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BurstOut

BurstOut is a ‘premier urban magazine’, providing definitive coverage of literature, music, art, fashion, technology, business and culture. Dreamers, rising, aspiring, and up and coming successes have a community with the magazine; a place where they can learn how to forge ahead, persevere, and make their goals a reality. BurstOut immerses itself in what will be next, and how to be it by leading readers on paths aimed at achieving success.

Conner Jones

A writer and photographer from Los Angeles, CA, Conner is a full-time contributor to BurstOut Magazine, and also has his own personal blog, Grizzly Jones Travels, where he shares his collection of nature photography and stories from the wild. Conner also writes a considerable amount of fiction. His work has been published in literary magazines like The Bravura, The Pomona Review, and The Cave. He has also earned honorable mention in Writer’s Digest. When Conner isn't writing for BurstOut or hiking, he's often found working on his novels or just having a beer with close friends.

Jessica Clot

Jessica is a student at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a passion for theatre and drama, and often writes for CUB magazine, the university's official arts and culture magazine.

Kevin E. Wood

Commercial and theatrical executive producer and director. Creative Director and Co-founder of CapriTaurus Media. Lover of traveling, music, and family.

Lilly Cadoch

Lilly is the author of 'Busy Mom's Cheat Sheet – Raising Healthy Happy Kids', which explains in a simple and understandable way many body, mind and spiritual lessons to teach your kids.

Zoe Bell

After relocated from the United Kingdom to Australia in 1998 Zoe Bell became went on a journey to become a Yoga/Movement coach, Body Therapist, Reiki Master, holistic health and meditation Coach. She is also a Published Author on Amazon, writes for the Successful Male Magazine and a presenter on an online magazine Videazine.com, based in the U.S.

RJ Tolson

RJ is a bestselling author (of 4 books and two manga), internationally recognized entrepreneur, digital influencer, and co-founder of CapriTaurus Media, the parent company of BurstOut and CapriTaurus Studios. He loves fun, creative, and interesting brands, products, projects, and startups.

Sophie Barnes

Sophie Barnes is a contributor and columnist for a variety of digital publications and magazines across the globe covering the latest topics and a variety of genres. She is currently an SEO professional at Entity Magazine.

Aaron West

Aaron West was the past Editor-in-Chief of BurstOut Magazine, from 2016-2017.

Nicholas Negron

"Nicholas Negron is currently an activist within the LGBTQ+ community and is a New York City public affairs professional; guiding organizations seeking to do business with The City. These organizations provide integral health and human services, for the betterment of society."

Jaz Brown

Jaz Brown is a digital content creator and YouTuber who covers a variety of topics and travels across the US promoting herself by empowering youth and sharing her life stories on popular platforms. She has worked with and appeared at VidCon and Playlist Live Orlando.

Thomas Dougherty

Gym freak, optimist

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Kaspalita Thompson

Married to Satya Robyn. I teach mindfulness, run a temple, and practice psychotherapy.

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Genella DeGrey

Born and raised in Southern California, Genella deGrey longed to be your typical blonde, tanned, surfer girl but failed miserably. Unable to sit idle without falling asleep, she embarked upon several artistic endeavors. Makeup and set dressing for the entertainment industry, Resort Enhancement for The Walt Disney Company and writing sexy historical romance top the list of her favorite activities.

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Satya Robyn

Buddhist priest running a temple in Malvern, novelist, psychotherapist, foolish being. Likes purring, growing runner beans, goldfinches, vegan cake, the sound of rain.

Samantha Ofole-Prince

Covering television and film criticism, music journalism and celebrity news coverage, Samantha is often attending and covering backstage and red-carpet events including the Academy Awards, BET Awards, Grammy Awards, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and Teen Choice Awards, as well as concerts, book signings, industry parties and movie premieres.

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Garrett Miller

Garrett Miller is a radio host, singer, songwriter, photographer, writer, producer and consultant. Garrett’s lifestyle and entertainment show, “Rated G Radio” is a featured program weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio and is currently syndicated on 2 networks in the UK (West Star Radio, Chat and Spin Radio). In his spare time, Garrett plays with his 5 rescue Chihuahua’s, attends live shows by indie musicians, and spends time at the beach. Garrett is currently based in Huntington Beach, CA. You can see more of Garrett at http://www.garrettmiller.com/

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Bänoo Zan

Bänoo Zan landed in Canada in 2010. She has published more than 120 poems, translations, biographies, and articles in print and online publications around the globe. Her book, The Song of Phoenix: Life and Works of Sylvia Plath, was reprinted in Iran in 2010. She is the founder, an organizer and host of Shab-e She?r (Poetry Night), the most diverse poetry reading series in Toronto.

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Richard Harris

UK-born and Australian-trained, with an emphasis fine art, through film and photography

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ProPublica

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account. Unless otherwise noted, you can republish our articles and graphics for free under a Creative Commons license, with requirements.

Shanyn Behn

Shanyn Behn is a new writer to BurstOut Magazine. She brings a fresh perspective to the magazine as a Gen Xer. She lives in Long Beach, and has been in the Public Service Work for 17 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, live theater and playing her dogs. She captivates readers with her perspective while creating new experiences.

Adesayo Talabi

Ade is a journalist for Blasting News, and has written about many socio-economic problems including how we handle homelessness, and prevalence of white privilege in society. She often guest posts, which includes for BurstOut.

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