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I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first…
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Amy David was the Web Editor for RVAMag.com from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music,…
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Since 2005, the dedicated team at RVA Magazine, known as RVA Staff, has been delivering the cultural news that matters…
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John Reinhold is a CEO, shareholder, and President of Inkwell Ventures. Inkwell is the founding company of RVA Magazine, Inkwell…
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Ash is a writer and improviser from Richmond. She has a BA in English from VCU and an associates in…
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Caley Sturgill is the Director of Media at RVA Magazine. Email her at [email protected] for inquiries and RVA On Tap…
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Landon is a foreign policy and communications professional from Richmond specializing in high risk and complex environments, spending almost fifteen…
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Powered by coffee, Kyle Shearin is a regular contributor for RVAmag for better part of the decade. Mr. Shearin studied…
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Madelyne is a Richmond native and staff writer at RVA Magazine, primarily covering politics and white nationalism in Virginia. She…
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Jonah Schuhart is a Senior Broadcast Journalism Student at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jonah hopes to use his work to spread…
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Christopher Alan McDaniel is a 2015 VCU graduate with his Bachelor’s in English and a minor in Creative Writing. Chris…
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Wyatt Gordon is a born-and-raised Richmonder who holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Hawai‘i at…
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Band leader of The Flavor Project, Co Owner at La Cocina Studios, Cast Member on The Hustle Season podcast.
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Malik Hall is a RVA native and received his Bachelors of Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Minor in…
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Alicen Hackney is a music journalism student at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. Her passion is sharing and…
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Ryan Kent is the author of the collections, Poems For Dead People, This Is Why I Am Insane, Hit Me…
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Sarah Honosky is a field reporter for RVA Mag and GayRVA. She likes 90's cult classic television, biking, and writing…
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Lee Lynch has been writing lesbian fiction since the 1960s, and is an important influence in modern lesbian literature. Her…
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The Richmond Racial Equity Essays idea was inspired by and modeled after The Just City Essays: 26 Visions of Equity,…
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Multimedia journalist. Creative writer. Geek. Gamer. Bookworm. Lover of red wine and sunshine. Bachelor of Arts - The New School.…
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Lana recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. She served as editor-in-chief for the university…
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Jimmy O'Keefe is a senior at VCU studying journalism and political science. Jimmy enjoys booking shows, eating ice cream around…
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30 year old RVA native living in Los Angeles. VCU class of 2011 graduate with B.A. in World Cinema. Movie…
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Saffeya Ahmed is a senior at VCU studying journalism and political science. Enjoys painting, writing poems, and watching Friends.
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S. Preston Duncan is a poet, death doula, BBQist, and leatherworker in Richmond's East End. He is the sole proprietor…
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I’m Noah. I’m from Norfolk, Va. (the best city in the Commonwealth), and I’m a rising junior at VCU studying…
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David is an Eagle Scout and a rising senior at Longwood University, where he is a communication studies major with…
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Zach Armstrong is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Political Science. Zach aspires…
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George is a senior and Mass Communications major at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work has been featured in over a…
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Becky Ingram was with RVA Mag in the Summer of 2015 and has continued writing for RVAMag.com and GayRVA.com ever…
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George Wethington is a master of the interviewing process and a connoisseur of collegiate admissions. He likes to spend time…
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Zoe is a writer and illustrator from Rockville, Maryland. She graduated from VCU with a BFA in Communication Arts in…
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David Tran is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying Print/Online Journalism. When he is not working on a story,…
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Mitchel Bamberger is a writer and musician from Richmond, VA with a vast array of interests from environmental sustainability to…
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Samantha is a Virginia Beach native currently studying communications with a concentration in digital media at Longwood University. She specializes…
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Carola Rojas is a Bolivian citizen and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She's an aspiring creative strategist and advocate for…
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Radio/Words/Stories/Jokes/Bass Booking Agent at Flora, Bassist at Clair Morgan and Music director at WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio
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Jayla McNeill is a journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University and contributor to RVA Magazine. Her writing includes politics, diversity,…
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Brooke Nicholson is a recent graduate from Old Dominion University with a double-major in both psychology and English. Most of…
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Noelle is a senior at VCU, a stereotypical Tarantino fangirl, and honestly thinks that Miller Lite tastes good. She lives…
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I'm Carley Welch. I'm currently a rising senior at James Madison University where I'm majoring in media arts and design…
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Andrew is a Cuban American marketing student at VCU with a concentration in Product and Brand Management. He enjoys traveling…
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Aviance Hawkes is a former Mass Communications student at VCU. Aviance is an eclectic, positive, colorful being that also works…
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VCU Junior studying journalism and Spanish. Just doing my best with what I've got. Soy un junior a VCU estudiando…
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Will Gonzalez is a writer from Washington, D.C. living in Richmond. He is a contributor for the Henrico Citizen and…
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Ryan Persaud is currently studying Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. They enjoy reading and writing interesting stories, listening to…
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The LGBTQ voice for Virginia.
