Independent Historian

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Michelle Dartis is an adjunct faculty member for two higher education institutions and a freelance writer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and three distinct graduate degrees in library science, higher education with a specialization in leadership for student success, and human and social services. Currently, she is a Ph. D. candidate in the Human and Social Services program at Walden University and plans to graduate in the of summer 2022.

Michelle is the recipient of various awards, including the Indiana Librarians Leading in Diversity MLS Fellowship Project and the American Library Association/Spectrum Institute REACH 21 Scholarship Initiative.  She has over thirty years of professional experience in mental health, developmental disabilities, sexual assault counseling, case management, and teaching.

Michelle’s debut novel, “This Ain’t That: An Erotic Novel” was published in September 2021 on Amazon.

Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (1985- )

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Ramona [“Sapphire”] Lofton (1950- )

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