Freelance journalist, writer, and critic. Levels with the audience through storytelling while encouraging the audience to see nuance, beauty, and context.
Shani Gilchrist is a freelance journalist, essayist, and critic based in Charleston, SC. In addition to writing a parenting column for Muses & Visionaries magazine, Shani’s features, essays, and profiles have appeared in The Daily Beast, The Toast, The Literary Hub, RoleReboot.org, the Free Times, Columbia Metropolitan magazine, and more. She's written in a wide variety, including travel listicles and county profiles marketing South Carolina tourism, one-on-one interviews with financiers, legendary jazz artists, and civil rights pioneers; art and book reviews, and essays about contemporary social issues. Her talent lies in personalizing larger world experiences and happenings for individual readers. She deftly levels with the audience through her storytelling while simultaneously educating them about the topic at hand. Shani also enjoys photography, and is happy to pull out her camera equipment if an assignment calls for it.
In Charleston, One Year Later
What It’s Like When a Mass Shooting Changes Your Hometown
Not Jumping In: On Race and Gentrification in Charleston
Spreading a Love of Art
Carrying the Future
Home is Where Your Loved Ones Are
Shani Gilchrist Remembers Pat Conroy
Matching Old Memories with New Ones
The Good Life Should Have Some Degree of Discomfort
Why Parents Need To Step Back And Let Their Kids Experience Failure
Getting The Most Out of Your Summer Reading
Why The Word ‘Diversity’ Has Lost Its Meaning
Sex And The Super Bowl
A TIMELESS PARTNERSHIP: ALEXANDRA CHAMPALIMAUD AND THE CARLYLE
"Darla Moore Uses Gardening and Art to Bring Artfields to Lake City"
Columbia Ballet Star Brooklyn Mack Returns
McMaster Gallery Kicks Off Season with Alternative Method Photography