Hello, and welcome!
Thank you for finding your way to my little corner of the internet. I started Cup of Charisma five years ago while working in PR as a way to navigate back to my roots as a writer. I had no idea that this blog would eventually lead me down a new career path as a full-time content creator, but here we are! This website wouldn’t be possible without YOU.
I was born a South Floridian, but now call myself a Houstonian with a little bit of New Yorker sprinkled in. I blog about style, social good, décor, travel and real-life topics that resonate. I’m not afraid to get personal, share cautionary tales, or celebrate the milestones of adulting. My main objective is to leave other women feeling equipped to make a difference in this world through small actions. Social good is a gigantic priority of my storytelling, which is why I strive to use cruelty-free, socially conscious brands that give back. I believe we can make a large impact in this world, even with tiny choices like the clothing we wear.
Outside of Cup of Charisma, I’m a journalist and strategist by trade. I’ve worked in fashion and lifestyle PR, social media management, and journalism for seven years. Fashion PR held such a prominent place in my heart, but my passions always led me back to journalism. I lived in the college newsroom as editor-in-chief so my post-grad life soon migrated back to my beginnings. Getting to weave the lives of amazing human beings into impactful stories is THE dream job for me. In this line of work, I’ve had the opportunity to chat with iconoclasts like Steve Madden, Keren Craig, Stuart Weitzman, and more. The part I love most about my job as a journalist is talking to local business owners and Houstonians who make this city so special. My work has been published in Fodor’s Travel Guide, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, Miami.com, Houstonia magazine, Houston Modern Luxury magazine, Lapalme Magazine, and Elite Daily. One day, I hope to grow that list, but I’m grateful for everything that’s gotten me here so far.
What else do you want to know?!
I’m the chapter officer of the Blogger Union’s Houston chapter. We provide local bloggers with free tools to launch their business – you can check us out here!
I love volunteering but rarely find the time these days. Right now, I’m passionate about Girls Empowerment Network, an organization that inspires young girls to break the glass ceiling.
I am passionate about women’s rights and as a survivor of relationship violence, I use my platform to raise funds for Houston Area Women’s Center, AVDA-TX and other national organizations.
I have a corgi named Minnie, and she is MAJESTIC.
Have another question for me? Comment on my About Page or shoot me an email at jillian[at]cupofcharisma.com.