Gale Greenlee

E. Gale Greenlee is a book nerd, freelance writer/editor and an independent literary and Black Girlhood Studies scholar from Greensboro, N.C. She holds a doctorate in African American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her work focuses on representations of Black and Latinx girlhoods in kids and young adult literature. An aspiring children’s author, she’s currently writing about Black children and green spaces and researching the history of Black crafts at Berea College.

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Mayah Collins

Mayah S. Collins is a visionary leader, passionate storyteller, and the driving force behind Fruit of May — a dynamic lifestyle media company based in

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Maria Tavarez

Maria Tavarez is a self-taught expressionist abstract artist pulling influences from Georgia O’KEEFE, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Paul Cézzane. Maria’s medium of choice is

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