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Creator Spotlight: Sierra Vandervort
We've quickly become huge fans of Sierra Vandervort. Her energy and positivity shine through all of her stories, inspiring us and other creators to live a more mindful life. From lunar studies and meditation to stories about the best ways to uncover a city's true charm—she's given us plenty of stories to choose from when it comes to picking a favorite. Sierra has also already impressed our Challenge judges for Locals Only, scoring second place with her story, "A Local’s Walk Through New Orleans’ Hippest Neighborhood." We were thrilled to learn a bit more about her! Enjoy her Creator Spotlight below.
Creator Spotlight: Fatima Elmusbahi
Fatima has been a constant source of inspiration for the Vocal community. Her poems have given us an inside look into who she is, what she stands for, and the positive energy she radiates. Being vulnerable and opening up isn’t always easy, but she’s taught us how powerful it can be, and how one can truly find strength in their words. We’re excited to see her continue to explore storytelling through her poems and beyond. We got to chat with Fatima to talk about her journey as a creator, and what she’s looking to work on next!
Creator Spotlight: Neal Litherland
Neal has been part of our community for a while now. His love for storytelling goes way back—from newspapers and magazines, to short stories, novels, and tabletop roleplaying games, he’s done a little bit of everything a time or two. Since joining Vocal, his stories have captivated many, but especially those in our Gamers and Geeks communities. Neal is what we could say an RPG extraordinaire, and has shared this, and many other insights, through his stories on Vocal time and time again. We had the opportunity to learn more about him and his passions and are excited to share this with you.
Creator Spotlight: Courtney Lowry
Courtney Lowry may be small in stature, but she’s making big waves in the Vocal community. A recent SCAD graduate majoring in Photography, Courtney views the world in a unique lens. With a focus in black and women’s rights, and a passion for dispelling the stigmas surrounding mental health, Courtney has moved her audience and challenged them to think critically about the world around them. Check out her thoughtful responses in her Creator Spotlight.
Creator Spotlight: Leigh Hooper
Leigh Hooper has been a Vocal creator for a year and a half now. You may recognize her from her pop culture insights, or reflections on life, or her candid anecdotes and poetry. We’ve been a fan of Leigh’s for a while, but she really caught our attention with her new series, “Tunes To Get Grooving To” on Beat. We decided to get to know a bit more about her and her creative journey—and we can’t wait for you to meet her too.
Creator Spotlight: Justin Clark
Justin quickly caught the attention of creators on Vocal with his helpful photography tips and guides. We’ve been looking forward to learning something new with every story that he’s submitted—and more recently have been very excited to learn about his thoughts outside of photography, including travel and social media. Creators like him help others in our community push their creativity forward, and for that we are incredibly grateful. We got to chat with Justin and learn a bit more about his passion for photography and being a creative—we’re excited to share his spotlight with you!
Creator Spotlight: Alyson Lewis
If you’ve ever seen a beverage that you’ve been too afraid to try but can’t stop thinking about, Alyson’s got you covered. From trying a ranch flavored soda to trendy drinks like Recess, she’s done it all—and will go above and beyond to give you an honest and helpful review that’s also guaranteed to make you laugh. Alyson became a creator earlier this year and quickly caught our attention with her wit and charisma. Her drink recipes saved us from the summer’s worst heat waves, and we can’t wait to add some of her concoctions to our holiday menu! She’s what we would consider our resident beverage queen, so we’re excited to share her Creator Spotlight with you.
Creator Spotlight: AURORE
AURORE is here to redefine erotica and to empower women to express their sexuality through writing. AURORE is making mainstream porn seem boring and simply not good—and isn’t that what sex should be all about? They're changing the game, and helping you be part of this movement of modern erotica that is honest, relatable, and real. We’ve been reading their stories on Vocal since they recently joined, and we can confirm that this is in fact all about erotica, updated.
Creator Spotlight: Ryan Frawley
From England to Germany to Italy and beyond, travel writer and entomologist Ryan Frawley has made his rounds across the globe. He's transcribed his experiences in his most recently published book, Towers Temples Palaces. Luckily, Ryan’s journey has brought him to Vocal. We got the chance to speak with Ryan about his passions, his travels, and his current projects. Read on to learn more about this star creator.
Creator Spotlight: Camilla Rantsen
Camilla Rantsen—model, actress, writer, “hygge guru.” She’s used to life in the spotlight, having made her mark on the screen in titles like Law & Order and Bandwagon. She’s an established author, with other projects in the making. She’s graced the Vocal community time and time again, and we finally got the chance to speak with her. Read on to learn more about this star creator.
Creator Spotlight: Rebekah B Lowri
A writer, a photographer, a rock climber, a world traveler—Rebekah does it all. From stories recounting her travel experiences, to those offering valuable advice on photography, this creator continues to astonish us with her work. We got the chance to speak to Rebekah about her passions, her online travel publication, Nether, as well as projects still under her belt. Read on to see what she has to say!
Creator Spotlight: Talya Jacobson
Talya Jacobson is a favorite on Vocal—Her series, “Friday’s Five at Five,” shine a spotlight on up-and-coming artists in Sydney’s indie scene, spreading word on musicians and creators who rock under the radar. Now, we’re shining a spotlight on Talya herself. We got a chance to speak with this outstanding journalist, artist, and music-enthusiast to hear more about who she is, and why she does what she does. Read on to see what we learned!