L’Oreal Thompson Payton is a Baltimore-bred, Chicago-based freelance writer, editor and motivational speaker who’s committed to centering and celebrating #BlackGirlMagic in all that she does. Her work has been featured in Bustle, HelloGiggles, The Muse, People, Shondaland, Well + Good and ZORA, just to name a few. When she’s not busy writing — which, to be fair, isn’t often — she can usually be found reading romance or YA novels; riding her Peloton and/or dancing to Beyoncé. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to her weekly motivational newsletter at LTIntheCity.com.

What I'm Listening To: 

Beyoncé, Chloe x Halle, Megan Thee Stallion

What I'm Watching: 

This Is Us, blackish, grownish

What I'm Reading: 

Anything by Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert