Janell M. Hickman-Kirby
For over a decade, Janell has worked in the fashion and beauty industry. Her experience in PR, marketing, and editorial gives her a unique perspective. She’s held roles at Victoria’s Secret, Essence, HL Group, Ebony, GILT, and BET.
Janell is also a freelance writer, whose work has appeared in both print and digital publications, such as BRIDES, Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine; ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery 29, Coveteur, Well + Good, Allure, Doré, Marie Claire, and others. Her freelance brand clients include Sol de Janeiro, HeyDay, Revlon, Birchbox, Mizani, OLEHENRIKSEN, and INTERMIX.
Janell is a proud HBCU alum and Hampton University graduate, with degrees in Print Journalism and Marketing. In college, she interned at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Norfolk Botanical Garden, and WWD.