Lee Alisha Williams Title: Contributor Education: University of South Florida, University of Georgia Location: Tampa, Florida Lee Alisha Williams is a freelance writer who loves highlighting Black businesses, niche finds, and affordable home products. She primarily writes product round-ups, gift guides, and decor recommendations for home and lifestyle products.Highlights:Lee graduated from the University of South Florida in 2022 with a B.A. in English. She is pursuing her MFA in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Georgia.She's been published in Environmental Defense Fund, Hunker, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Fodor's Travel, and The Click. She's in post-production for her first longform documentary, 0.4%, and is the sole person on the film team. Experience Lee Alisha Williams wears many hats. She's a journalist, creative writer, editor, filmmaker, avid reader, and more. In August of 2022, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in English. In the summer of 2023, she will continue her academic journey at the University of Georgia, pursuing an MFA in Narrative Nonfiction.She's been published in the Environmental Defense Fund, Hunker, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, The Click, and Fodor’s Travel. For Hunker, she's written and updated commerce pieces that focus on home decor, product recommendations, gifting, dupes, and more.Lee is passionate about unheard stories and perspectives. This passion extends to her commerce writing as well. When researching brands and products, she always wants to shine a light on small businesses, women-owned businesses, Black/POC-owned businesses, and more. She's also always searching for products that will last a long time to prevent unnecessary waste and dollars down the drain.Favorite Purchase:My favorite item I've purchased is the Country Kitchen Nonstick Aluminum Frying Pan. First, it's so easy to clean, and it is actually nonstick. Also, the pan is beautiful and has a stunning light blue color on the outside of the pan. I've had it for a few months now, and I want to purchase more pots and pans from this collection. Education In August of 2022, Lee graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in English and a minor in Mass Communications. In the summer of 2023, she will continue her academic journey at the University of Georgia, pursuing an MFA in Narrative Nonfiction. 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.