Courtney Napier is a writer, journalist, publisher, and liberation coach from Raleigh, North Carolina. She has written for national outlets like NewsOne and The Appeal, as well as regional and local publications such as Scalawag Magazine, WALTER Magazine, The Carolinian, and INDY Week. She is also the founder of Black Oak Society, a collective of Black creatives in the greater Raleigh area. Their flagship publication, BOS Magazine, is a literary magazine focused on giving Black Raleigh her flowers now. Finally, Courtney coaches individuals and organizations in her Know Better Do Better workshops as they seek to lead and live in a way that undermines white supremacy and honors the humanity of all people. She loves to love her spouse, David, and their two little humans.