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Broke in Columbia is…

Jillian Owens:  Founder, Editor, Contributor

Jillian is a writer, designer, and eco-fashion revolutionary. A Columbia SC transplant, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BFA in Theatre and English. When she’s not gallivanting about, she’s busy refashioning ugly thrift store duds into fashionable frocks at ReFashionista or helping the underserved through her work in Community Impact at United Way of the Midlands.  She has a weekly column on MidlandsBiz, and also reviews local theater productions for Jasper Magazine.  

Yes.  I’m laying in bed on the phone.  It’s not weird unless you make it weird.

Trinessa Dubas: Contributor

Freelance Cosmetologist, Entrepreneur and All around Woman about town. Trinessa attends Benedict College pursuing a B.A in English part time. Her full time responsibilities include being a Nail Specialist at one of Columbia’s preeminent luxury spas in downtown The Vista (OCCO luxury spa). Local stage professional Trinessa is an active member of NiA Company and can be seen on and around the stage in venues such as Trustus Theatre, Workshop Theatre, Stage 5, Columbia Children’s Theatre, and just about any nook or cranny she can be fit into.  She is in awe of what is in the future for the local Art Scene. Trinessa thrives in the vibrant air around this ever expanding little city.

Our Lady About Town!
Our Lady About Town!

Camille Johnson: Contributor

Camille is a teacher, artist, and life-long resident and lover of Columbia, SC. She refuses to stay home despite her skinny bank account, and enjoys buying dresses off the dollar rack, giving makeovers to furniture found in trash piles, and eating and drinking as close to free as possible! 

She's a thirsty lady.
She’s a thirsty lady.

Marques Moore:  Contributor

Marques  moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina where he got his degree in Theatre, and has been here for 7 years and counting.  An actor, amateur writer, and seasoned blogger in his own right, Marques also knows a thing or two about having fun on a budget. Pro-tip: Being Straight-Edge doesn’t hurt either…

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His eyes follow you.

 

Frank Thompson:  Contributor

Frank is an actor/writer who lives in Columbia, where he manages to have an amazing life without spending (or making) very much money at all. A graduate of The University Of Alabama and Cumberland School Of Law, he has written several fundraiser/variety show scripts for Town Theatre, and contributed an essay on the glories of barbeque to Muddy Ford Press’ recent anthlogy, A Sense of the Midlands.

Confused Frank is confused.
Confused Frank is confused.

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