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BHM Day 10: Philippa Schuyler


Philippa Schuyler was a child prodigy pianist. She had a rather odd upbringing.  Her father was a black journalist and essayist.  Her white mother was a former bathing beauty from a family of slave owners. Her maternal grandparents believed that mixed race marriages could solve the country’s race problems.  Her mother believed that a diet of raw foods would produce genius so she fed her daughter a diet of raw fruits, vegetables and meat.

Philippa began playing piano as a child and by the time she was a teen she was touring the world. In her thirties she stopped playing the piano and followed her father into the career of journalism. She was killed in a helicopter crash while covering the war in Vietnam.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.