Elly Belle is a journalist and writer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she’s the borough’s primary Pun Enthusiast. She has a passion for advocacy, culture, and media, with a focus on bringing stories of restorative justice and healing to the spotlight. She has worked at organizations focused on social change and human rights herself and dedicates the majority of her time to working in youth development and mental health, as well as organizing for the LGBTQIA community and for sexual assault survivors. Most of all, she’s committed to storytelling in many forms as a means of spreading hope and progressive social change. Her words can be found in outlets including Teen Vogue, Playboy, Bitch, Thrillist, InStyle, Publisher’s Weekly, BUST Magazine, and more. Follow her on Twitter.