Lottie L. Joiner is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer. Her work has been published in a number of media outlets including The Washington Post, USAToday, The Daily Beast, Essence and TheRoot.com.
Falene Nurse is a freelance writer who has lived and worked in London, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and the Caribbean. She's worked 15 years in advertising and marketing for brands and clients such as Samsung, Apple, DirecTV, Panasonic, UCLA, Lenovo, Universal/Renegade Video, KeepMePosted, MGM, TCM, HP, and P&G. She has been published in Miami New Times, The Florida Star, Slate, The Hollywood Reporter, Travel Noire, Details, Treats!, Bello, Vibe, No Tofu, Parade, Women's Health & Fitness Australia, and more.
Andrea Williams is a creative director and designer at Paisley Paper Co., a stationery design firm, and Andrea Designs Studio, a branding design firm. Williams’ design sensibilities were cultivated through her 15-year career as a graphic designer and senior art director at several global advertising agencies in metro Detroit. In February 2020, she took the leap into full-time entrepreneurship, managing and designing for both Paisley Paper Co. and Andrea Designs Studio.
Dontaira Terrell is a Florida A&M University graduate, Ohio native, and lifestyle journalist. Her work has appeared in countless national mediums, including Shondaland, BET, MTV, VH1, Black Enterprise, and many more. Dontaira's love for documenting life's best moments happened as a youth, consuming local and national news and engrossing herself in various magazines, newspapers, and books to read. Her career highlights include exclusive interview coverage of celebrities such as Michael B. Jordan, Tyra Banks, Nikki Giovanni, and Russell Westbrook. She is currently based in Los Angeles; connect with her on social media @dontairaterrell.
Robin Wilson-Beattie is a disability and sexuality educator, speaker, writer. As an international keynote speaker and content creator, her work and words have been featured in Bustle, Medium, The Today Show, Bedsider, rePublica, The Cut, Pulp Magazine, HuffPost, Good Morning America, and various blogs, podcasts, and other media . You can find her on Twitter: @sexabled or www.robinwb.com.