Isabel Calkins Mata Isabel Calkins Mata is a writer, brand marketer, and content strategist with seven years of of experience writing about lifestyle, wellness, and beauty. She has been published in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, Nylon, Southern Living, and other national publications. 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.