Here’s our first reader for this Saturday: Brooke Obie! Bernice says Brooke’s #NewYearsResolution for 2016 is to learn to speak Klingon. Right on!
Brooke Obie, JD, MFA, is the Senior Digital Editor for Guideposts.org. She was the first Editor-at-Large for EBONY.com where she wrote the column “The Spiritual Life.” She is also the creator of the two-time Black Weblog Award-winning blog DistrictDiva.com, named one of Essence Magazine’s “Best Online Sites.” She received her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School, was a 2014 finalist for the Fulbright Fellowship award in Creative Writing and is the author of a forthcoming novel series and essay collection.
Brooke has interviewed legends like Dr. Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Phylicia Rashad, Patti LaBelle, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson. She’s also interviewed White House Officials, U.S. Senator Cory Booker and U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards, as well as literary greats, like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and celebrities like Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Gabby Douglas, Levar Burton, Tamika Catchings and Shaquille O’Neal. She’s covered the 2012 presidential election and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for EBONY.com, as well as many seasons of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.