Pris Blossom is the Miami Local Expert for USA Today’s 10Best. Currently a contributor to Vivala, Hello Giggles, and FreeValues, her words have also appeared on xoJane, Apartments.com, Global Grasshopper, Gogobot (on assignment as a City Correspondent), Hubdin, and the Miami New Times. She specializes in travel (event promotion and coverage, restaurant and venue reviews, things to do, road narratives), parenting (high-risk pregnancy, toddler-mom life, infant loss), feminism / women’s interest (reproductive rights, body positivity, ), and entertainment (TV and film reviews, news, and listicles).
Pris loves finding, making, and telling good stories. Whether it’s in a blog post, via an interview, recorded on a podcast, drawn in pictures, or written down on cocktail napkins, she understands and appreciates the art of storytelling.
She also enjoys practicing yoga and aspires to one day become a certified yoga instructor (but for now is working on simply perfecting her crow pose). She’s a latinx feminist who believes in equality for all and understands we’re still a long ways away from having that. A life-long Floridian, Pris lives with her software developer husband and curious, energetic one-year-old son. She also very much misses her first child, her daughter Margaret Hope, who was born prematurely and died shortly after birth. Her experience has caused her to speak out about the challenges of being a loss parent and to be an advocate for all loss parents.
Pris is currently working on a collection of essays inspired by a solo trip around the U.S. after the recession, a coming-of-age novel based on her complicated relationship with a childhood friend (whom she eventually lost to adult on-set schizophrenia), a collection of essays and poems about growing up in Miami, and another project based on her travels to Nicaragua to get to know the land of her ancestors. She is currently searching for representation for these works-in-progress.