Featured Contributors

Our contributors are the heart and soul of Do It Well, Co. We love building community, Sharing successes, healing moments of failure, and supporting each other through this life. This world is full of amazing, big hearted, creative women and we are so proud of Each Member of our growing DIW, CO. Family! Want to join our crew? Read on below...

Issue 4: Hygge Contributors


Jess Gullikson

Jess Gullikson is a 30-something modern day hippie. She enjoys spending her time reading (her to-read list currently sits at 541), doing yoga, cooking, drinking too much coffee, reminding people to take their vitamins, and sleeping when she can. She currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband, son, and pit bull, Donut.



Lauren Grindstaff

Lauren Grindstaff is a writer, reader, pizza-consumer, traveler, wife, creative, and aspiring baker. Hailing from the queen city of North Carolina, she studied in the mountains, fell in love in the Outer Banks, worked in Haiti, rode horses in the Rockies, and now resides in a small town of South Carolina. With a Public Relations degree and English minor, she loves any chance to create, work with people, and make something memorable. She thrives on Jesus' grace, exploring the outdoors, meaningful relationships, beautiful views, and real, life-giving conversations- preferably all with a warm mug in hand. Follow Lauren's Instagram @lalagrinds


Athena Pelton is a photographer, storyteller, motorbiker, and self-professed do-it-all-er. She creates with a fervor and zest and her work embodies a tangible, heartfelt passion. Recently her writing was recognized by NPR and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She lives near Minneapolis with her husband and two wombfruits.

Athena is also a member of NECO, a collaborative brand agency in NE Minneapolis.


Anna King

After personally fighting an undiagnosed chronic illness for several years, Anna King founded People Hope in 2014 at twenty-four years old. Through her illness, Anna became extremely disappointed in the lack of resources tailored specifically to those in her circumstances; to provide support spiritually, mentally, socially, and emotionally through unthinkable circumstances. Out of those experiences she decided to design the very thing that had been missing.

Anna now works as the CEO of People Hope, building a distinctly unique organization with passion that could only come from personal experience. She has an unmistakable love for the global chronically ill community, and if you know her at all, you know she is a proud member of the People Hope Tribe!

Joanna Bodenson

Joanna Bodenson became a flight attendant in Frankfurt, Germany after studying German, Art History and Educational Science. When there is any free time left in her busy schedule, she is on the run with her friends, photographing the little things around her and writing for a beloved project - a collection of essays. Keep up with Joanna's photography and poetry on Instagram @oh.ladyfox.

Check out our awesome Issue 3 contributors here and our Issue 2 contributors here!

Become a contributor for Do It Well, CO.

Calling all writers, poets, photographers, Artists, and creatives!

One of our core beliefs at Do It Well, CO. is community. This Space is a collective of talented creatives who learn alongside one another through life inspired storytelling. Do you have a story to share?

We are currently looking for the following for our Upcoming issues:

Issue 5: Unbridled 

There is something about the dawn of warmer months that makes us want to shake off the shackles, dare a little more, get a little wild.  What would you do if you felt just a little fearless? What ways could you be more daring? What would life be like if you jumped in heart first? These are the questions we are answering and are looking for your contribution of being unbridled. We are looking for your story, poem, photos, videos, art or any other creative medium that expresses the concept of unbridled.

Issue 6: Nostalgia 

We are suckers for summers past. Melting popsicles, freckled faces, running wild, the smell of sunscreen. Summer just brings us back to simplicity, to childhood, to our core desires.  What did you want from life before it got complicated? What lit you up? Set your heart on fire?  We want to hear about it all. We are looking for your story, poem, photos, videos, art or any other creative medium that expresses your love of summer and what that time means to you!

All submissions should focus on one of our core categories - health, life, culture, travel, relationships, career, family, and soul - as well as align with each issue's theme. We love traditional articles, essays, poems, artwork, photography, whatever your shines your creative light into the world! Shine on!

As a contributor, you will be featured on our site and promoted through various social media sites. We accept multiple submissions per issue.

For all the details, click here and follow the instructions for submitting your work.