Lanier Isom

Guest Writer

Lanier Isom is a journalist and co-author of the award-winning memoir Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond. The film, Lilly, based on her book, starring Patricia Clarkson, is in post-production. Her work has been in Al Jazeera, The Los Angeles Times, The Lily,  The Bitter Southerner, Scalawag and Salvation South. A frequent contributor to, she is an Alabama Library Association Nonfiction Award recipient and a 2023 Alabama State Council of the Arts fellow. She has completed a memoir about growing up in the South during the seventies before #metoo and is currently working on a project about environmental racism in a small Alabama town. A blue dot in a red state, she lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three dogs, and has a college age daughter and grown son. She’s a Peleton addict, dog lover and psychic junkie. For more from Lanier, visit and her Instagram @lanierisom.

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