Coshandra Dillard is an award-winning health reporter and freelance writer. She was an Association of Health Care Journalists regional fellow for 2014-2015 and was recognized as a finalist for the National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence Awards in 2014. Her work has been published in Upscale Magazine, The Crisis Magazine, Folks, and other outlets. She is also founder and editor at Liberate Magazine, a local publication highlighting the lives and concerns of African Americans. Follow Coshandra on Twitter @cvdillard.