Writer, producer, motivational speaker and civil rights activist who created the social justice podcast Shook with Ashlee Marie Preston. She made The Root 100's list of the Most Influential African-Americans of 2017.
She began sharing public conference photos and words of wisdom on her Instagram page which has grown to over 400,000 followers.
She became the first transgender woman to be named Editor in Chief of a national publication.
She honored her grandfather Leo Charles Willis on social media for Veterans Day 2018.
She posted a photo on Instagram with actor Jeff Bridges in October 2018.