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Her Story: Denisio Truitt ’05

Appearing in the January 2016 issue of O Magazine as one of five inspirational female Instagrammers is Denisio Truitt, a 2005 graduate of Washington and Lee University.

Denisio, who is a photographer, creative thinker, poet and clothing designer, said, “When I got divorced in 2014, I was ready to get out of the Washington, D.C., area, where I’d spent my entire adult life. I visited a friend in New Orleans and fell in love with it — the heat, the architecture, the people. It reminded me of Monrovia, Liberia, where I lived for about a year as a child. When I moved here, I felt like my life had come full circle. And the friend? We fell in love, too. Now we co-own a clothing design company. I’m still on a journey, but my hope is that people will see me sharing all parts of myself — as a black woman, as an entrepreneur — and relate, wherever they are on their journey.”

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @denisiotruitt, read her poetry online and watch her on YouTube.

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