Meet the Team

The ParaDime writers consist of women from their early 20′s to their mid 30′s with various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Christian denominations, professions, passions, and lifestyles. We are very excited to serve you in any way that we can and we look forward to growing with you in beauty and virtue!

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Doni

NAME: (Doni)elle Alicea
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Relationships, Art
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Just the Chi
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): My ethnicity is Mexican & Puerto Rican & my nationality is American
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian

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Heidi

NAME:  Heidi Dye
HOMETOWN: Sturgeon Bay, WI
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Sturgeon Bay, WI/ Deerfield, IL(college), Chicago
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): Mostly Norwegian
MARITAL STATUS: Married, 12 years
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian, non-denominational

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Jessica

NAME: Jessica Michaela Morrissette
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Editing
HOMETOWN: Oak Park, IL.
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Chicago
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): Black American
MARITAL STATUS: Married (Newlywed)
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Reformed Christian

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Melody

Melody

NAME: Melody (LaLuz) Fabien
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Sisterhood, Love & Family, Devotionals
WEBSITE(S): http://www.melodylovescd.com/http://www.melodyfabien.blogspot.com/ HOMETOWN:Chicago
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Born and raised in the inner city of Chicago
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): Puerto Rican, married to a Haitian
MARITAL STATUS: Married with a young adult, Maria and toddler, Jael
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian, Follower of Jesus

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Patricia

NAME: Patricia Charitable
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Makeup, Health & Wellness, Natural Hair
WEBSITE(S): www.crownedwithcurls.com Youtube:GodzDesign1
HOMETOWN: Brentwood, NY
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Frederick, MD; Huntsville, AL; Brentwood, NY
CULTURAL BACKGROUND (S): Haitian
MARITAL STATUS: Single
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Seventh Day Adventist

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Sharona

NAME: Sharona Drake
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Lead Writer, Chief Editor
HOMETOWN: Fayetteville, NC (aka Fayettenam aka Home of J-Cole lol)
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Fayetteville, NC; Huntsville, AL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; (worked in and out of Nashville, TN)
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): Black American
MARITAL STATUS: Single
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian, non-denominational

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Tosha

NAME: LaTosha Kelsey (Tosha, Tosh, TK)
HOMETOWN: Gallatin, Tn
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Devotions, Recipes
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Gallatin, Tn, Grand Rapids, MI, and Hunstville, Al
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): African-American
MARITAL STATUS: Single
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Non-Denominational

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Jasmine

NAME: Jasmine Nwade
HOMETOWN: San Bernardino, CA
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Relationships, Health, Spiritual Growth
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Too many
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): African American/Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian

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Tessa

NAME: Tessa G. McEwen
WEBSITE(S): www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org
HOMETOWN: Edison, NJ
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Edison, NJ | Notre Dame, IN | Washington, DC | Chicago, IL
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): First generation Filipino-American
MARITAL STATUS: Married with children (Via and Quest)
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic-Christian

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  • Wow.
  • I too was that "good" girl and based my righteousness on my actions. When I did commit one of those sins you listed (as if I wasn't already sinning with my pride in myself) I went into deep depression because I placed so much weight on being "good." When I realized (like you) that He is good and my righteousness (actions) are like filthy rags it gave me a new freedom. I was a slave to my misguided perceptions and my so called perfection. Christ offered me a freedom based on who He was and not what I did or did not do. He loved me in spite of me. That for me was freeing. Thank you for sharing this post. Now I see that I wasn't the only misguided one...lol...I'm sure there are many more of us. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
  • I am in tears after reading this! This spoke to me! I can relate! Just a while ago my selfishness rose her head and placed pressure on an old friend to be my superhero. God is the only superhero! He is near ready to comfort! Lord you have spoken! May God Bless this ministry!
  • This is a much needed topic in the church today. I dont know whats worse these church floks that fill your head with lies or that christian mingle commercial?
  • Very wise words, son. Hopefully, they are listening with spiritual ears and a heart to obey.