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: 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.
Creator Spotlight: Jakayla Toney
Jakayla Toney is a Horror Author, Creative Writing Mentor, and Photographer based out of New Jersey. The multifaceted creator is equally obsessed with the Horror genre as she is with helping writers of all skillsets sharpen their skills and write compelling content—no matter which genre inspires them to create.
Creator Spotlight: Dan Pittman
Dan Pittman is a self-aware, philosophical creator with an incredible ability to demystify the human psyche. His stories offer new, uncommon perspectives on life—ones that both examine and challenge everyday thoughts and what it means to be human. Out of all of the soon-to-be Father's admirable traits, we especially appreciate how easy Dan makes it for his readers to find comfort in who they really are; or, become who they want to be. He's a great creator to look into if you're ever feeling trapped in a box, or that you're not meeting your full potential.
Creator Spotlight: Gigi Robinson
Gigi Robinson is a content creator, photographer, consultant, and influencer based out of Los Angeles. When she's not creating dynamite content, she's leading by example and giving back to the creative community with tips on how to succeed in the ever-changing digital world.