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I drank so much coffee today that I accidentally believed in myself.

Hailing from an itty bitty town in Louisiana known for meat pies and Steel Magnolias (yes, the movie!), I'm Alexis, a quirky writer, novice screenwriter, and a certified cinephile based in New York City. 

Beginning on the pages of a Password journal, I found my passion for writing at an early age, where I started reporting on the inner workings of elementary school. I earned a B.A. in Mass Communication from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, with a minor in English. This university is also where my greatest accomplishments ever took place: I danced on top of a cafeteria table and was threatened with disciplinary action, but ironically went on to receive the highest honor a student could instead. 

My work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Bustle, Health, ESSENCE, Ebony and more covering a wide range of topics, including pop-culture/entertainment, health, sex, and food. Although, my main focus remains telling the stories of women. I've interviewed female entrepreneurs, Oscar-winning actresses, doctors, chefs, and professional athletes, who've left me feeling more inspired than ever.

When I'm not on a deadline, working on my latest script or searching for the city's best tacos (so far they're at Gueros in Brooklyn!), you can find me not writing in third person, volunteering with my Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters, or obsessing over the latest TV phenomenon and spewing about it on my blog, Strong Female Lead

Additionally, I'm a proud introvert that enjoys dancing in my bedroom mirror to Whitney Houston's greatest hits, playing the Sims and that loves Chilis even more than Shonda Rhimes does. Fun fact: I once met Kelly Rowland at an event and she told me my hair was pretty. (If you didn't get that joke, we can't be friends).

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