Our Writers

Our writers develop their stories from their unique experiences, gifts, talents, and perspectives. Part of what makes them so appealing is that it takes a special kind of person to want to write around the themes of racial equity, allyship, and inclusion. Especially today.

Meet our authors
The OHF Weekly Editors

The OHF Weekly Editors

from US ∙ 143 posts

The Editors of the online publication OHF Weekly: Clay Rivers and Sherry Kappel. Love one another.

Clay Rivers

Clay Rivers

from Orlando ∙ 95 posts

OHF Weekly Editor-in-Chief and Our Human Family Founder. Artist, author, accidental activist. Love one another.

Sherry Kappel

Sherry Kappel

from Raleigh, NC ∙ 40 posts

OHF Weekly Managing Editor, poet, essayist, and Univ of Pittsburgh MFA graduate. Sherry looks for the best in people and is driven in life and her writing by empathy. She loves her family and running.

William Spivey

William Spivey

from Orlando, Florida ∙ 30 posts

William Spivey, a Fisk University alum, writes on politics, history, and race to educate those who have been misled on these matters. Sometimes he might mock a politician. Spivey is fluent in sarcasm.

stephen matlock

stephen matlock

from Seattle WA ∙ 20 posts

stephen matlock, a part-time author and gardener in the Pacific Northwest often overwhelmed by both words and weeds, has been writing about his journey into inclusion and diversity for a dozen years.

Michael Greiner

Michael Greiner

from Detroit, Michigan ∙ 16 posts

Dr. Michael Greiner has worked in politics, in government, and as a lawyer. Now, he teaches, researches and writes about the intersection of politics, government, economics and the law.

Glenn Rocess

Glenn Rocess

from Seattle ∙ 14 posts

Glenn Rocess is retired Navy, has traveled five continents, and worn many hats. Most importantly, he is a dad, a husband of twenty-eight years, and fears nothing except his wife’s guilt trips.

Jesse Wilson

Jesse Wilson

from Northamptonshire, England ∙ 13 posts

Jesse Wilson is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer now IT professional with a late passion for and love of writing. His work has appeared in the "Fieldnotes on Allyship" anthology.

Sabrina Bryant

Sabrina Bryant

from Chicago ∙ 13 posts

Sabrina is an avid reader of all genres. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found discussing anime with her teenager, crafting with her preschooler, or watching movies with her husband.

Sylvia Wohlfarth

Sylvia Wohlfarth

from Cork, Ireland ∙ 10 posts

Half-Irish, half-Nigerian, Sylvia is a social anthropologist and English teacher in Ireland. Her creative nonfiction writing and poetry focuses on social injustice, and initiating change.

Terra Kestrel

Terra Kestrel

from 62 West Wallaby St., The Shire ∙ 10 posts

Unassuming hobbit living in a Midori notebook with a pet fountain pen.

Rebecca Hyman

Rebecca Hyman

from Portland, Oregon ∙ 8 posts

Rebecca Hyman is a therapist, writer, and trainer. She writes about mental health, white supremacy, patriarchy and social change.

Dan Hislop

Dan Hislop

from Santa Barbara, California ∙ 8 posts

Dan Hislop lives and writes on unbundled faith, parenting without controlling, social injustice and art. Day job: data nerd.

Erik Deckers

Erik Deckers

from Oviedo, Florida ∙ 7 posts

Erik Deckers is a professional writer and co-author of four social media books. He published his first humor novel, Mackinac Island Nation, in 2019 and has been a newspaper humor columnist since 1994.

Charles Estacious White

Charles Estacious White

7 posts

Charles Estacious White is originally from New Orleans. He writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He is married with three kids and teaches English at the local juvenile detention center.

Madison Pattin

Madison Pattin

from Chicago ∙ 6 posts

I am a scholar, writer, and lifelong learner of various topics, but am most passionate about racial justice. I love to read, and memoirs are my favorite. I also have two rescue dogs I love!

Lecia Michelle

Lecia Michelle

from New Orleans ∙ 6 posts

Womanist. Founder of “Real Talk: WOC and Allies.” Author of “The White Allies Handbook” (Summer 2022) with Kensington Books. Repped by Stonesong.

Carol Spivey

Carol Spivey

from Florida ∙ 6 posts

Hot, cold, coming, going—I am Carol. Pick you up and lay you down in the same breath, that’s the Baltimore in me. Eclectic topics and not afraid to share.

Marley K

Marley K

5 posts

Marley K writes articles that balance information mixed with hard truths in understanding and dismantling white supremacy; and focus on anti-racism, politics, policy, life lessons, and current events.

Elwood Watson, PhD

Elwood Watson, PhD

from Tennessee ∙ 5 posts

Elwood Watson, Ph.D. is a professor of History, Black Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Popular Culture at East Tennessee State University.

Walter Rhein

Walter Rhein

from Chippewa Falls, WI ∙ 4 posts

Walter grew up in northern Wisconsin and is an avid cross-country skier. After earning his English degree, he moved to Lima, Peru, where he met his wife. He is the proud father of two kind girls.

Consuelo G. Flores

Consuelo G. Flores

from Los Angeles ∙ 3 posts

The youngest of ten siblings in a Mexican immigrant family, Consuelo is a Legacy Artist of Self Help Graphics & Art in East L.A., and a former director in SAG-AFTRA’s Equity & Inclusion Department.

Kim McCaul

Kim McCaul

from Australia ∙ 3 posts

Social anthropologist, mediator and writer with a strong desire to build bridges between people and cultures.

Peter Faur

Peter Faur

from Phoenix, Arizona ∙ 3 posts

Peter Faur holds a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degrees in journalism and business administration. He looks forward to the day America finally overcomes its deeply rooted racism.

