About Journalist Chaka V. Grier

Chaka V. Grier is an essayist, fiction writer, journalist and moderator with a background in fashion and film. She is the former soul columnist at Bandcamp and her work has appeared in O, the  Oprah Magazine, NPRElle,  NOW, SOCAN’s Words & Music, Musicworks Magazine, Flare, The Globe and Mail among others.

Notable interviews include Michael McDonald, FKA twigs, Hilary Duff, Ibeyi and Meshell Ndegeocello. She has written for various beauty brands including CoverGirl, which included interviewing Canada’s Next Top model winner, Andrea Muizelaar, for CoverGirl Canada. She has also starred in her own double-page CoverGirl advertisement for Elle Canada.

Raised on the music of Prince, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Sade, Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac — and named after Chaka Khan — her musical taste is incredibly eclectic, with a particular love for all things jazz. She is currently completing her MA and working on the multi-disciplinary series Altruistic Violence. And is the creator of the former blog the Winehouse Mag.

Contact CVG at chakavgrier@gmail.com.

Chaka V. Grier

PO Box 19538 Manulife PO

Toronto, Ontario

M4W 3T9