L'Oreal Thompson Payton

L'Oreal is a Baltimore-bred, Chicago-based writer and editor whose work has appeared in Shine, HelloGiggles and Brit + Co, just to name a few. When she's not busy writing—which, to be fair, is not often—she can usually be found reading the latest self-help book, dancing to Beyoncé, or searching for the best brunch in town.