• Books

    Brooke Obie is the author of the historical fiction novel, BOOK OF ADDIS: CRADLED EMBERS (For the People Press, June 2016)

  • Interviews + Profiles

    Brooke Obie has interviewed legends like Dr. Maya Angelou, literary greats like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, members of Congress, White House officials and celebrities like Jennifer Hudson, Taraji P. Henson, Phylicia Rashad, Misty Copeland and more.

  • Columns + Op-Eds

    Brooke Obie’s columns and op-eds range from spiritual wellness advice to her views of the role of the Church in the media, politics, policy and the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Travel Writing

    Brooke Obie is a spiritual lifestyle and health & wellness travel writer and editor. She’s traveled all over the world and writes about reconnecting with God through outdoor adventures and wellness experiences.

  • Editing

    Brooke has edited literary fiction and non-fiction, as well as essays, articles and company documents. If you’re looking for an editor to help shape or polish your literary or journalistic work, please contact Brooke.

  • Hosting + Events

    Brooke Obie has hosted charity events as well as Media Matters for America’s online weekly wrap-up show The Big Picture. Brooke speaks on a wide range of topics, from Black culture, politics and policy to spirituality, health and wellness.

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Brooke Obie for The Rumpus: Beyonce’s Lemonade Holds the Recipe for Decolonized Love

From The Rumpus: THE RECIPE TO DECOLONIZED LOVE IS IN BEYONCÉ’S LEMONADE BY BROOKE OBIE At first glance, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is a stunning visual album that details a betrayed woman’s path to healing and forgiveness after her husband’s serial cheating. But if you peel back the skin—as Beyoncé eerily offers to do to

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Brooke Obie for Marie Claire: ‘I’m Tired of Dating Men Who Think I Hate Men’

From Marie Claire: I’m Tired of Dating Men Who Think I Hate Men On being a feminist in a sea of Ben Jordans.​ by BROOKE OBIE May 6, 2016 “Do you just…hate men?” When my (now ex) long-distance boyfriend asked me this question during a (literal) Netflix and Chill session, I was so stunned that I

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Brooke Obie Interviews India.Arie and Amandla Stenberg on #BlackGirlJoy

From NBCBLK: When 17-year-old ‘Hunger Games’ actress and activist Amandla Stenberg spoke out on Instagram against reality star Kylie Jenner’s cultural appropriation of black hairstyles in 2015, her activism garnered mainstream attention. Soon afterward, her YouTube video on the topic, “Don’t Cashcrop My Cornrows,” went viral and she starred as

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Brooke Obie Chats with Eckhart Tolle at Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions

From Guideposts.org: How to Find Your Life’s Purpose Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? Best-selling author Eckhart Tolle’s advice on how to find your life’s purpose is quite simple: start by knowing who you are. Backstage at a recording of Oprah Winfrey’s second

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