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.