Even as a kid, I realized I had an insatiable appetite for fashion, magazines, entertainment and storytelling. Growing up in a small town with only one caution light, I had to make up my own form of amusement. If I wanted any significant cultural experience, my escape was in the pages of magazines. But my small-town upbringing never kept me from thinking I would one day join those talented writers and editors whose work I grew up reading in those glossy pages.
With a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University in fashion design & merchandising and a master’s in journalism from The University of Alabama, I hope to merge the two one day for a publication I admire. It’s my dream to conceive and produce content on multiple platforms, whether it be standard content management systems or social media. I’m open to growing at any publication and digital outlet as long as it allows me to do what I love on a creative level. My interests include fashion, travel, food, culture, entertainment and, any and all things, Beyonce.
Most of my professional experience has been rooted in regional and lifestyle magazines. I currently work as a staff writer for the digital team at Southern Living magazine. I also created a multimedia project focusing on the 2011 tornado devastation that ravaged Tuscaloosa, Alabama, during my matriculation at The University of Alabama. For more of my experience and writing samples, please view my resume and clips.
When I’m not poring over the pages of magazines or religiously checking the Web and social media for trends and all the latest celebrity/Beyonce news, I’m usually binge-watching my favorite TV series and movies, reading, and trying to find inspiration in the things and people around me.