Dianna K. Benjamin

I received my bachelor’s in English in 2012 and my master’s in secondary English education in 2013, both from the University of Florida. Go Gators!

In 2013, I became a high school English teacher at Decatur Central High School in Indiana. I taught ninth-twelfth graders in a variety of classes including standard and honors ninth grade English, Biographies, Film Literature, Yearbook, and Speech.

I taught a diverse student body coming from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, racial identities, religious beliefs, sexual and gender identities, and learning abilities. After a rewarding four-year career, I left the teaching profession to spend more time with my one-year-old son and newborn daughter.

I have been exclusively freelance writing since 2017. I have extensively covered the cannabis industry including market trends, federal and state legislation, cannabinoid science, clinical applications of cannabis, and social equity issues. I particularly enjoy writing about cannabis science and the social injustice of prohibition. Read some of the articles I’ve delivered to clients in my Article Writing Portfolio.

I am in the business of forming long-term writing relationships with my clients. I have been writing for Wikileaf (CNSX: WIKI), a price comparison tool, for four years. In January 2020, I began a year long writing campaign with Marijuana Matters, a social equity incubator founded by Curaleaf Vice President of Social Responsibility, Khadijah Tribble.

I’ve been writing and performing spoken word poetry since 2008. I’ve hosted and performed at open mic nights and in front of large audiences including student assemblies at the University of Florida and church congregations comprised of hundreds of attendees.

I’m currently working on my first novel. You can find the first chapter of that project, short stories, and poetry samples in my Creative Writing Portfolio.

If you have an idea you’d like to showcase through writing, contact me. Let’s work together.

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