LaKisha Cargill is a Birmingham-based freelance writer and award-winning poet who focuses on lifestyle, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and pop culture. She has contributed to Reckon South, Honey, and Wildfire Magazine. She is also an experienced insurance professional who has contributed to industry publications. Find LaKisha on Instagram @lakishawrites.
Soni Brown is a writer and editor. She is currently working on a book about repatriating to Jamaica from the US. Soni lives in Montego Bay with her family and a polydactyl cat, Priscilla Purrsley.
Kardea Brown, Gullah Geechee cook and host of Food Network’s Delicious Miss Brown and OWN’s The Great Soul Food Cook-Off, is author of The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family.
Lola Jaye is an author and registered psychotherapist. She was born and raised in London and has lived in Nigeria and the United States. She has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counseling. She contributed to the sequel to the bestseller Lean In, penned by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and has also written for the Huffington Post, CNN, Essence, HuffPost and the BBC. Her most recent novel is The Attic Child.
Ora Cook is a coach, freelance writer, and motivational speaker. She founded Cook’s Coaching Corner, which helps women overcome emotional obstacles and learn to live their best lives. Ora is an avid traveler and encourages women to travel for therapeutic and recreational purposes.