In love with writing since she won a crisp dollar bill in an elementary school essay contest, Janelle Harris’ work as a freelance writer, editor and blogger has appeared in more than 50 print and online publications, both consumer and trade, including Essence, Ebony, Vibe, Uptown, Black MBA, Clutch, The Root, Yahoo, The Stir and The Huffington Post. Her platform as a storyteller allows her to explore and share the experiences of Black people worldwide, particularly women. Harris is also the owner and creative mind behind The Write or Die Chick, a boutique editorial services agency in Washington, DC. She pens a blog of the same name on Essence.com. In 2013, the proud Lincoln University alumna founded SheScribes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Black women and girls embrace the healing power of writing. Her most recent challenge: working on her first book.