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Creator Spotlight: Jord Tury
Jord Tury is more than just a creator. He’s an experienced gamer, an established photographer, a published author with a new novel in the works—and a proud husband, and father of two. Jord continues to blow us away, with every piece of work he shares. We got the chance to speak to Jord about who he is, what he does, and what inspires him to keep creating. Read on to hear what he had to say!
Creator Spotlight: Natalie Lennard
Natalie’s only been on Vocal since July—and, already she’s made her mark as a standout creator. A mother and award-winning photographer based in the UK, Natalie’s stories focus on the subject of birth. Her written and visual art invites readers to investigate topics around pregnancy, ones that are easily shied away from. Natalie’s work is raw, powerful, and impactful—and we got to speak with Natalie to get to know her a little bit better. Here’s what she had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Jerome Shaw
Jerome has been a creator on Vocal since the beginning of this year, and from story one, he’s been on a mission to inspire others with his words. As a podcaster and a writer, he’s opened up about everything from being more productive to pushing through tough times, really letting his audience in on his life. With this, he hopes to motivate others to share their thoughts and feelings and lose that fear of being vocal and vulnerable. We’re always looking forward to another one of his stories, especially when we need that extra boost of positivity. We spoke with Jerome to get to know him better and here’s what he had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Whitney Alese
Whitney is a new creator on Vocal who, despite having joined not too long ago, has already blown us away story after story. Never afraid to voice her opinion, her stories resonate with all of us, and make us think twice about certain things. Whether she’s talking about fashion or policy, she’s found a way to use her words to empower others and get the conversation started. We know her future’s bright, and we can’t wait to see where her stories go next. We sat down with Whitney to learn a little bit more about her—read along!
Creator Spotlight: Savannah McKinley
Savannah is hard to miss. She’s been sharing her vibrant personality and creativity on Vocal for over a year now. With every story, we’ve been able to get a glimpse into what inspires and motivates her. From her life as a yoga instructor, to helpful advice on traveling and relationships—she’s always sharing new ways to look at life through a positive lens. As a creative person, her work constantly inspires others, so we sat down with Savannah to learn a little bit more about her—what sparks her creativity? What is she most passionate about? Read along for some of the things you should definitely know about her!
Creator Spotlight: Dar’Jae Shyree
Born and raised in Chicago, Dar’Jae always had a passion for writing, humanitarianism, and making the world a better place. Together with her interests in fashion and the modeling industry, she was always looking for a way to highlight women like her who shared her same interests. That’s why she started Adoring Black Women—a blog dedicated to celebrating women of color, and above all informing and educating people on important topics including race and ethnicity. Her Instagram quickly blew up (no surprise there!) as it provided a relatable and safe space for other women like her, while adding some humor making it a must-follow account. She started creating on Vocal a few months ago, and her stories were inspiring and insightful without fail, so we sat down with Dar’Jae to get to know her a bit better. Here’s what she had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Jonathan Sim
Jonathan Sim has been a frequent contributor to our Geeks community—sharing insightful reviews and thoughts on some of our favorite movies, and more. His stories have captivated the interest of the Vocal community, especially when it comes to learning a thing or two about the MCU (if you still haven’t read his Spaghetti Order on how to watch these movies, you’re definitely missing out). We’re big fans of Jonathan’s stories, and practically read his reviews before deciding on whether or not a movie is worth watching. We wanted to get in touch and learn a bit more about this film lover—here’s what Jonathan had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Harrison Galgut
Meet Harrison Galgut, a photographer and videographer who’s passionate about telling powerful stories through his lens. He’s the founder ofEdit6 Photography, a company built to capture the lives of people in the most artistic way. Specializing in portraits, weddings and other milestone events, his mission is to find ways in which he can keep alive the memories of other people’s happiest times. We love seeing how photography and storytelling go hand in hand, and decided to reach out to Harrison to learn a bit more about how he accomplishes this. Here's what he had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Reigning Women
Danielle Regina—also known as Qwnie—is the founder of QWN Apparel and Reigning Women. She and her team used Vocal to build up Reigning Women's blog a few months ago, and since then they've been sharing enlightening, empowering stories about what it means to be a woman personally, and what it means to be a woman in today's cultural and political climate. We love the message that they're working to spread, so we decided to reach out to Qwnie to learn more about how she got started and what she hopes to achieve through Reigning Women. Here's what she had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Faith Summer
Faith Summer is an entrepreneur and world traveler who's dedicated herself to a truly bohemian lifestyle. This Vancity girl has traveled to country after country in search of natural, vibrant beauty—and the perfect photo op. She values natural beauty in people, too; she's fiercely adamant about the importance of self love, without any qualifications or exceptions. Faith has been creating on Vocal for nearly a year and a half now, sharing her colorful worldview with the rest of our community. So, we decided to sit down with her and see what she had to say about wanderlust, getting creative, and loving where your roots lie—and here's what she had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Alexis Montoya
Meet the face behind The Bronx Vegan, a movement rooted in a conscious effort to make mindful lifestyles more accessible. Alexis Montoya is a native Bronxite with Peruvian and Puerto Rican roots, and she's been creating on Vocal for a year and a half now as she navigates a city and a cultural background in which veganism is less than traditional. Alexis shares how she manages to live as a vegan without sacrificing joy or culture in a borough where the chopped cheese reigns supreme. We sat down with Alexis to get to know her, and The Bronx Vegan, a little better, and here's what she had to say.
Creator Spotlight: Samantha Bentley
Samantha Bentley: A true Renaissance woman. DJ, yoga guru, vegan food lover, award-winning former porn star, and as of a few weeks ago, a glowing new mother to a beautiful baby boy. Samantha has been a Vocal creator for three years now; she's watched our platform grow, and we've been lucky enough to watch her grow with us as she's explored everything from the sex work industry to mental health to experiencing motherhood. So, we decided to sit down with her and get to know her better—and we can't wait for you to get to know her, too.