Tumblr: Allison DeLuca (U.S.A)
Allison is a 22 year old pursuing a career in secondary education, with a focus in history. She is also an active participant in the Miss America Organization, where she promotes her personal platform "Your Mind Matters: Promoting Mental Health Awareness". She has been advocating for mental health awareness for many years, inspired and motivated by her own personal struggles with anxiety. When she is not studying or promoting her platform, Allison can be found blogging or pursuing her second passion of performing.
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Blog: The Over-Achieving Dreamer
YouTube: Robin Ghosh (Canada)
Robin is a 24 year old on the hunt for a chance to break into the media world. What specifically? He doesn't know yet since he has a passion in pretty much everything. Writer, film-maker, photographer and social media expert, he hopes to use his skills to further develop an understanding of mental health so more people can be aware of a very real problem that effects many people. When he's not scrolling through reddit and tweeting, he can be found going to concerts, playing video games and trying to do something new.
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Pinterest & Social Media Strategy: Terryn Rutford (U.S.A.)
Terryn Rutford is a writer, mental health blogger, and works in social media marketing. Her mission is to help end the stigma of mental illness by speaking honestly about her own struggle with mental health. She lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband and dog. She spends most of her time writing, reading, knitting, and surfing social media.
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Chief-Editor & Blog Post Designer: Christy Zigweid (U.S.A.)
Christy is a writer, household CEO, wife of a musician, and mother to two great kids. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education and has been a stay-at-home mom since 2007. A fighter of depression and anxiety, she uses her words to inspire and offer hope. She is an advocate for mental health and suicide awareness. "A New Beginning," her first published short story is featured in Mosaic: a Compilation of Creative Writing, which was published March 2015. She also has a short story featured on Short Fiction Break titled "1,862 Days." If you don’t see her nose stuck in a book, you will likely find her behind a computer screen or spending time with her family.
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Editor & Research Specialist: Maureene Danielle (Kenya)
Maureene Danielle is a communications specialist based in Kenya, with over thirteen years working in the media industry and is also a proud mum to a toddler boy who keeps her on her toes. She holds a bachelor degree in Journalism and International Relations. She is also a budding blogger and founded Fatherhood254 to celebrate and empower fathers. Maureene is also passionate about helping others get their story out and get help and volunteers as an editor and researcher at ConquerWorry.
Facebook Team Leader: Maaike Dumont (Belgium)
Maaike is a 26-year old freelance translator living in Belgium, with a background in cultural studies and philosophy. Motivated by her own struggles with ADHD, she wants to help better the lives of people suffering from mental health conditions by creating more awareness and openness around the topic. Besides helping out on Conquer Worry, she’s also working as a volunteer coach for “Youth At Risk”, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged youth through persistent and compassionate mentoring. In her free time, she likes to write, think, laugh, love, and spend quality time with both her beloved partner and her amazing dog.
Mary Reid (England)
Loves; sunny days, dogs, cats, horses, chocolate, coffee, avocado and broccoli! Hates; alarm clocks, housework and cold Does; long walks along the Royal Canal with my little rescue dog, LouLou, voluntary work and occasional paid work. Best stress buster; a sunny hack along a country road preferably while having a good laugh with a friend or purring Poppy, my cat! Work; I've worked in Ireland, England, Italy and the ‘States. Mostly nowadays, I teach English as a Second Language to either adults or kids, individually or in groups. In the past I've been an editorial assistant at Horse and Hound, a freelance writer in Ireland and England, freelance editor in Ireland and way back I used to work as a production planner. Leisure; I've been a legger on a round the world yacht race, sailing from Cape Town to Boston, USA, that was a dream come true and an extremely memorable experience! Would love to be able to; paint but for some reason I have never followed that dream. Does too much of; watching soaps on tv and following social media. Oldest memory; walking up the road leading a thoroughbred mare when I was about two and thinking her hooves were huge. It was a sunny day!