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Get To Know The Queen Of Storytelling Who Is Crushing It For The Culture – Ardre Orie

Ardre​ ​Orie​ ​is​ ​a​ ​celebrity​ ​ghostwriter,​ ​book​ ​publishing​ ​expert,​ ​playwright,​ ​film​ ​director​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of 13th​ ​&​ ​Joan​ ​Publishing​ ​House.​ ​Orie​ ​has​ ​written​ ​for​ ​a​ ​host​ ​of​ ​clients​ ​including​ ​VH1,​ ​MTV,​ ​WETV, BRAVO,​ ​CENTRIC,​ ​YouTube,​ ​Grammy​ ​Award​ ​winning​ ​artists,​ ​the​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​entertainment industries​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​bevy​ ​of​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​and​ ​everyday​ ​heroes. 

As​ ​the​ ​product​ ​of​ ​a​ ​single​ ​parent​ ​home​ ​and​ ​childhood​ ​survivor​ ​of​ ​domestic​ ​violence,​ ​Ardre recognized​ ​that​ ​there​ ​was​ ​great​ ​power​ ​in​ ​the​ ​transparency​ ​of​ ​her​ ​pain​ ​through​ ​storytelling.​ ​Her​ ​goal as​ ​a​ ​media​ ​maven​ ​is​ ​to​ ​create​ ​platforms​ ​and​ ​media​ ​that​ ​allow​ ​the​ ​voices​ ​of​ ​those​ ​who​ ​have​ ​suffered from​ ​oppressive​ ​circumstances​ ​to​ ​be​ ​heard​ ​and​ ​to​ ​create​ ​meaningful​ ​media​ ​that​ ​feeds​ ​our​ ​souls​ ​and sheds​ ​light​ ​on​ ​our​ ​experiences. 

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Orie​ ​began​ ​her​ ​career​ ​as​ ​an​ ​author​ ​telling​ ​the​ ​stories​ ​of​ ​women​ ​in​ ​her​ ​local​ ​community​ ​at​ ​age​ ​10.​ ​As author​ ​of​ ​Consciously​ ​Beautiful:​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Enough​ ​(2014),​ ​A​ ​Heroine​ ​in​ ​Heels​ ​(2015)​ ​and​ ​Let​ ​Your​ ​Lips Speak​ ​Life​ ​(2017);​ ​writer​ ​and​ ​director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​theatrical​ ​productions​ ​Lipstick​ ​Monologues​ ​and​ ​The Heart​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Man;​ ​and​ ​film​ ​director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​documentary​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Consciously​ ​Beautiful,​ ​Ardre​ ​Orie’s​ ​work 
sheds​ ​light​ ​on​ ​life’s​ ​experiences​ ​while​ ​closely​ ​examining​ ​the​ ​effects​ ​of​ ​mainstream​ ​media​ ​and societal​ ​norms​ ​that​ ​have​ ​defined​ ​our​ ​journeys​ ​and​ ​self-worth. In​ ​2015,​ ​Orie​ ​founded​ ​13th​ ​&​ ​Joan,​ ​a​ ​multimedia​ ​publishing​ ​agency​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​vehicle​ ​for​ ​aspiring authors,​ ​playwrights​ ​and​ ​film​ ​directors​ ​to​ ​tell​ ​their​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​distribute​ ​them​ ​on​ ​a​ ​large​ ​scale​ ​with her​ ​support​ ​and​ ​guidance.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​capacity,​ ​Orie​ ​has​ ​coached​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​aspiring​ ​writers​ ​across​ ​the finish​ ​line​ ​to​ ​become​ ​published​ ​authors. 

Prior​ ​to​ ​taking​ ​a​ ​leap​ ​of​ ​faith​ ​towards​ ​entrepreneurship,​ ​Ardre​ ​attended​ ​Florida​ ​State​ ​University where​ ​she​ ​earned​ ​both​ ​her​ ​undergraduate​ ​and​ ​Master’s​ ​Degrees​ ​in​ ​Special​ ​Education.​ ​After​ ​teaching for​ ​4​ ​years,​ ​she​ ​went​ ​on​ ​to​ ​earn​ ​an​ ​Ed.S​ ​in​ ​Educational​ ​Leadership. 

Orie​ ​began​ ​her​ ​career​ ​as​ ​an​ ​author​ ​telling​ ​the​ ​stories​ ​of​ ​women​ ​in​ ​her​ ​local​ ​community​ ​at​ ​age​ ​10.​ ​​ ​As author​ ​of​ ​Consciously​ ​Beautiful:​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Enough​ ​(2014),​ ​A​ ​Heroine​ ​in​ ​Heels​ ​(2015)​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Art​ ​of Storytelling​ ​(2016);​ ​writer​ ​and​ ​director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​theatrical​ ​productions​ ​Lipstick​ ​Monologues​ ​and​ ​The Heart​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Man;​ ​and​ ​film​ ​director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​documentary​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Consciously​ ​Beautiful,​ ​Ardre​ ​Orie’s​ ​work sheds light​ ​on​ ​life’s​ ​experiences​ ​while​ ​closely​ ​examining​ ​the​ ​effects​ ​of​ ​mainstream​ ​media​ ​and societal​ ​norms​ ​that​ ​have​ ​defined​ ​our​ ​journeys​ ​and​ ​self-worth. 

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In​ ​2016,​ ​Orie,​ ​established​ ​The​ ​Beautiful​ ​Mile,​ ​the​ ​first​ ​ever​ ​beauty​ ​walk​ ​encouraging​ ​women​ ​to​ ​love themselves​ ​and​ ​their​ ​stories.​ ​​ ​Ardre’s​ ​dedication​ ​to​ ​advocacy​ ​has​ ​created​ ​a​ ​national​ ​network​ ​of women​ ​that​ ​continue​ ​the​ ​conversation​ ​of​ ​self-worth​ ​and​ ​validation.​ ​Her​ ​works​ ​uncover​ ​the​ ​internal struggles​ ​faced​ ​by​ ​women​ ​and​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​the​ ​charge​ ​for​ ​redefining​ ​beauty​ ​goals​ ​to​ ​include 
self-worth,​ ​educational​ ​empowerment​ ​and​ ​financial​ ​stability. 

Orie​ ​also​ ​launched​ ​A|Orie​ ​Cosmetics​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​to​ ​change​ ​the​ ​narrative​ ​and​ ​words​ ​associated​ ​with beauty​ ​and​ ​to​ ​help​ ​women​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​that​ ​every​ ​face​ ​has​ ​a​ ​story​ ​to​ ​tell​ ​and​ ​that​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​stories are​ ​beautiful​ ​and​ ​have​ ​value. 

Orie​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​thrive​ ​as​ ​the​ ​“Queen​ ​of​ ​Storytelling”​ ​while​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​rich​ ​legacy​ ​of​ ​love. Ardre​ ​Orie​ ​currently​ ​resides​ ​in​ ​Chicago,​ ​Illinois​ ​with​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​two​ ​daughters​ ​and​ ​a​ ​loving son​ ​in​ ​college. 

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