award-winning writer, and writer architect. I write about race, culture, Black women, and being a minimalist. I live life to the fullest.
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DarkSkyLady
Black/Puerto Rican creative non-binary. Spouts nonsense that occasionally makes sense. she/her/they/them
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Alexis Oatman
Writer, social media junkie, and journalist. Covering everything from pop culture, race, women’s issues, and more. Follow her on Twitter @ iamlexstylz.
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Dominique Simpson
The hermit scribe, a witty womanist. Essayist, poet, and black literature enthusiast. Unequivocally and unapologetically black.
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Chidi Michaels
Just a random citizen with quite a few opinions and a fervent need to unleash them.
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Michelle Silverthorn
Diversity Consultant. TEDx Speaker. Immigrant. Millennial. Author. Founder+CEO | Inclusion Nation (she/her) michellesilverthorn.com @inwithmichelle
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GFC: Grown Folk Conversations
We observe life through the lens of experience and intersectionality. We reflect, share, and welcome dialogue. Let the laughter, learning & healing begin!
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Kimberly Joyner
I write about American politics, current events, and gender/feminism in TV and film. Based in Atlanta, GA. Email: kimberlyjoyner87@gmail.com
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Shannon Hilson
Pro copywriter and blogger. AI enthusiast. Avid storyteller. She-wolf. | Email: bellingthecat@gmail.com | Links: https://linktr.ee/shannonhilson
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Akilah Hughes
Author | Fmr Podcast Host and Frequent Podcast Guest | IG: @akilahh | Twitter: @akilahobviously
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Tammy M
Please read. My anxiety thanks you.
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Aimee Liu
Author, Asian-American novels (Glorious Boy), nonfiction on eating disorders (Gaining), writing, wellness. Published @Hachette. MFA & more@ aimeeliu.net
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Irma McClaurin
Award-winning author/ anthropologist/consultant & past prez of Shaw U. Forthcoming: JUSTSPEAK: Race, Culture & Politics in America: http://irmamcclaurin.com.
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Natasha Kisila
My pronouns are she/her and I love to write sometimes. IG: @natashakisila Email: natashakisila@gmail.com
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Savala Nolan
DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN: ESSAYS ON RACE, GENDER AND THE BODY | @ vogue, time, harper’s, NYT | UC Berkeley School of Law | she/her | IG @notquitebeyonce
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Shamontiel L. Vaughn
When I'm not writing about news, politics and relationships on "We Need to Talk" or cracking jokes on "Tickled," find me on Substack. Visit Shamontiel.com
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Laura M. Quainoo
I write about race, CHOSSA (Children of Stolen & Sold Africans…ie Black people), embracing Africa as our ancestral homeland & other stuff as my Spirit moves me.
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Margot Macy
the original emo girl
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Lana Parris
Lana Parris is a maternal wellness advocate that loves exploring the experiences of motherhood across the Diaspora.
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Jeremy Helligar
Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj
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Miyah Byrd
The Ethical Storyteller. Founder & Host of We Don’t Talk About That! Advocate. Policy Enthusiast.
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Aubrie Johnson
Psychotherapy student, comms professional, art dork. #ActuallyAutistic. https://www.aubrieintheopen.com/
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Jas
we’re reading, we’re writing, cooking and vibing https://beacons.ai/1girl1library
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Tonya Pinkins
I Speak Truth To Power You Can’t Say That podcast bpn.fm/ycst Filmmaker RED PILL www.redpillmovie2020.com
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Mishel Noor
Soft Life Advocate, Light Bearer, Planter of Seeds, Repeller of Negativity…Unpopular Opinion Holder. I have a lot to say, about about a lot things. Here Goes.
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Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.
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Adetoro Ceballos
Living & Unlearning