Meet Amare’s talented contributors!


Cortney Rocco is a freelance clean beauty copywriter and lifelong beauty junkie. She began her professional career working in book publishing before launching her eponymous content and copywriting business in April 2018.

When she’s not writing for brands in the clean beauty space, Cortney covers everything from design to culture to motherhood for women’s lifestyle publications. She’s an east-coast native who now lives in the south with her husband and toddler son.

Contact Cortney at with any questions about articles, posts or other projects (babysitting/wine recommendations also welcome!).


Ebony is an East coast girl living in a West Coast world. Originally from Norfolk, VA Ebony now resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, daughter and 2 fur babies. Her affinity for fashion comes from the influence of the amazingly stylish women throughout her life. She has drawn inspiration from strong women in her life to develop her own sense of expression.

Her love for thrifting and fashion has inspired her to share with the world a curated closet of affordable unique clothing and accessories on Poshmark and eBay.

Starting in July, Ebony will also be writing our monthly horoscope segment. We can’t wait to see what the Ebony and the stars have in store for us!

Laura Madden

Laura Madden is an advocate for fashion, art, and sustainability through her work as an influencer, stylist, writer, model and artist. She reports on the intersection of style, sustainability and self-esteem on both her blog, the ReFashion Report, and various conscious lifestyle publications. Laura also serves as a global ambassador for nonprofit Remake, is a board member with San Francisco Fashion Community Week, and is the founder of ReFashioned Art, her brand of upcycled art.
ReFashioned Art is currently available at the Conscious Collective PopUp until 10/11, located at WAYLA Studios. For more sustainable style, art & shopping tips, check out and follow her @iamlauramadden and @reFashionedArt

Madeline Dolgin

Madeline is a higher education professional by day and a sustainable fashion advocate by night.
Madeline first became passionate about sustainable fashion through studying international development in college. Overwhelmed by the unethical labor conditions and environmental issues within the fashion industry, she stopped buying new clothes and instead started upcycling what she already owned. Today, Madeline accepts donations of old clothes and upcycles them through her fashion brand Healing Seams. She recently completed her 200-hour yoga teaching certificate in Spring 2019 and is looking forward to pursuing the spiritual realm alongside her love for the material world of fashion. For upcycled designs, follow her on Instagram @healingseams

Monica McLean

Monica is a photographer based in Chandler, AZ. 

She loves to photograph life in a way that encapsulates the artistic, authentic, and profound aspects of life and the people in it. She loves to keep things as simple as possible in life and in sessions, as she finds it produces the best results with the least amount of stress. Regardless of the difficulty or magnitude of the project, Monica always bring the same passion and dedication to each job. It’s her priority that everyone leaves happy, and excited about the finished product. See more of Monica’s work here.

Follower her on Instagram @monica_mclean_photography


Blogger and photographer based in Denver. Vegan foodie and craft beer snob. Wilderness lover and wannabe yogi.