Anneliese Bruner is a writer-editor who has worked in corporate, media, and nonprofit sectors for such entities as BET and the Education Trust. She is a member of The Authors Guild, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, BET Weekend Magazine, Honey Magazine, Savoy Magazine, and USAID Front Lines. She is the great-granddaughter of Tulsa massacre survivor and author Mary Elizabeth Jones Parrish, and works to elevate her foremother’s legacy. Bruner wrote the afterword to the new edition of Parrish's book The Nation Must Awake: My Witness to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. She attended Bryn Mawr College and lives in Washington, D.C.