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Sydney Lake is a writer at RVA Magazine. Telling stories in a meaningful way is her deepest love, and writing…
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Robin Schwartzkopf is a writer from Richmond, Virginia, currently studying Media Studies and English at the University of Virginia. She…
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Former RVA Magazine Print Editor, Sound Gaze Host, The Auricular Editor, Off Your Radar Editor. I like music and I…
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Clara is non-binary trans woman (she/they pronouns) that enjoys writing about music, film, and fine food and drink. She is…
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Virginia St. Trojan x Hampton Pirate. Internet Radio Host. The Cheats Movement Podcast Co-creator. Half decent DJ at WRIR 97.3…
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Rich Meagher teaches political science at Randolph-Macon College, and is the author of Local Politics Matters (Lantern Publishing and Media,…
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Kaitlin Edwardson is a journalism major at the University of Richmond. At school, she is a writer on the school’s…
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Sarafina Sackey is a Senior at VCU majoring in Broadcast Journalism.
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Brianna Scott is a senior at VCU studying journalism and is originally from the 757. Brianna enjoys Thai food, talking…
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Kieran Cleary: works at a Taekwondo school in Midlothian. Co-writes a music blog, All Apologies. Graduated from The College of…
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Anya is a senior journalism major/creative writing minor at VCU. She is from Leesburg, Virginia. She is also a contributing…
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Lucienne Nghiem is a published photographer, filmmaker, and designer based in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has been seen across the…
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Megan Wilson is a freelance writer and marketing professional. She contributes fashion content for RVA Magazine, which is fueled by…
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Chelsea Higgs Wise is a social worker and intercultural communicator who specializes in connecting underserved and misrepresented communities to policymakers…
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Originally from Prichard, West Virginia, Emily has found herself using her mountain roots to navigate Richmond. With a love of…
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Benjamin West has lived in Richmond for about half a decade. He loves long walks on North Bank trail and…
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Rachel Scott Everett is Co-Founder & Creative Director at EVERGIB, a nomadic creative studio specializing in strategically led advertising and…
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Caitlin is pizza-enthusiast, adventurer, and unofficial caterer. She has a love for travel writing and folklore, and can't wait to…
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Matthew Sporn is a journalist and blogger born and raised in RVA. He began his writing career on Tumblr. That…
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Hi, everyone! I'm a lifelong Richmonder who loves this city and the people in it. I will be graduating from…
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I'm a sophomore political science and communications major at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I like mac n'…
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Student at VCU majoring in Journalism and minoring in English. Passionate about the environment and living as environmentally conscious as…
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Julia Raimondi is a journalism student at the University of Richmond from Kentucky with a love for everything about her…
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Calyssa Kremer graduated from VCU with a double major in Art History and Painting and Printmaking. She currently lives and…
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Allison Tovey is a freelance writer and publishing intern in Richmond, Virginia. Her passion for sharing stories is rivaled only…
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Christina McBride is a junior at the College of William & Mary studying English and Creative Writing. Christina finally learned…
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Amy L. Rector, PhD, is an assistant professor of anthropology at VCU. She is a biological anthropologist who studies human…
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My name is Chris Brown (no relation to the singer). I'm from Richmond, Virginia and I'm currently a senior at…
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Grace Todd is a writer, editor and gardener living in Church Hill, where she drinks cider, hangs out with her…
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Ethan is a VCU arts graduate with a concentration in theatre performance. He has a passion for culture, music, and…
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I am a recent graduate of Mary Washington, and an aspiring film critic. You can find more of my words…
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David Dominique is a composer and performer living in Richmond. Currently Assistant Professor of Music at William & Mary, much…
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Taylor Nice is a non-binary multimedia content creator currently located in Minneapolis, MN. They focus most of their time and…
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Local musician, show-booker, and gay man. Student at UMW.