Scott Willis

Scott Willis

from New York ∙ 3 posts

Occasionally too talkative. Sometimes Broadway actor. Frequent national tour performer. Often world traveler. Always a seeker of God in the most intimate and outrageous of life’s circumstances.

The Conversation U.S.

The Conversation U.S.

from Boston, MA ∙ 3 posts

An independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to unlocking the ideas and knowledge of academic experts for the public.

Ben Lane

Ben Lane

3 posts

A disciple of Jesus Christ and an Episcopal musician for forty years, spiritually guided by respect for humanity and all creation.

Zhivi Williams

Zhivi Williams

from Charlotte ∙ 2 posts

Wife, mom, grandma, lover of health, wellness, and fitness. DEI, DEIJ, business owner, Christian, leader, motivator, supporter. ’70s baby (1973). From the Windy City, now in the Queen City.

R. Wayne Branch, PhD

R. Wayne Branch, PhD

from Greenville, SC ∙ 2 posts

Rising from poverty to president affords insights affirming DEI. My career in higher ed. and workforce development; consultancies; and writing evidence leadership and guide as my life's work.

J. Gray

J. Gray

from Stamford, Connecticut ∙ 2 posts

African American woman in the Northeastern U.S. Traveler. Mom of adult twins. Partner. Sister. Caregiver. Reader. Advocate. Coach.

Meister Käßner

Meister Käßner

from North and west of Boston ∙ 2 posts

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history, manage forest land, and question life amid the area’s farms.

Catherine L. Pugh, Esq.

Catherine L. Pugh, Esq.

from Not fixed, unfortunately. ∙ 2 posts

Private Counsel. Former: DOJ-CRT, Special Litigation Section; Public Defender; Adjunct Professor (law school & undergrad). Specialties: Police Misconduct; Race & Law Intersection; Race Abuse.

Christienne Leigh Hinz

Christienne Leigh Hinz

from Bethalto ∙ 2 posts

Gardener, beekeeper, fiber artist and professor of Japanese history. Lover of the written word.

Max S. Gordon

Max S. Gordon

from New York ∙ 2 posts

Max S. Gordon is a writer and activist. His work has appeared in on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally.

Brian Mack

Brian Mack

2 posts

“My pen isn't afraid to speak the truth” —Marsha Ambrosius

James Finn

James Finn

from rural Michigan ∙ 2 posts

James Finn is an LA Blade columnist, former Air Force intelligence analyst, Queer Nation and Act Up NY alumnus, and an agented novelist. He lives in Michigan with an English Pointer and a small cat.

Arturo Dominguez

Arturo Dominguez

from Houston ∙ 1 post

Arturo is a political nerd, an author, journalist, advocate for social justice, and a married father of three. He contributes regularly to news media outlets about systemic racism and white supremacy.

Drew Downs

Drew Downs

from Terre Haute, Indiana ∙ 1 post

Episcopal priest, blogger, and communicator of hope. Drew helps people make sense of their world.

Jef Littlejohn

Jef Littlejohn

from Oklahoma ∙ 1 post

You are likely to find this Chicago born woman writing poetry near her back french doors. Watching a menagerie with wings in an Oklahoma garden, hoping, against its nature, today the cat might behave.

Melanie Johnson

Melanie Johnson

from Ocoee, Florida ∙ 1 post

Former accountant, but I prefer words to numbers because I write to inspire humanity. Lover of nature and I enjoy writing Haiku poetry. 

Tasneem Kagalwalla

Tasneem Kagalwalla

from Lake Dallas, Texas ∙ 1 post

Tasneem Kagalwalla is a certified Life Coach & has a poetry book Windows of Reflection. She specializes in Mental Health & Relationship Coaching & believes that you are everything you choose to be.

Jack Herlocker

Jack Herlocker

from York, Pennsylvania ∙ 1 post

Husband. Retire IT person. Former Navy officer.

Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

from Santa Ana, California ∙ 1 post

Erika Burkhalter is a yogi, neurophilosopher, cat-mom, photographer, writer, & lover of travel and nature, spreading her love & amazement for Mother Earth's glories. (MS Neuropsych., MA Yoga Studies)

Ré Harris

Ré Harris

from Chicago, Illinois ∙ 1 post

Muser, Writer ~ practicing storytelling like Hendrix did guitar.

Tremaine L. Loadholt

Tremaine L. Loadholt

from Winston-Salem, North Carolina ∙ 1 post

Tremaine L. Loadholt is a writer in North Carolina. Her work is published in various literary magazines, anthologies, and journals. “I am more than breath & bones . . . I am nectar in waiting.”

Jen Whitney

Jen Whitney

from Austin, Texas ∙ 1 post

At 50, Jen is exploring and expanding what’s possible as a partner, mother to 3 teens, daughter, ally, corporate director at an asset management firm, and truth dweller writing, naked on the page.

Indira Reddy

Indira Reddy

from Chenai, India ∙ 1 post

Indira Reddy writes poems and stories spanning mental health, societal issues, fantasy and relationships. Her work can be found in many publications here on Medium and in her own pub, Paro.

Guy D. Nave, Jr.

Guy D. Nave, Jr.

from Deborah, Iowa ∙ 1 post

Guy Nave is a professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa focusing on race & religion. He received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Yale Univ.

D Abboh

D Abboh

from London ∙ 1 post

D Abboh is a poet, mother of sons, and freelance editorial professional based in London, United Kingdom. Find her composing sentences, pursuing clarity, and writing her first book.

Emily Cashour

Emily Cashour

from Oakland ∙ 1 post

As an author and activist, Emily is dedicated to promoting awareness of the diverse experience of identity. She considers storytelling the ultimate equalizer.

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