Hi, I’m Melissa (that’s me in the blue!) and I am Midwest born, Memphis bred, writer and content marketer who splits my time between Chicago and Brooklyn. Through my work, I build relationships at the intersection of creativity, community, and culture, with a heart for Black culture and women of color.
I’m the Founder of #blkcreatives, a collective that empowers and advocates for Black creatives across various industries. I am the co-Founder of KINDRD, an interactive, multi-service creative company powered by professional wellness with knowledge on how to reach the Black creative millennial demographic. We were recently featured on FastCompany.com!
I am actively pursuing opportunities in the areas of content creation, copywriting, multicultural marketing, and diversity + inclusion with a focus on culture, personal and professional wellness, and female empowerment. I am also open to branded content and digital and consumer marketing opportunities. Check out my portfolio HERE.
Jay Z is the greatest rapper alive. A Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah may be my writer’s Bible.
Info about ‘First Draft’:
A few years ago, my creative partner, Ashley Simpo and I respectively launched our freelance writing careers. We went through the ups and downs and failures that every writer faces when taking this journey. It's rewarding and exciting and hard and overwhelming and without a flashlight, it's easy to get lost.
That's why we decided to create a guidebook just for aspiring freelance writers to address all the questions we've been asked, all the lessons we've learned and all the stuff we wish we knew back when we first started.
First Draft is a 48-page digital guidebook just for writers looking to work with online publishers. It's a no-bullsh*t manual for launching a lucrative and creatively fulfilling career as a writer. Get it HERE.
I’m on a mission to live with intention and help tell stories that create sustainable change.
My writing portfolio.