The Balancing Act with Musician and Student Preethi Shakti

Desarae Gabrielle

Desarae, editor-in-chief & founder of Inspirer, is a writer and software engineer residing in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to launching Inspirer, she spent 3 years as a feature and festival contributor for YahooTv!

Ashley McFaul

Ashley is a social media community manager and artist, who splits her time between Houston, Tx and Los Angeles, CA. With a degree in Mass Media Communications, Ashley likes to use videos, photos, and essays to connect people with what’s happening in the world.

Lily Grae

Lily is an entertainment writer who grew up around the corner from Janis Joplin's hometown. Consequently, she found herself enthralled with the music and stories of the leading women of rock & roll at a young age.

Robyn Sneddon

Robyn is a blogger and radio DJ located in Ayrshire on the West Coast of Scotland. She is about to begin her final year of school studying art and music and following this hopes to have a career in media and journalism. Robyn has written and produced a variety of content for sites such as One Soul Many Hearts and Young Scot as well as raising awareness for those with disabilities and chronic pain sufferers by sharing personal experiences on her blog. Aside from her keen interest in journalism, Robyn has a strong passion for music and can often be found browsing her local music stores, practicing bass and sharing her favorite tracks with listeners during a weekly radio slot at 3TFM located in her home of Scotland.

Deanna Byrne

Deanna is a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations at San Diego State University. Born in New Jersey, she spends her free time record shopping, enjoying the company of her friends, and listening to the inspiring music of Fleetwood Mac. Being the free spirit that Deanna is, she wishes to take part in traveling the world. With her intuitive nature, she loves to communicate on a personal level with people.

Christina Giaquinto

Amber Dodds

Amber is a writer and pop culture enthusiast residing in Columbus, Ohio. Forever the restless spirit, she loves to travel to new places and explore nature as much as possible. When she's not busy sneaking up to the front row of a concert, she can be found furiously scribbling thoughts in a journal, or soaking up her latest literature find. The Oscars are her Super Bowl.

Riley Reign

Breanna Finch

Cortney Krueger

Annie Govekar

Annie is a photographer and artist currently residing outside of Philadelphia. She has a degree in media design from the MTSU School of Journalism and got her start doing graphic and merchandise design for the NYC theatre community. She spends most of her free time traveling to theatre, concerts, or creating art. She has an unquenchable thirst to explore all things abandoned and old. Annie also answers to the name of Yoda (a favorite nickname amongst family and friends)

Marcelina Hardy

Julia Tolstrup

Alena Rebmann

Samantha Hunter

Samantha Hunter aka Sapodillic is a multimedia journalist whose experience covering music, lifestyle and entertainment spans over 15 years. Samantha's work has appeared in Inner City Magazine, Essence.com, Hype Hair/Today's Black Woman, Ms. Magazine, RnBmagazine.com, RollingOutTV.com and VH1.com, featuring interviews with the late Gerald LeVert, Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Faith Evans, Donell Jones, Nile Rodgers, Brian McKnight, Tyrese, Chrisette Michele, Tamar Braxton, Mack Wilds, MC Lyte, Brian McKnight, Eve, Erica Campbell, Kelly Rowland and many more.

Elaina Garcia

Claire Carter

Claire Marie Carter is passionate about self-improvement as a catalyst for change in the world. A yoga class in middle school sparked her interest in all things wellness and she's practiced ever since. She writes about motivation and life lessons at clairemariecarter.com.

Diedre Johnson

Rachel Peterson

Courtney Nunes

Diane Moca

Diane Moca is a journalist with more than 15 years experience covering news and features for television, radio, magazines, newspapers and websites, including her own blog, OverAchieverMom.com. Diane met her husband, guitarist/vocalist/writer Adam St. James, in Los Angeles at a record release party, where they both revealed a shared love of '80s rock. They are raising two musically-talented teenagers in Chicago. Diane is a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan, avid cyclist, girl scout leader, chess teacher, city tour guide, pub game show host, and head of her family's property management and yard sign businesses. Her husband complains that her abundant energy proves she must be a vampire who extracts his energy while he sleeps.

Christine Scherer

Tracy Principi

Nicole Beckerman

Laura Brienza

Elizabeth Hazard

Libby Cudmore

Libby Cudmore's debut novel The Big Rewind, received a starred review from Kirkus, and praise from USA Today, Booklist and Publisher's Weekly. She is a frequent contributor to Vinyl Me Please and Albumism, as well as Classic Album Sundays, The RS-500, The Collapsar and the Captain's Blog at YachtRock.com, and her short stories have been published in Stoneslide Corrective, Barrelhouse, PANK and the anthologies Hanzai Japan, Welcome Home and Mixed Up.

Em Burfitt

Em is a musician, freelance music writer, and queer lifestyle blogger from the north east of England. If she were a place in Game of Thrones, she'd be a place in Game of Thrones that's in the north because she doesn't watch it, and therefore has no idea. The only things she loves in the world almost as much as music are: her dog, the unfortunately controversial white chocolate, and aliens. Her dream is to one day live in Montmartre, play her guitar, and wander around cemeteries. As was also recently discovered on a night out in Dalston, she responds well to "I love your vibe. It's very Debbie Harry/Courtney Love."

Kate Ferguson

Chelsea Levinson

Keldine Hull

Allison Boron

Holly Aguirre

Holly Aguirre cut her teeth on the music scene in Athens, Ga., sweating to what are now considered oldies by R.E.M., Pylon, Love Tractor & the B52's. A veteran journalist with 15 + years experience, she's worked in (almost) every medium of communication & has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Mademoiselle, CosmoGIRL, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Herald & more. Luckily, the skeletons in her closet are not talking -- yet.

Michelle Nati

Michelle Nati worked in the entertainment industry for several years before before becoming a purveyor of oddities for Oddee.com four years ago. She has also written for The Farmers’ Almanac, ApartmentShowcase, Complex Media, Time Out, Ranker, Mstarz, and a host of other websites as a news, web content and feature writer. Michelle is proud to showcase remarkable women as part of the Inspirer editorial team and lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Benny.

Tessa Love

Topacio Althaus