The Team

Editor

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Mary Rose Somarriba

I’ve worked with Verily as a writer and an editor over the years, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to continue to contribute to Verily’s work in providing uplifting and empowering content in women’s media. I particularly enjoy unearthing powerful stories and helping women share their voices on little-discussed topics. It is my honor to further Verily's work in producing content that defies limiting and defining scripts for women, that is, in producing fresh content that reflects "less of who you should be, more of who you are."

Among my favorite pastimes are Latin dancing, singing karaoke, and listening to my favorite local jazz band over wings and a Manhattan. 

Associate Editors

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Margaret Brady

Maggie Brady is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She writes from the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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Maggie Sicilia

Maggie Sicilia is a Chicago-based writer, editor, singer, and actor. She is an avid reader, an amateur foodie, and a strong supporter of the Oxford comma. 

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Lindsay Schlegel

Lindsay Schlegel is a writer and editor with experience in all aspects of book publishing. She runs, knits, and reads in her native New Jersey, where she lives with her husband and their five children.

Contributing Writers

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Kelsey Chun

Kelsey T. Chun, MFT is a marriage and family therapist living in Michigan, who received her degrees from Northwestern University, where she played varsity field hockey.

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Meghan Duke

Meghan Duke is a doctoral student in theology. She hails from the First State (that's Delaware) and writes from Virginia.

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Caroline Mays 

Caroline Mays is an English professor and self-defense instructor who has covered crime and entertainment for Southern California papers and is currently working on a book on disaster survival.

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Blanca Morales

Blanca Thérèse accidentally began her journey as a freelance writer over 10 years ago when she wandered into a newspaper office. She writes from Miami, Florida.

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Tiffany Owens

A graduate of The King's College and journalist, Tiffany Owens is a New Yorker at heart, currently living in Texas. In her spare time, she reads and writes about cities and urban design.

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Grace Stark

Grace Stark is a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow who received her M.A. in Bioethics & Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago and lives in San Diego.

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Lindsey Weishar

Lindsey Weishar enjoys traveling, exploring the origins of words, and reading. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is happiest when writing poetry and sipping Earl Grey.