About this Speaker
Essence Gant is a media personality and the Beauty Director for BuzzFeed. She's especially passionate about representation and diversifying narratives to be more inclusive of under and misrepresented audiences. Essence has collaborated with major brands such as Nivea, State Farm and Macy's on social media and TV campaigns, and she's appeared as an expert commentator on ABC News, BuzzFeed News' AM2DM and various pop culture podcasts. Originally from Augusta, GA, Essence is a simple girl who loves simple things, like binging Real Housewives (the Beverly Hills franchise is her favorite because she finds their level of wealth inspiring and their level of petty amusing), and eating potato chips doused in hot sauce.