WE'RE A PASSIONATE TRIBE OF WRITERS, FREELANCERS, AND CREATIVES

We Started SHE in a coffee shop in Harlem, with a notebook full of sketches, and zero funding. Today, we've evolved into digital storytelling platform for female founders of color, and we're as proud as ever of our humble beginnings. Our mission hasn't changed though--our goal is to change perceptions around what an entrepreneur looks like, and to get more minorities into the industry. We're constantly on the hunt for new talent, and we love getting feedback from our readers. Check out our contributors, and why they've teamed with us, below.

 
 
 

Alana brown

she founder

Alana launched the SHE platform in 2016. The original concept was to de-mystify the start-up lifestyle for aspiring, diverse young women. In 2016, Alana became a Finalist for The Nantucket Project—an incubator dedicated to spreading the world’s most important ideas through our groundbreaking programs and initiatives. Alana hails from Northern California, and graduated from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

 

LINDSAY MORRIS 

Creative consultant

In addition to providing input at SHE, Lindsay is a Creative Campaign Consultant for a number of award-winning organizations and storytelling platforms, including GLEASON, Girl Rising, Nest Foundation, Playground, and Frack Theatre.

 

SHANTHI MARIE BLANCHARD

WRITING CONTRIBUTOR 

Shanthi is a writer, freelance marketing strategist and host of SkinInTheGamePodcast.com. Her works have been featured on Mic.com, Her Agenda, UNDO-Ordinary and The London School of Economic's Engenderings. For pitches, email Shanthi at smblanchardjr@gmail.com

 

 

JADE SMALL 

WRITER & PRODUCER 

ade Small is entering her final year at New York University's Film and Television undergraduate program. Fully enamored with storytelling, Jade is constantly creating new work and thoroughly enjoys utilizing her skills in writing and directing to support non-profit organizations. She hopes to continue to develop work that benefits the community and tells the stories that need to be heard. 

 

BRITTANY BRAZIL 

WRITING CONTRIBUTOR 

Brittany is a student at the University of Southern California studying Communication and Music Industry. She has been featured on Neon Tommy, a media publication at her school. Though having headed to the California for college, Brittany is still a proud east-coaster at heart, hailing from Washington DC. 

 

VALENE MEZMIN

WRITING CONTRIBUTOR

Valene is a Junior Professional Writing and Physics double major at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a prospective journalist who currently serves as the News Editor for The Tartan newspaper. 

 

 

LAUREN GIELLA 

WRITING CONTRIBUTOR  

Lauren is a student journalist at the University of Southern California. Her work has been featured on The Tab USC and Annenberg Media.

NIKKI FOREMAN

film editor

Nikki Foreman is a Senior at NYU majoring in Film & TV Production. She spends every second of free time on-set or in the editing room, having just completed a post-production internship at Viacom. Her strengths are primarily organization and problem-solving, skills she gained working closely with producers and directors as well as at various companies, and while working at NYU's post-production center. 

SAM SHEPPE

WEB DESIGN 

Sam is a computer science major and data analysis minor at Wesleyan University. At school she works in various tech-related jobs and assists in computer science and data analysis classes. Although she grew up in Texas and Florida her family now lives in Park City, UT where they love to hike and ski.