Susanna Krizo was born in Sweden, raised in Finland, and currently resides in Chicago, IL. She is the author of Essential Inequality & Social Justice in an Unjust World and blogs at www.susannakrizo.com.
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Carrie has an undergraduate degree in English, and a Masters degree in Multicultural Education from Eastern University. She has taught ESL and Academic Reading at the high school and junior college level in various urban settings, as well as EFL overseas.
Carrie also founded a non-profit called Someones Child that seeks to engage, educate, and empower families to combat human trafficking nationally and globally.
Currently, one can find Carrie enjoying the beautiful diversity of her own family, which includes her Czech husband, her eldest biological daughter, Bella, who is a medically fragile kiddo, and her youngest daughter, Ethiopian Habesha, Abeni.
Carrie is, “On a journey to live authentically”
Carrie is an amazing advocate and beautiful writer. Check out her work and contract with her today as a freelance writer by clicking and liking her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/raindropsandrivers/
Morgan Peterson is 22-year- old aspiring public relations professional from Columbus, Ohio. She recently graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism and a specialization in retail fashion product development. Morgan shows a true passion for fashion, entertainment and philanthropy and is excited to incorporate these passions into her career. To learn more about her, visit her website morganmpeterson.com.
An emerging writer in Chicago and current creative writing – nonfiction MFA candidate at
Columbia College Chicago
MFA Creative Writing – Nonfiction
Elon University Alumna
Nicole T. Walters loves to experience and to write about this messy, noisy, beautiful world and cultures not her own. Though her family’s roots run deep in the soil of the southern United States, Nicole along with her husband and their two little ones are learning to love hot milk tea instead of sweet iced tea as they make their home in South Asia. She hopes to help others create space to hear God’s voice in all the noise of life as she writes about faith from a global perspective at A Voice in the Noise. She has authored essays in several books and her writing has appeared in places like Relevant and CT Women. She is a regular contributor at The Mudroom, SheLoves Magazine, and READY Publication and is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild.
Sheli Massie is a writer on good days when a child isn’t puking or screaming or the dog hasn’t run away for the zillionth time or when the house doesn’t look like a Hoarders episode or she didn’t forget to pick up one of the five children from school. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband who has pushed her to be a better version of herself for sixteen years. Sheli adores her best friends and gets anxiety attacks around anyone pretty or skinny, so she stays in yoga pants and writes about redemptive story as a proud member of Redbud Writers Guild. You can find her writing at Eggs & Rice.
Transparent, authentic, fierce, fearless, focused, and faithful are a few words to describe me. Fun, loving, and outgoing are words that express my everyday experience. I wake each day determined to encourage someone, motivate everyone, and incite an awakening to move people beyond the status quo.
I am a Columbus, Ohio native, I serve on the Women Coming Together advisory committee promoting international leadership development in the areas advocacy, and economic empowerment. I am an active member of the Redbud Writers Guild, and a member of the Indie Christian Authors, and serve on the launch team for Mentor for Life. I am the author of seven published books and READY Magazine, and I travel the world speaking and writing.
I desire to give women and girls a platform to share their voices around their cause.
Today more than ever, outcries for social, economic and racial justice are escalating. People around the world are weary of living under the weight of dehumanization. While some have described what is going on as an uproar, I find myself searching desperately for the right words to express my thoughts. Finally, I found my voice during my recent experience of Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour. Beyond just being a brilliant performer, Beyoncé is a masterful storyteller. I now understand better why women are able to connect with her so easily. At age 50, I was content to sit through a rainstorm in Chicago in complete awe as I lived and enjoyed the moment. From ‘Formation’ to ‘Freedom,’ Beyoncé captured the experience of women and girls around the world. Truly amazing…
at its finest,
and on a very deep level.
Beyoncé has the gift to speak authentically to women and girls of different ethnicities and cultures, but there was something particularly transformative about that night for me. Something triggered within me that connected me with my God-kissed inner blackness. I experienced a multitude of emotions, but I sensed very deeply a renewed confidence and undeniable empowerment that I had been neglecting for years.