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Barrett is a Houston native based in New York City. He runs The Common Grounds Collective blog, which he updates when he feels like it. His byline has been published by the Houston PressOutSmart Magazine, Spectrum South, and Health Care Advocates International - to name a few. His ghostwriting has appeared in the Houston Chronicle and New York Times, but nobody knows it was him.


He has lived the life of a starving writer in a 1930s downtown studio, enjoyed crêpes on the banks of the Seine, camped in his Ford Focus while traversing the United States, and while he didn't make straight-As in school, he did almost learn rudimentary algebra in college.


He's exceptionally talented at navigating public transit and lives for the noise and the bustle of the city. His love of adventure and breadth of experience informs and directs his style.


Barrett is a proud Associate Member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter.

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Rachael is a writer based in the Houston area. She has been obsessed with writing and poetry since the single digits.

She has been published in HUMID Literary Journal, Psaltery & Lyre Literary Journal, and has been co-Poetry Editor for both HUMID and The North Texas Review.

With an eye for details, and a heart full of a love for the written word and all things creative with beautiful language, she is always looking for a way to whet her literary appetite.

You can find her on Twitter and Instagram, often wishing to be writing outside somewhere.

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Jenny Allon

Communications Director


Jenny is a writer and marketer.


She has written for and Uncomfortable Revolution as well as being published on Democracy Chronicles.


She has vast experience running communications for nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys the written word, playing guitar, and exploring new restaurants in new cities.