Our Team of Guest Contributors

Contributing writers of the Localista Blog are all unique bad ass creatives all seeking to e-meet new people. Want to know more about the writers?

 

Danielle Bayard Jackson

is a former high school teacher and the founder of STRIDE Media Group, a public relations agency dedicated to securing media coverage for women- and minority-owned businesses. She also runs the "GIVE IT A REST MOVEMENT", a  "tough love" blog that encourages Millennial women to discover their power by releasing their insecurities. Danielle's goal is to help women in both their personal and professional lives through community storytelling. Her first book, Give it a Rest, will be released summer 2019.

Siria Alvarez

is a Media & Event Producer, Photographer and Blogger from the Bronx, New York currently residing in Harlem. She has been an entrepreneur since 2008 and has done a range of media work small and large for clients in the areas of journalism, fashion, retail and more. Some notable companies in her resume include The New York Times, Source Magazine, The Harlem Collective and Barclays Center. Siria is also the CEO & Founder of The Urban Interest, a boutique agency, resource and inspiration hub that provides branding and creative consulting services and more. She hopes to help develop the growth of small businesses and branding education in the urban creative communities.


Ayana Bryant-Weekes

is a writer, editor and language artist. Ayana’s literary intuitiveness was nurtured and developed during her academic career at The Fashion Institute ofTechnology as a Communications student. Overtime, Ayana established a distinctive approach to poetry and personal essays, that creates a visual of the duality imbedded in their themes.

In addition to her affinity for creative writing, Ayana combines her love for prose and proofreading as Co-Founder, Managing Editor, and contributor for Advance Magazine. Ayana also specializes in writing and editing professional biographies, blog posts, product reviews and descriptions, academic essays, resumes and cover letters.

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