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Brigid McLaughlin

Brigid McLaughlin is a writer, educator, and cat-mom. Born, raised, and educated in Long Beach, she has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from CSULB and enjoys writing stories about arts, culture, and human rights.

Christian Lopez

Christian Lopez

Christian Lopez is a reporter and writer, having published numerous stories with the Daily Forty-Niner. Chris specializes in entertainment news and photography, having written and taken photos for numerous special events. He is majoring in Journalism at Long Beach State to help strengthen his abilities. In his free time, Christian likes to walk around taking photos on the street, play video games, and write short stories.

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Rachel

Rachel Off Duty is a style, travel, and lifestyle blog for fellow badass (or aspiring badass) women and go-getters. Through relatable stories, easy-to-follow tips, and hard-hitting personal essays, I hope to help other women like me take charge of their lives and their style and blur the lines between “on” and “off duty,” whatever that might mean to you. To me, this means endeavoring to create a lifestyle that I love so unapologetically that nothing feels like “work,” and that honestly makes getting out of bed every day more exciting. Call it a 10-year plan, or call it an everyday hustle. But whatever you call it, it’s up to you to make it a reality.