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Gerrie Summers is a writer specializing in the areas of travel, beauty, health and lifestyle.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Composition from Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Gerrie was the founding editor of Word Up! Magazine, beauty editor and travel columnist for Today’s Black Woman and About.com's Multicultural Beauty expert. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications and outlets including Foxnews.com, Essence, NY Daily News, Billboard, Bergen County Magazine, and For The Bride.

She is also a contributor to the books Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (Pocket Books), Caribbean Escapes, Volume III, and The Stop the Violence Movement: Overcoming Self Destruction (Pantheon Books).

Gerrie is currently a correspondent for Everett Potter’s Travel Report and a frequent contributor to Real Health magazine, Luxury Living magazine and About.com Luxury Travel.