Our Staff

Desarae Gabrielle
Desarae, EIC of Inspirer, is a passionate feminist, 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.


Contributors

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.
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)
Carrie Courogen
Carrie is a writer and social media manager for Condé Nast Entertainment in New York. Her writing has been featured in print and online for publications like Quartz, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Bustle, and the New York Daily News, among others. Additionally, she maintains a Tumblr where she muses on things like millennial issues, music, and, most of all, lady heroes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.