Hi! I’m Javacia Harris Bowser, a Birmingham-based blogger and freelance writer. If you’re an editor and you would like me to write for your publication I’d love to chat.
First, let me tell you a story.
In October 2008, I was struck by a car while crossing a busy street in downtown Louisville. I was leaving The Courier-Journal, the newspaper for which I worked as a reporter and columnist. When my body slammed into the cool, damp asphalt on this rainy night my first thought was, “This is going to make a great column.”
This moment is a perfect illustration of how much I love writing and how much I love stories.
I’m particularly passionate about women’s stories. That’s why I love writing profiles of women for digital publications like StyleBlueprint and magazines like Good Grit.
That’s also why I partnered with Reckon South to curate the Reckon Women Voices column, which shares personal essays by women with ties to the South.
That’s also why I founded See Jane Write, an award-winning website and community for women who write and blog.
But keep in mind that when I was in college I worked for a trucking magazine. So it’s safe to say I can write about anything. You can credit the journalism programs of the University of Alabama and the University of California at Berkeley for that.
I enjoyed school so much that from 2009-2019 I was an English teacher at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where I taught English and created an elective called Women and the Media to train students how to write for the web and how to examine representations of women in the media.
I left ASFA in 2019 to pursue freelance writing full time.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss writing opportunities at your publication. You can find select writing samples below.
Samples of My Work
How Dasha Kennedy is disrupting the racial and gender wealth gap one social media post at a time, November 2020
Ally, Advocate, Mentor, Sponsor — How to Be One, How to Get One, and Why You Should, August 2020
Lady Justice, January/February 2020
WISHful Thinking, July/August 2019
The Negro Southern League Museum, May/June 2019
Heidi Elnora: The Innovative Bridal B.A.B.E., March/April 2019
Read more of my articles for Good Grit magazine here.
Black Women Matter, Black Women Vote, Here’s How We’re Mobilizing, September 2020
Read more of my articles for SistersLetter.com here.
The Podcast You Should Be Listening to and the Woman Behind It
Reviving Fourth Avenue: Past, Present & Future
The Rebranding of Historic Ensley
Sharing Laughter & Light in the Face of Cancer: Meet Carla Youngblood
Sandi Eubank Gregory: FACES of Birmingham
Sally Bird of Dot Fox: FACES of Louisville
Delta Vintage Founder Claire Brandon: FACES of Nashville
Have you tried Fat Girl Yoga? It’s for all sizes!
How to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger
Do You Really Need Those Vitamins and Supplements?
Read more of my articles for StyleBlueprint here.
What It Really Means to Be a #GirlDad
Dads Can Do Hair, Too
Coping with Mother’s Day When You’re Grieving the Loss of a Child
Maternity Fashion Tips from Style Coach Megan LaRussa Chenoweth
How Babyscripts is fighting to reduce maternal death rates
Former news anchor Eunice Elliott launches children’s books series
6 mental health tips to help you and your children during COVID-19
Read more of my articles for Babypalooza here.
Jacob Lawrence The American Struggle Exhibit Opens at Birmingham Museum of Art, November 19, 2020
How Pastor Mike McClure Jr’s ‘Big’ hit brings even bigger blessings, July 23, 2020
BMA’s Barbie Exhibit: How Society Views Beauty and Women of Color, August 22, 2019
Randi Pink’s 31 days of ‘rage writing’ produced latest novel, ‘Girls Like Us’, November 9, 2019
Tori Wolfe-Sissons ‘Melanin-Centered’ yoga class relieves stress, August 29, 2019
Magic City Fashion Week: A new tradition of Birmingham city style, published October 2018
Nina Garcia: Keeping Fashion In Fashion from the Oct/Nov/Dec 2012 Issue