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Amirah Mercer (@amirahmercer) is a writer and editor whose storytelling dives into the beauty and depth of Black American culture. Part-journalist, part-sociologist, she is endlessly curious. She has written for VogueVanity Fair, Vice, and more.

Amirah is the founder and editor of Other Suns, a content creation platform that dreams up digital literature for brands and artists, and which serves as a resource for Black creatives.

She is a freelance copy and research editor. Her clients include Viacom, GARAGE, Interview, and Document Journal. She is a graduate of Princeton University and is based in New York City.

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