Yami Jaramillo is a creative freelancer, journalist, and the Editor in Chief of Spendefy’s Blog. Originally from Panama City, Panama, but adopted by Atlanta’s creative culture she strives to be an original voice for her generation and bring light to topics and people that are underrepresented.
Antwon Davis is the Co-Founder & CEO of Spendefy™, a digital platform that connects black-owned businesses to conscious consumers. He also serves as the Managing Partner & Head of Digital Branding at 4THPARK™, a digital branding agency that focuses on helping companies position their brand online.
Eldredge E. Washington is the co-founder & COO of Spendefy™, a digital platform that connects black-owned businesses to conscious consumers. He is a community activist known for his servant leadership and author of Become M.A.D.E. It’s a Lifestyle.
Ifie Natasha Brandon is a writer, poet and aspiring author with a passion for community development and a knack for bringing people together for a common cause or movement. If she could choose to do anything for the rest of her life, she would travel the world, telling the stories of the communities and people that she encounters; and she intends to do just that!
Janell is a writer, Speech Language Pathologist, and lover of learning. Her passion for language and communication has made her a phenomenal writer and editor. Her long term goal is to open up her own speech therapy clinic that will serve people around the world. She is an alumni of the University of Toledo and NCCU. She is currently in the second year of her doctoral program at the University of Findlay.
Takia Lamb graduated from Spelman College in 2009 with a BA in Psychology and GA State University with an MSW in 2011. She is a wife, mother, and writer who believes in stories that provoke thought and emotion. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA and has a personal mission to approach community development through the lense of compassion.
Talitha Anyabwelé is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Girl Speaks™ theatrical show and movement. She is an experienced educational consultant, poetry anthology & children’s book author, and global citizen.
Xavier Best is a graduate from Georgia Southern University where he earned a BS in mechanical engineering technology with a minor in writing. His writings on US domestic and foreign policy has been published in such online media outlets as Truthout, Counterpunch, and the International Political Forum. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he is regularly involved in local advocacy around civil and human rights.