Born in the United States and raised by Ghanaian parents, Anicco Annan's artistic career would began. As a young woman, Anicco immediately realized the potential Washington, DC had to foster her artistic passions, talent for hair and makeup. In 2006, she landed her first job as a freelance national makeup artist for MAC. The job enabled her to travel around the US teaching customers how to apply MAC products.
Known for her attention to detail, she effortlessly creates luminous skin, savvy styles and editorial quality appearances. Anicco Annan has become a favorite with clients like Queen Aishah, Kelly Williams as well as Salon Sense Magazine. She has been on project design teams for NY fashion week, DC fashion week and multiple photo-shoots. Her high-spirited attitude, inspiring makeup, hair techniques have made her a favorite on set with many of the world’s most talented photographers, models in DC, New York, Atlanta, and LA.
Brian Westley Johnson is the founder and managing editor-in-chief of Soulivity Magazine, an online magazine-journal which reaches over 350K people monthly across the globe. For over 25 years, Brian has spent his life traveling the world as a business development professional using his skills and demonstrable expertise in strategy and execution to assist enterprising medium and large organizations in achieving growth targets. Now, he is dedicated to a new mission – to support everyone in living the best life with purpose, passion, and joy.
In 2018, Charlotte Beard, a Systems Analyst, turned into full time writing consultant, as she has been writing since grade school. Being young and impressionable, a high school computer lab teacher convinced her to ditch her future endeavors for studying art in college to pursue computer programming. He convinced her that the arts would not meet her financial needs. She never stopped writing in her free time but did lay aside art to pursue a computer degree with an emphasis in Information Management Systems. After more than 20 years, the born writer could not find contentment and returned full swing to her love of writing.
Besides running her own business, Charlotte writes the front-page stories weekly for the Community News - St. Louis County publication. Her writing has also been featured in online publications. Charlotte finds her greatest joy in writing that inspires others or writing that helps others in their goal endeavors.
Previously a Sales & Management leader in the transportation industry for 10 years, Crystal Diaz took the leap of Faith to leave and embark on a new journey to live from her Soul. She is now a writer of New Thought; sharing insights and perspectives that encompass all aspects of the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
She is also a Psychology student with a focus on Archetypal Theory, Theology and Metaphysical Healing. Her current projects include the completion of her spiritual autobiography, “From Suicidal to Spiritual”; and, followed by, “The Healthy Soul,” for corporate America.
Soulivity Editor-at-Large D’angelo Thompson is known for his mastery of beauty and quality aesthetic. He is also one of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after artisans. Originally from Chicago, D’angelo always dreamed of one day taking the beauty industry by the reigns both nationally and internationally; and, in the past two decades, has done so in a phenomenal way. It is his personal vision to elevate his profession by creating a global brand and community, empowering all to see and celebrate their beauty.
As a professional, D’angelo’s expertise extends to beauty, bridal, editorial, commercial, film, TV and private clients. As hair and makeup artist for guests and celebrities on The Wendy Williams Show from 2008 - 2011, D’angelo earned three Daytime Emmy nominations with a win for “Guest Hair” in 2010. Most importantly, in over two decades, D’angelo has developed a body of work that classifies him in the A-list of beauty professionals. He is currently working with Law & Order SVU (Seasons 17, 18 & 19), Blue Bloods (Season 8), Worst Cooks,/Celebrity, Joy Mangano/IDL, HSN and Pudding Boy Productions. As an author, D’angelo’s self-published lifestyle and beauty book entitled “Enhanced Beauty” (2016) continues to sell domestically and internationally.
As Marriage/Couples/Relationship Coaches & Counselors, Jesse and Melva Johnson, are committed to supporting healthy relationships. They have over 60+ years of combined experience as psychotherapists, relationship educators, workshop leaders, public speakers, authors, and consultants. They have also appeared on local and national radio and television shows and in numerous print media.
Kahlilah Hammond is a seeker of knowledge and purpose. Always learning, always asking, never satisfied with the status quo. Kahlilah has been teaching fifth and sixth grade at a bilingual school in Honduras for the last two years and is currently trying to figure out what her next move is.
Lisa Johnston is a Sydney/London based wine educator, writer, and wine business consultant who believes that wine should be fun, sometimes contemplative and never intimidating.
A firm believer that the wine experience is one that should be shared, winemusing.com will celebrate the best wines, winemakers and wine experiences from Australia to London and beyond. Thanks to the ever-changing nature of wine, in the vineyard, in the bottle, and in the glass – this may take a very very long time.
Bhattacharyya is a freelance journalist living and working in Istanbul, Turkey, after working as an anchor and reporter in Paris for 11 years. She grew up mostly in the US, born to French and Indian parents. Her passions include traveling, textiles, and music, and she tries to do her pilates routine every morning.