Allyson Escobar is a freelance journalist, social media maven, and digital producer hailing from the Inland Empire / Orange County. She covers everything from food and lifestyle to religion, news, features, community / ethnic news, and current trends. She is passionate about culture, her faith, race and representation, and social justice issues. Her bylines have appeared in NBC News, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Asian Journal, New America Media, The Press-Enterprise, Angelus News, and the Orange County Catholic. When not writing or spending time with people, you can find her exploring different coffee shops, hiking, or wandering a new neighborhood. Say hello at www.allyson-rae.com or @heyallysonrae.