Allie Crawford - Content Editor

Allie holds a B.A. in psychology and philosophy and a M.A. in applied philosophy and ethics. She is currently a doctorate student studying developmental education with a concentration in literacy. She loves working with people on growing their writing skills and changing the traditional narrative in academia. In her free time, Allie enjoys snuggling her cat and dog, hiking, yoga, baking, and indulging in countless hours of Netflix. Her favorite thing to bake are sugar cookies – perfect for all times of the day!

I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: There is no ‘right’ way to write and the process can be messy. Yes, there is an ‘academic’ standard and that is only one form writing. Let the words flow in whatever way they come to you and then keep going! 

Location: San Marcos, Texas, USA

Most Read Book: Tisha by Robert Specht and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Favorite Story to Tell: The 5th grade class at the school I attended always competed in a pentathlon after learning about Greek history. The pentathlon consisted of a race, long-jump, javelin throw, discus throw, and a wrestling match. I am not the most athletic person, but I went undefeated both in practice and day of pentathlon against the girls and boys in wrestling. The final round even had a do-over. My family still raves that it is one of my greatest accomplishments and it was a match to be remembered. What makes this story so hilarious to me is that if I run into people nowadays that were there, they bring it up! One lady came to a yoga class I was teaching and shared that her family and her regularly discuss it at their dinner table!