Ashley M. Coleman
The creator of WriteLaughDream.com, Ashley is an author, workshop facilitator and avid dreamer. She has independently published two books, "Dear Love: A Love Letter to You" and "Love on Purpose." Her freelance writing has been published in JUMP Magazine, GRAMMY.com, Essence.com and many more. She's an advocate for writers finding their voice and learning how expand their reach.
Edie is a therapist and writer from the Greater Philadelphia area. She specializes in the substance abuse population, and believes "we're all recovering from something". Edie holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Eastern University, and is also a National Board Certified Counselor. Her self titled blog focuses on mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and wellness.
Ka’Lyn Banks-Coghill is a writer, scholar, and digital media strategist. She has been featured/written for publications such as XoNecole, WriteLaughDream, and Live Civil. She is known for her witty and introspective personal blog and her academic research that focuses on Black women, sociolinguistics, and social media usage. Ka’Lyn loves making people laugh ,leading her life with love, and focuses on her own spiritual journey as a means to heal. She is a mental health advocate and uses her own diagnoses of Bipolar disorder to write about her journey with mental health.
Telyse Bee is a freelance writer and blogger living, dreaming, and creating in her wonderfully overcrowded mind/city of Atlanta, GA. She is the founder of FabulouslySlow.com, a blog dedicated to encouraging women to slow down, simplify, and find the joy in everyday life. She is also a wife, mama, and lover of stationery and all things paper. Telyse is emotionally invested in her family, cows, books and creating music playlists for absolutely everything.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabrielle Hickmon is the Creator-in-Chief of The Reign XY, an online publication for millennial women of color. She believes in doing both and splits her time between creative endeavors and the academic halls of Cornell and Penn. From Ypsilanti, MI, Gabrielle will always be a Midwestern girl at heart even if she is on the East Coast for now. A lover of reading, writing, traveling, and politicking, Gabrielle spends her time trying to create a life she loves and her work - academic, creative, or somewhere in between - is a reflection of her vast interests and point of view.
Brea Finney is a Public Relations Account Coordinator at an advertising agency based in Honolulu, Hawai’i. An advocate for all things digital and a lover of all things printed, she has spent time working with NBC 5 Chicago, Weber Shandwick Chicago and multiple organizations dedicated to the empowerment of minorities. Brea earned her BA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently continuing her education with Syracuse University. When she isn’t working or studying, you can find her scrolling through social media, sifting through thrift stores or binge watching Netflix with a great book by her side!
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Tamika Burgess is a writer and newsletter curator. She has penned articles for Cosmo for Latinas, xoNecole, Boriqua Chicks, and others. For five years Tamika was the driving force behind The Essence of Me, a blog she started out of a need for expression.
In 2015 Tamika decided to stop blogging and give all her attention to a new venture; Es Mi Cultura – a monthly newsletter highlighting Afro-Latinas.
Learn more about Tamika by visiting TamikaBurgess.com
I'm Ja'Quette', but in the online world, I go by J. I'm an Earl Grey tea lover and a firm believer in using our words and stories to help others. I am passionate about helping women use writing to heal, engage in personal growth, and create authentic content.
Laneshia Lamb is a writer, coach and discovery enthusiast; she prides herself on helping others identify and share their voices. A writer since the age of 5, her childhood is where she discovered her own. Laneshia creates web content, offers ghost-writing services, and contributes to several online platforms. Her educational background in Finance and work experience as a manager has given her a broad base from which to create topics and curate relatable online content. Learn more about Laneshia Lamb uses her own experiences to help you discover your personal or professional voice.