Christian Portilla is passionate about people and her city. She is a Latinx Colombian freelance writer in South Florida and covers community, culture, and lifestyle on her radio show/ podcast Meet Them Mondays. Topics range from toxic masculinity to ballroom culture in Miami and beyond. She is the founder of roamfreewrites.com and an advocate of sharing stories that highlight the real Miami. Her print coverage has led to significant cultural programs in Miami being saved through funding, watchdog stories like her coverage of Little Haiti's gentrification issue and even called out major brands like Cafe Bustelo and the City of Miami. Portilla identifies as Latinx and contrasts her entertainment coverage with heavy reporting on Miami's marginalized communities.
Her work has been featured in many publications including Remezcla, Miami Herald and VICE. She's interviewed celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Magic Johnson, and Ozuna. Stay in touch with her via socials @RoamFreeWrites, @MeetThemMondays and find out more on roamfreewrites.com.