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Hey there!

I'm Khalea — a copywriter, editor, and creative consultant. Currently, I'm Global Editorial Manager at M·A·C Cosmetics.


I have over 10 years of beauty and style-focused editorial and brand experience, with tenures at The Zoe Report, Refinery29, Us Weekly, New York Daily News, and MTV under my belt.


As a lifelong lover of words, I've been able to explore the art of storytelling from a 360 degree perspective. Which basically means that I've done a little bit of everything — like gathering quotes at crime scenes, interviewing Real Housewives and Oscar winners alike, and covering international fashion weeks.

My expertise includes crafting features, SEO optimization, growing traffic, content strategy, managing a worldwide network of writers, producing photoshoots, and conceptualizing content with a strong lens on women of color.

Born in Brooklyn, raised in Georgia, and a proud graduate of Howard University, I enjoy shopping, listening to music, and exploring my neighborhood in my downtime. I also moonlight as a personal assistant to my 9-pound Morkie, Kenzo.

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