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I'm a senior at the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. I grew up in rural Virginia and…
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Henry Clayton Wickham is a Richmond native and graduate of the Zell Writers Program. He is a recipient of a…
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Henry Haggard, a 7th grader at Tuckahoe Middle School, is an advocate for equality and an activist for the ACLU…
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Daniel Brickhouse is a Sophomore at VCU studying Gender Studies and Journalism. With a love for writing and social issues,…
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Aleda is a writer and a student at George Mason getting her Master’s in English. Her writing interests includes: fashion,…
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Sarah Kerndt is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Film…
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Critiques for The Culture is a conversational podcast and WRIR radio show that focuses on the socio-political themes found within…
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Bryan Schools is a Richmond lifer sans a four year hiatus to Radford University where he received his B.S. in…
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Maggie Campbell is a junior at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She is originally from Oakton,…
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Mike McCabe is a Richmond native recently returned home after time spent teaching in Spain, Oregon, Texas, and North Carolina.…
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Greta Timmins is a second year at the University of Virginia originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When she's not…
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Taiya Jarrett is a junior at Longwood University where she is pursuing a major in Communication Studies, as well as…
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Laura Drummond is a freelance writer based in Charlottesville, VA. She has a B.A. in English from the University of…
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Hadley, originally from Roanoke, Virginia, is a photojournalism major at GWU. She's passionate about documenting issues of incarceration and restorative…
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Brandon is a lifelong Richmonder. He graduated from VCU with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. He writes about music, sports,…
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In April 2022 musician, artist, weirdo Matthew Park returned to Richmond after many years of being wild in the Triangle…
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“Richmond’s Rabbi,” Rabbi Michael Knopf is the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in the Museum District and an active member of…
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The Peedmont is a Virginia-based independent news network that focuses on news and events around the great Commonwealth of Virginia.…
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Deandrea Chavis is writer and student at Hampton University studying communications and journalism. When not studying she is busy binge…
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Brea is a senior at VCU studying broadcast journalism. She is an avid sports lover. Brea has recently tapped into…
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Born and raised on classic films, Sam has been interested in films from the moment he opened his eyes. He…
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Craig Zirpolo (they/them) is a journalist, photographer and videographer from Richmond, Va. In addition to contributing to RVA Mag, they…
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Arianna Coghill is a multimedia journalist, graduating from VCU in December 2019. She's been published in the Washington Post, Chicago…
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Ginny studies English, journalism, and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington. When she's not on her crusade to…
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Phil Ford is the co-editor and a contributing writer of Richmond Macabre : Nightmares from the River City and Richmond…
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Brock is a local area stand-up comedian and freakonomics fan with an Economics degree from VCU. He is always overthinking,…
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Abigail Buchholz is a political science major at the University of Mary Washington. At school Abigail acts as News Editor…
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Talya Faggart is a Senior at VCU studying Broadcast Journalism. She enjoys fashion, music, and watching Rick & Morty.
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Marilyn is a local writer and singer based in Richmond, Virginia. She expresses herself through music and writing to connect…
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Norrin Nicholas is an independent writer/multimedia artist in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Kentucky for Writing, Rhetoric…
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Mitchell Paige is a graphic artist, aspiring comedian, and writer with a focus on not putting all his eggs in…
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Sage Cannady is a college student with a passion for documentary film. They are working on a BA in Political…
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Emma is a senior Print/Online Journalism major at VCU. She is interning with RVA Hospitality and writing blog posts for…
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D. T. Jones has previously written about music for Landmark Media, Whurk Magazine, AltDaily.com, and POPSCURE. He is also sometimes…
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Cassie has been involved with activism, social justice, and non-profit organizations for over 15 years. She identifies herself a life…
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Arianna Rose is a VCU graduate, skilled in Public Relations & Music (Vocal Performance). When she’s not writing here, she…
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Reggie Pace host of the PACECAST and co-Founder of Richmond’s own NO BS! Brass, a high-octane Brass explosion that's played…
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Jason Lappa is a photographer, journalist, and documentarian based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also a contributor for RVA…
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Chaz Nuttycombe is a 19-year-old college student and lifelong RVA resident. He has been interested in politics since a very…
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I'm currently a journalism student (and aspiring critic) attending Virginia Commonwealth University. You can find my writing in places like…
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Jonathan Facka is an RVA musician and podcast host. A pioneer and innovator in visual media and an award winning…
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Graham Stone (he/him) is songwriter and musician currently residing in Richmond, VA.
