EDITORS

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler is the creator of "Raise Magazine," stepmother of two, and adoptive mother of one. Prior to "Raise," she was a writer on USA’s "In Plain Sight" and TNT’s "The Last Ship." She and her husband, writer/producer Warren Bell, co-created the Nick at Nite series "Instant Mom," based on her life as a stepmother. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and five-year-old son, Levon.

Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson is the Design Editor of "Raise Magazine." She's a mother of two, wife, daughter, step-daughter, half sister, step-sister, proud millennial, and lover of travel. She also works as a marketing consultant and interior designer. When she's not working, you can find her planning her next trip, baking muffins, pretending she's going to go for a run, and avoiding playing Star Wars with her kids. She currently lives in Arkansas with her husband, Collin, and sons, Beckham and Reeves.

Sarah Uslan

Sarah Uslan

"Raise" Beauty Editor and celebrity makeup artist Sarah Uslan's client include Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Lili Reinhart, Emma Roberts, Olivia Colman, Yalitza Aparicio, Constance Zimmer and Tori Kelly. Editorial publications include L'Officiel, Elle, Interview, GQ, Porter Edit, InStyle, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Darling, Schon, Flaunt, RUSSH, Nylon and Allure. Based in Los Angeles, Sarah divides her work schedule between L.A. and New York City.

CONTRIBUTORS

Halley Dean

Halley Dean

Halley Dean lives in Kansas with her husband, three children, and attack cat. By day, she puts her extensive social media stalking skills to use as a the head of her company’s special investigations unit. She is a would be writer and passionate advocate for social justice, particularly as it pertains to issues involving women and children. She has degrees in American History, Organizational Administration, and Communications, but is often unable to locate her car keys.

Leah Outten

Leah Outten

Leah Outten is a mom in different ways: a mother to five, a birth mother to one in an open adoption, and a few babies in Heaven. In the pockets of her day, she works closely with Arrow + Root to educate adoptive parents, along with helping communities better navigate the issues surrounding adoption today. In her free time she loves to watercolor and snuggle her cats. Learn more about Leah at her blog, The Grace Bond.

Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler is wife to Jeff and mom to two boys, Will and Ben. She is a non-profit semi-guru by day and an expert in cleaning marker off upholstery by night. She lives in Colorado with her boys and her cat Gracie, who adds another female to the mix.

Mom-in-Waiting

Mom-in-Waiting

From Mom-in-Waiting to Mom-in-Training. New mama to twin girls through surrogacy.

Robin Bakay

Robin Bakay

Robin Bakay lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Jai Joseph

Jai Joseph

Jai Joseph is a writer based in Los Angeles.

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