Vocal Spotlight aims to highlight standout creators who are changing the world one story at a time. We're getting to know the storytellers who inspire us the most, and we can't wait for you to meet them.
Creator Spotlight: Little Black Book Challenge Winner - Jess Sambuco
Jessica Sambuco, a.k.a. the first-place-winning creator of the Vocal+ exclusive Little Black Book Challenge (Created with Moleskine), spoke with admirable humility when we asked her about the largest win in Vocal Challenge history. Not to mention, she did it on her first try. That's right—one submission, one win, $20k in the bank.
Creator Spotlight: Bianca Best
Bianca Best is an immensely driven, buoyant, and accomplished author, entrepreneur, and mother of four from the UK. While some adults tend to shy away from self-improvement and fulfillment as their primary responsibilities take shape, Bianca practices and preaches what it takes to rise above complacency and demand achievement in the modern world.
Creator Spotlight: Natalie Spack
Natalie Spack is a charmingly optimistic writer, videographer, and actress based out of Los Angeles, California. With such a wide range of skillsets and interests, the St. Louis native found success on Vocal through a number of avenues.
Creator Spotlight: RJ
Raven Jantara, or RJ, is a bright 21-year-old writer and artist based out of Portland, Oregon. RJ is a Vocal+ Founding Member, which means she's been gracing our creator-driven platform with her articulate, multi-community content for a very long time. How long exactly? Well, long enough to have published over 60 stories and either win or place in a whopping six challenges.
Creator Spotlight: Farmer Nick
Nick Cutsumpas, or "Farmer Nick," is an L.A.-based Plant Coach, Urban Farmer, and Environmentalist dedicated to creating inviting and informative content for plant parents and soon-to-be plant parents alike.
Creator Spotlight: Angelica Pasquali
Angelica Pasquali (or Jelly for short) is a professional photographer, climate activist, and mental health advocate based out of New Jersey. When she's not out shooting for her sustainable wedding and elopement photography business, Dawnpoint Studios, you can find Jelly volunteering at local cleanups and inspiring others through her sustainable lifestyle on Vocal, Instagram, and Youtube.
Creator Spotlight: Andrew Sotomayor
Andrew Sotomayor is an Emmy winning makeup artist with over 17 years of experience in beauty editorial, red carpet, fashion, film, television, and brand development. Andrew won his first Emmy for Saturday Night Live in 2017, was nominated for an Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in 2018, and was nominated again for Ryan Murphy's Pose in 2019.
Creator Spotlight: Dave Weaver
Dave Weaver is a straight, speculative, and science fiction author from St. Albans, England; positioned about an hour north of London. The devoted husband and proud father has five paperback/digital novels published by Elsewhen Press in addition to two self-published novels and a few short story collections.