Heather L. Whitley Heather has a lifelong passion for storytelling. Whether through written articles, television productions or digital media projects, she thrives on creative challenges and strives to consistently deliver the most compelling content possible. During her 26 years in the media industry, she has worn many hats including writer, producer as well as ideator. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.