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Ashlei Williams

Memphis Native Ashlei Williams has been writing for business, philanthropic, minority and academic audiences for a decade. She earned her master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School and bachelor’s in English from Spelman College. In 2016, she started GJC Publicity, focusing on editorial, marketing, advertising and creative writing. Get in touch with her at ashlei@gjcpublicity.com.

Dawn Neuses

Dawn Neuses is a transplant Memphian and part-time freelance journalist from the Midwest who spent the past year exploring her new home in the Mid-South. Dawn was a reporter for 20 years, covering everything from education to community activism, and enjoys learning something new from every person she meets.

Kiki Whartenby

Kiki is a senior at St. Mary's Episcopal School. She currently serves as the editor in chief of The Tatler, her school's newspaper, and has been on staff since her sophomore year. Before that, she was a writer for Grrlpunch, an online magazine. She serves as the co-ambassador for the St. Mary's Facing History chapter and is a leader of the Minority Students Association. 


Julie McCullough

Julie McCullough grew up in Millington, Tenn. She received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and M.A. in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She currently teaches CLUE for gifted students at Shelby County Schools. McCullough is behind architecture blog This Place in History.

Stephanie Gonzalez

Stephanie Gonzalez is a Cooper-Young resident who grew up in Collierville and graduated from the University of Memphis. Her degree in journalism and fascination with cities and how people behave in them make urban development a natural area of interest. When not writing or people watching, you can find Stephanie sampling local beer, volunteering in her neighborhood or spending time with her pups.


Renee Davis Brame

 

Renee Davis Brame is a writer, actor and loyal Memphian.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Memphis.  Her work for the blog, Pop Depravity, earned an award from the National Society for Newspaper Columnist’s 2016 Column Contest. She is also the founder of theatre901, a virtual community for MidSouth artists of all genres.  


Julia Craven & Madeline Faber

Julia Craven covers race, policing and civil rights for HuffPost. If you have a story to tell, you can reach her at julia.craven@huffingtonpost.com or on Twitter @juliacraven. Madeline S. Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter based in Memphis, Tenn. Her work can be found at @highgroundnews (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and @maiden_memphis (Twitter).

Julia Craven and Madeline S. Faber

Julia Craven covers race, policing and civil rights for HuffPost. If you have a story to tell, you can reach her at julia.craven@huffingtonpost.com or on Twitter @juliacraven. Madeline S. Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter based in Memphis, Tenn. Her work can be found at @highgroundnews (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and @maiden_memphis (Twitter).

Thelma Balfour

Thelma Balfour has been a freelance writer for USA Today and Newsweek. She also worked as a reporter for The Commercial Appeal, the daily newspaper in Memphis. She is the author of two books, Black Sun Signs: An African American Guide to the Zodiac and Black Love Signs.

Molly Mulroy

Molly Mulroy is a recent graduate with a B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans. A native Memphian, she's had a long-standing interest in social justice issues and enjoys storytelling in any form. Her recent podcast Outside covers the stories of four formerly incarcerated people from Louisiana and their struggles with reentry.

Aisling Maki

Aisling Maki is a writer and editor with awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Public Relations Society of America. Her work has appeared in publications in more than 20 countries and she has written locally for more than a dozen publications, including The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Flyer and Memphis Parent Magazine. She previously worked as a digital producer and weekend reporter for Action News 5, Memphis correspondent for the Agence France-Presse (AFP) and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News.


Cole Bradley

Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and applied anthropologist. Since 2011, Cole has worked as a researcher, strategist, and community engagement specialist across the city's private, public, and non-profit sectors. Passionate about storytelling, they began contributing to High Ground News in 2017.

Kirstin Cheers

Kirstin Cheers is a native South Memphian and freelance journalist. She's written for The Tri-State Defender and is a current contributor for iLoveMemphis blog and Memphistravel.com. Professionally, she's the communications specialist at United Way of the Mid-South, a non-profit that supports agencies serving people living in poverty. 

Morgan Beckford

Morgan Beckford is a long-time Memphian, performing musician and educator. Currently, she serves as the coordinator of in-school partnerships for the Memphis Music Initiative and summer conservatory director for Opera Memphis. 
 
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