"I'm here, in this class and I'm all in, no matter what. I trust the process and myself. It's all the greatest stuff I've ever written, all of it."                 
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CHAPLIN TYLER is a gender fluid model, fashion designer, and artist. Chaplin attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and has worked for designers such as Calvin Klein and Reebok. After living in New York for 8 years, Chaplin has returned home to Miami in search of true love and a more even tan. 

PATRICIA CARLIN, affectionately known in our class as Frenchy, spends her days working with developers, architects, and testers.  By night she tries to pound out the occasional short story in between piano practice and ballroom dance classes.  Sometimes a single word will cause her to break into song. 

JAHN DOPE is a student at Miami Dade College in pursuit of an AS for Addiction Studies. Lead singer in the shower.

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MISHA MEHREL is a film editor musician, photographer, and kids soccer coach living in Miami with a cat named Xanax.

CYNTHIA CASTILLO is a teacher, life coach, mentor, intuitive healer and writer.  She likes to live her life with as few rules as possible.

INESSA FREYLEKHMAN is an expert in all things Feng Shui.  Her dream is to Feng Shui the world, starting with the White House.  To prepare her Chi for this global undertaking, she drinks green smoothies, chants Hebrew and Sanskript mantras and writes stories. See Inessa perform "Vesica Piscis."

REBECA RUIZ is a speech pathologist who loves to write and share stories.

DIEGO SALDANA-ROJAS is a bilingual multi-media journalist and independent audio producer. He graduated from the FIU School of Communications and is currently being driven crazy by two beautiful women trying to create the best podcast ever!

 

TOBI ASH is a developing South Florida writer grateful for her family, philanthropy and her unnatural blonde hair.

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NICKI POST is an artist, writer and traveler. She spent her 20's living abroad and has found a new home here in Miami. She works with international students at UM and does social media marketing for writing class radio.

GABBY (a.k.a. Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D.) is the author of Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health & Wellness and Founder of Women-in-Wellness.com.  Her writing has appeared in places such as Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and Natural Awakenings Magazine

GABBY (a.k.a. Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D.) is the author of Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health & Wellness and Founder of Women-in-Wellness.com.  Her writing has appeared in places such as Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and Natural Awakenings Magazine

KAREN COLLAZO was made in Cuba, born in Venezuela and raised in Hialeah. A communicator by trade, she can sell ice to an eskimo. Armed with compelling charts, pithy personal stories and film in her Nikon camera - she navigates through life in search of answers to life's existential questions, like: Who said there are free donuts in the break room? 

BO hails from a small town in the South rife with religious zealotry and hypocrisy. He enjoys traveling and reading.  He has always been a storyteller but only recently began writing.  

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MISSY HERNANDEZ is a lover of writing, books, school & music. She believes every conflict can be resolved with Writing Class Radio episodes, a proper dance break or an order of cheese fries. One day, she will be best friends with Melissa McCarthy and win the Best New Artist Grammy. In the meantime, she keeps busy with Gilmore Girls re-runs.

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ANDREA ASKOWITZ  is the author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy (Cleis 2008) and the editor of Badass: True Stories (Lominy Books 2015). Her stories have appeared in places such as The New York Times and Salon.com. In 2006, she created Lip Service, the Knight award-winning, true-stories reading series. After taking writing classes for 15 years, she started teaching her own, which is now Writing Class Radio.

ALLISON LANGER is an MBA, who travelled the States taking pictures, worked for ski photographer, TR Youngstrom then took pictures of her friends and their babies. This was the start of a 20-year photography business.  She's also taught high school photography and entrepreneurship. As her students wrote their business plans, she wrote hers to create a podcast about her writing class, which is now Writing Class Radio. See Allison perform "Fakers."