Shani Gilchrist is a features journalist, essayist and blogger based in Columbia, SC. In 2008 Shani founded CamilleMaurice.com, a lifestyle blog focused on the arts, culture, home décor, and entertaining. The blog quickly gained acclaim for its conversational style and honesty. CamilleMaurice.com will shut down in 2015, when Shani will begin blogging from her author site, ShaniGilchrist.com. Shani uses her writing to convey a unique perspective gained from a family history of straddling racial and socio-economic boundaries to question the nation’s collective views on diversity. She also enjoys sharing anecdotes from the life of a work-at-home-mom while sharing beautiful moments and findings along the way.
Shani’s work has appears online and in print for publications such as The Free Times, The State Newspaper, undefined magazine, DiscoverSouthCarolina.com, and Equals, Vol. 1 (anthology). In 2015 she will have an essay included in State of The Heart, Vol. 2: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love (USC Press).