Amirah Mercer

Womb Wellness Educator | Editor | Writer

Peace, I’m a writer and editor with bylines in Vogue, Vanity Fair, VICE and more. (See a selection of my work below.)

Inspired by my own healing journey — involving Womb Wellness, juice fasting and sacred spirituality — I realized there was no dedicated space online for Black women’s holistic healing that wasn’t affected by the white gaze, so I decided to create Other Suns. Other Suns provides a safe space to re-learn the healing ways of our ancestors as divine, indigenous women of this Earth.

As a writer, my work dives into the beauty and depth of Black womanhood and Black American culture. The themes I love to work in are spirituality, Black identity, femininity, health & wellness, pop culture, fashion, creativity, self-empowerment, mental health and self-healing.

Please contact me at the form below if you are interested in collaborating!

Bylines

FEATURED: Eater, “A Homecoming: How I Found Empowerment in the History of Black Veganism,” January 2021

VICE, “This Vegan Mother-Son Duo Is Using Soul Food to Spread Black Love,” February 2019

GARAGE, “Rihanna’s LVMH Deal Is (Hopefully) the Future of Fashion,” January 2019

VICE, “Widows Isn’t the Feminist Triumph You Think It Is,” December 2018

Vanity Fair, “The Only Thing Angela Rye Won’t Wear on CNN,” March 2018

VICE, “These Black Women Are Building Empowering Spaces in NYC,” February 2018

Other Suns, “Pyer Moss’s Unapologetic Blackness Is Good for Fashion,” December 2017

i-D, “The Story Behind Kehlani’s Cozycore Bathrobe Gown in ‘Faking It,’” October 2017

VICE, “How Brown Sugar Helped Destroy the Taboo of Black Love in Cinema,” October 2017

VICE, “Power Is an Escape Fantasy for People of Color,” September 2017

Vogue, “Meet the Stylists Behind Hip-Hop's Best Dressed Dandies,” June 2017

Vogue, “At the MTV Movie Awards, Big Sean and Jhené Aiko Won Most Stylish Couple,” May 2017

OkayAfrica, “Ghanaian Artist Zohra Opoku’s Latest Work Focuses on Kente & Identity,” March 2017

Vanity Fair, “André Holland Is Ready for His Next Stage,” January 2017

VICE, “The Radical Fashion Designers Behind Solange’s A Seat at the Table,” October 2016

Vogue, “These Young Designers of Color Are Re-Examining the Notion of ‘Nude,’” September 2016

Vanity Fair, “How Rihanna’s Puma Creepers Became the Year’s Must-Have Shoe,” May 2016

Vanity Fair, “Lady Gaga Designer Brandon Maxwell Explains Gaga’s Evolving Look,” March 2016

Vanity Fair, “BET’s Hit Drama Being Mary Jane Is Redefining Single Womanhood,” November 2015

Vanity Fair, “How ‘Daddy Issues’ Became Instagram’s Meme Queen,” October 2015

Vanity Fair, “The Rise of Sneaker Culture,” July 2015

Salon, “Idris Elba and Hollywood’s Sexy Villain Problem,” September 2014

Copy Editing & Fact-Checking

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Current and former clients include: Highsnobiety, GREATEST, Interview, Document and GARAGE magazines

Press

Life of a Black Vegan,” NPR KERA Think Radio, February 2021

CONNECTING THE DOTS on Intersectional Veganism,” hosted by JIVINITI founder, Nivi Jaswal, and Naijha Wright-Brown, co-owner of The Land of Kush and executive director of the Black Veg Society, February 2021

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week,” Longreads, January 2021

Culinary influences and cooking techniques from Black history,” Provenance, January 2021

‘A reflection of inner life’: show explores history of the hoodie,” The Guardian, December 2019

Tonal Journal Launches to Showcase the Voices Underrepresented in Media,” Business of Fashion, April 2018