About Valerie


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Photo: Blue Treasure Photography / Makeup: Makeup by Larri / Hair: Nish at The Hot Towel


Valerie C. Wade is a freelance writer and history lover, the mind and heart behind Lynnfield Historical Consulting, and a longtime enthusiast of fiber arts. (Seriously, she is fascinated by looms, spinning, and quiltmaking.) She lives in Texas with her husband and their feisty cairn terrier.

Her essays often interrogate the intersection of history and popular culture, especially concerning race and gender. She believes in the transformative power of the written word, and she loves using her passion for writing to connect people.

She earned a B.A. in African American Studies and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis (2008), and an M.A. in History from Duke University (2014). She has taught at the university level, and she currently works as an archivist and oral historian. References are available upon request.