Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Brooklyn White. I'm a writer and editor.

How did you get into what you do creatively?

I was living in New York City and I was looking to expand my skill set, so I started writing music news.

What themes do you pursue in you work?

I often speak on the empowerment of Black women. I track our trends, offer insight, talk about injustices and get to the bottom of serious issues that affect us.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

Missy Elliott shared my debut column piece for The Gumbo. That meant a lot to me, I'm a longtime fan of hers.

What/who influences you?

IMy mom influences me a lot. She was a journalist, too. I'm a big fan of Danyel Smith as well - she was the editor-in-chief of Vibe Magazine. I used to read scans of her articles in the library. I still refer to her work actually. Nobody writes about music like her.

What makes your work necessary (to you, to others, to the community)?

My work is necessary because when I google "long nails" and other beauty techniques, white hands/faces come up. Exclusively. That has to change.

Where can we find you?

My Instagram and Twitter are @brookynrwhite