Ashley is the U.S. Partnerships Manager in the Google News Lab and a freelance writer based in New York City. She is a former Miss Long Island. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @ashleyalese.
Renée Cherez is a Black woman writer creating content at the intersections of travel, race and identity. She feels most at home in airports and is passionate about all things astrology, social justice and the existence of Black mermaids. Her work has been published in Huffington Post, ZORA and Expat Divas. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter (@reneecherez).
Author of five books including the memoir, Black Indian, Shonda Buchanan is a Sundance Writing Arts Fellow, a California Community Foundation Fellow, a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow and Literary Editor of Harriet Tubman Press. Regular freelancer for the LA Weekly, Shonda received an MFA at Antioch University and teaches at her alma mater, Loyola Marymount University. Follow her Instagram @shondabuchanan or www.ShondaBuchanan.com
Janelle King, MPH, RN, is a registered nurse who specializes in sexual and reproductive health. She has spent many years educating young women about the vagina, periods and sex. She has contributed articles to Monthly Gift, Modern Fertility, and The Body among many others. You can find her latest women's health musings on her blog, The Nurse Note.
Shannon Shelton Miller is an award-winning writer and journalist with publications in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ESPN.com, Slate, InStyle, Shondaland and the Huffington Post. She is the editor of The Dayton Anthology, scheduled for release in December 2020.
Trinidad-born, Chicago-based writer Patrice Grell Yursik created Afrobella.com in 2006 as a destination to shine a celebratory light on Black beauty, natural hair, plus size style and culture. She has contributed writing to publications including O Magazine, Essence, Elle, Vogue Italia and Food and Wine. You can follow her online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Afrobella.