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Stephen Wood writes about politics, sports, history, and any combination thereof. His work has appeared in Paste Magazine, McSweeney's Internet…
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Emilia is a data journalist and designer who splits her time between Richmond, VA and Providence, RI, where she is…
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Madison is a writer, reader, and enthusiastic home cook who relishes the opportunity to gather people around a table. She…
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Freelance writer, reporter, content strategist.
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Lucas Wilson holds a BA in English, summa cum laude, from Liberty University and an MA in English from McMaster…
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Vivienne Lee is a graphic designer and arts writer at RVA Magazine. She majored in Communication Arts at VCU and…
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Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air…
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Matthew Conover is a writer attending nursing school. His work has appeared in RVA Mag, Gadfly, Pretty Much Amazing, and…
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Michael Millions is a Richmond rapper and co-founder of Purple Republic Music Group. Stream his newest album, Hard To Be…
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Andrew Gionfriddo is a journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently works for the Richmond International Film and Music…
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Richmond native, Southside born and raised. Graduated from VCU with a Bachelors in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science, with…
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Artist in many forms. Sharing love for cutting things up as editor and fine art collage media mixer, love of…
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I’m a student at VCU studying public relations. I’ll try anything once, especially if it’s an appetizer. I’m too curious…
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Dr. Steve Yacovelli (“The Gay Leadership Dude”) is Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC. His latest book, “Pride…
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Born and raised in Annandale, Virginia, Alexandra Zernik is set to graduate in December of 2020 from VCU with a…
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Chase Browning is a writer and broadcast technologist who has worked for community radio stations in Virginia for the past…
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Jesse Scaccia is the editor of AltDaily.com. He is a founder of Decriminalize Norfolk, and a communications consultant associated with…
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David Millman was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and is an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, where he is a…
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I am a reporter from the Richmond-area. When I'm not at work I'm usually watching or playing soccer, or watching…
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Madison Sweitzer is a 2019 graduate from the University of Richmond with a degree in Global Studies, Development, and Latin…
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Eric Hause is the publisher of OutWire757.com, Hampton Roads’ LGBT blog and magazine. He and his husband spend countless hours…
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Kaylin Cecchini is a VCU senior studying Political Science and Philosophy. She serves as a student advocate and is as…
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Conner Evans is a journalism and English student at University of Richmond. He has experience in newspaper reporting at Appen…
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Charles Rasputin is a writer and artist based in Norfolk, VA that creates and develops work for public viewership and…
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Will McLeod is a journalist and activist living in Washington, D.C. He began his career in independent media covering Occupy…
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Wandering the seas of cheese.
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A very private person, Steven prefers to let his camera do the talking. After all, a picture is worth a…
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Morgan was born and raised in Northern Virginia and moved to Richmond shortly after graduating high school. She grew up…
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Katie Logan is an Associate Professor of Focused Inquiry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is a member of the…
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Jon DiNovo is a writer from Northern Virginia and the author of poetry collections State of Vulnerability (2020) and The…
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Sian Lee Syring (She/They) is a vocalist, director, and voice actor based in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated in 2020 from…
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Jonathan Sharp is the CFO of the Birmingham, Alabama-based, Environmental Litigation Group PC (elglaw.com), a law firm specializing in toxic…
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Chauncey has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector and blends the art of hosting with environment design…
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Joe is the author of four books including Portraits of Immigrant Voices, E-X-I-T-O: Su estrategia de marketing digital en 5…
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LIL NEWS BOT is an AI assistant that provides concise summaries of local news.
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Originally from NY, Joe has lived and worked in RVA since 2012. He started shooting concerts in 2019 as is…
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Co-Founder WomanLifeFreedom RVA, Iranian-American writer, activist, documentarian.
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Andrew Grant is the founder of recordplayerpros.com. After two decades in and around the music industry, he now spends his…
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April Lauren Kelly is a graphic designer, illustrator, and owner of Mustard Buffalo Studio, LLC. Her work includes various mediums,…
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