Megan R. SIMS

Freelance Writer. Journalist. Aspiring Author.
"The people must know before they can act and there is no educator that compares to the press" - iDA b. wELLS
 
 

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jOURNEY

I am currently a writer/editor at Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle with 5 plus years of journalism experience. My writing has been seen by millions of people and also appeared in ESSENCE Magazine, USA Today College Blog, BET Digital and more. I have interviewed a grammy-nominated artist, an olympic athlete, candidates running for DC city council and ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

 

Though I have a particular interest in writing about social justice issues, I pride myself on my ability to be able to take on any topic and bring it to life for my readers. Each and every day I am honing my craft to become not only the best journalist & writer I can be, but the best version of myself.

 

Please take a look at some of my published works below!

 

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Profiles/Features

October 2015

ESSENCE Magazine

Strut. Fight Cancer. Repeat

November 2019

MAKERS

'Ridiculous' AOC not taken seriously for wearing hoops, Good American CEO says

May 2015

Fierce For Black Women

Miss Jessie's Miko Branch on Dreams and Depression

November 2019

MAKERS

Why this fashion brand embraces all: 'There is so much to be gained from diversity'

Summer 2014

Howard Magazine

Where Are They Now?: Eric Roberson

News

September 2019

NewsOne

Fraternity Removes Malik Yoba From Youth Leadership Role Over ‘Inappropriate Relationship’: Report

July 2019

TheGrio

The first Black woman to integrate a southern medical school dies at 91

May 2019

NewsOne

Florida Mom Asks For Help Burying 4 Month Old After Daycare Worker Left Baby In Hot Van

August 2018

Florida Record

Deaf Man Wins Appeal After Losing Case Against Lifemark Hospitals

Summer 2014

Howard Magazine

Haiti's President Speaks on Rebuilding the Education System

September 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle

Murder trial begins for former cop Amber Guyger who shot unarmed Botham Jean

June 2019

NewsOne

Howard University Student And Aspiring Dentist Killed By Car Being Chased By Police

April 2019

NewsOne

From Maleah Davis To RaNiya Wright To Trinity Love Jones: Why Aren’t Black Children Safe?

August 2018

Sangamon Sun

Rauner Signs Legislation to Bring Hundreds of State Jobs to Springfield

November 2015

The Capstone

Facebook COO Launches Initiative At Howard

August 2019

TheGrio

New Orleans TV anchor, Nancy Parker’s husband mourns her death in heartbreaking social media post

June 2019

NewsOne

Cleveland Jail In ‘Crisis’ Mode As New Video Shows Guards Beating Mentally Ill Inmate

March 2019

NewsOne

Cleveland Police Union Appeals Firing of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice

May 2014

The Hilltop, student newspaper

Fire in East Towers Forces Residents to Relocate

August 2014

The Hilltop, student newspaper

Howard Goes to Ferguson

LIFESTYLE/Entertainment

October 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle

This woman skipped work for a self-care day. Then her video about it went viral.

May 2018

The Mogul Millenial

Five Ways Creatives Can Build Their Brand Between Jobs

Spring 2014

HUH Check Up

Walk Your Way to Fitness

September 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle

Tia Mowry flaunts postpartum weight loss: 'I did it my way and in my time'

May 2018

The Mogul Millenial

5 Ways To Stay Positive While Job Hunting

September 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle

Sade's transgender son, 23, thanks her for support in heartwarming post

Spring 2014

HUH Check Up

Three Ways to Maintain Good Oral Health

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March 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Teen marks 18th birthday by opening time capsule her mom created when she was a baby

February 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Ariel, Elsa and Belle get African-print makeovers in viral 'black girl magic' Disneyland photo shoot

January 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Brewery features adoptable dogs on beer cans to help them find homes

March 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

College student goes viral for sharing photos that celebrate her scars: 'You are beautiful'

February 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Model with muscular dystrophy dedicates New York Fashion Week debut to 'every single person who has a disability'

January 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Why this 104-year-old is asking strangers for Valentine's Day cards

March 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

TikTok backtracks after Lizzo accuses app of removing videos that show her in a bathing suit

February 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Black woman checks shamers who criticized her for having large family: 'I am a MARRIED adult'

January 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Ralph Lauren apologizes after using black fraternity symbol on $334 chinos

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education

Howard University
  • B.A. Print/online journalism, May 2016
Honors/Awards
  • Ray Boone Justice in journalism scholarship, Dec. 2014
  • Dean's List, Spring 2014, spring 2015

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