Josi Denise tells a lot of stories and takes a lot of photos. She obsesses over vintage signs, people with tattoos, peanut butter anything, and the use of the oxford comma. She’s had her fair share of city lights but prefers starry skies. A product of the Bible Belt with a mouth like a sailor, she’s become an unlikely poster child of failed systems and a voice that can bridge the cultural divide consuming our nation.

Josi made headlines in 2016 with her fiery exposé of the influencer marketing industry, sparking a controversial debate about the expectations of modern motherhood as she burned down her blog, The American Mama. Her refreshing authenticity and raw, relatable voice has been met with tremendous applause and pleas from inspired readers urging her to write more. She has been featured by The New York Post, Forbes, Business Insider, Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, Motto by TIME, Daily Mail, Independent Journal, Tech Insider, and The Daily Dot.

She has been praised by respected journalists and average readers alike for writing content that is brave, honest, and darkly funny. You can find her creative work at or follow her on twitter @josidenise.





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//What People Are Saying

“Her new namesake blog […] is worth reading in full” – Lara O’Reilly, Business Insider

“..darkly funny and impassioned.” – James Wilkinson, Daily Mail

“You’re like Tyler Durden in Fight Club when he beat Angel Face into a pulp; you felt like destroying something beautiful.” –  Papa Does Preach

“I want to thank you so much for writing. It literally brought tears to my eyes because I’m the mother in this story. I wanted to write this message to personally let you know how grateful I am for this article and say thank you.” –  Clarissa, reader

“I just wanted to let you know that I thought your recent posts were very cool and needed to be said, backlash or no.” – Mackenzie Dawson, New York Post

“Your strength, honestly, and reality that you wrote about was empowering, moving, and moved me to tears. I had to find you and thank you for your blog post. For it stated everything in my heart, gut, and brain that I battle with from time to time.” – Courtney, reader

“I couldn’t stop reading.  Authenticity on the Internet is far too rare.  I just wanted to drop a line to say you have a gift.” – Joe, reader

“Read your post over the weekend and have to commend you for your authenticity.” – Brian Gardner, founder StudioPress and No Sidebar

“I just wanted to let you know that I liked what you wrote and it resonated with me.” – Susan, reader

“Your recent article […] was refreshingly different – so I became a subscriber.” – Phil, reader from Madrid

“This is positively the most profound and moving piece I’ve read in a very long time. Exquisite. I applaud your honesty and integrity. I look forward to reading more of your work.” – Sarah, reader

“Denise has some feelings…[She’s going] to focus more on writing that she feels is more authentic.” – Julianne Adams, SomeParenting

“Your blog just renewed my interest in writing… but not just writing for the sake of writing; more specifically writing for myself, instead of writing for those who I imagine to be my audience.” – Stephan, reader

“Finally someone said what I’ve been thinking for years. Complete with the f-bombs!” – Cindy Falteich, author

“I think you are brave and we need more people in this world willing to be different than the pack. It makes life more interesting.” – Leah Segedie, ShiftCon Media

“Thank you so much for you honesty and your willingness to live in reality.” – Jeremy, reader

“You are someone I can relate to. Thanks for reminding us all that life is rarely ‘picture perfect’ and that there really is no such thing.” – Carmen, reader from Nova Scotia

“It’s hard to find like-minded bloggers and I enjoyed reading you.” – Cheryl, reader

“I implore you, don’t stop writing. Just imagine, honesty in a parenting/mommy blog. You can be that person. Please think about it.” – Steiner Anderson, reader

It’s actually very hard finding a place to vent about it […] I just really liked reading your blog” – Nic, reader

“I know that you wrote what you deeply believe – and that is truth.” – Danka, reader from Poland

“I love it. I love you’re telling people to make sure they’re true to themselves.” – Becci Nicholls, reader from the UK

“And you were really inspiring to remind me that […] I’m doing what I love and that’s what matters most.” – Karla Sanders, National Park Quest

“Thank you so much for putting this out there. I felt every word and have lived every sentence. I bawled reading this because this article reflects the reality. Thank you for hitting the nail on the head. I shared this and will continue to do so.” – Hayley, reader

“I just read your post… and I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you very, very much. It was exactly what I was needing today.” – John Cullimore, reader

“I read your post. Just wanted to tell you it was fucking brilliant.” – Andrew Delfino, reader

“Read your article. Thought it was great. Lots of wisdom” – Dan R Morris, BloggingConcentrated

“Thank you for writing this and making me feel not so alone in this struggle!” – Jayna, reader

“Your voice is fantastic – it’s honest, it’s sardonic, it’s funny, it’s brave.” – Liz Parker, literary agent

“I read your article about single moms today and it was the best thing I have ever read.” – Lauren, reader

“Thank you for being a breath of fresh air.” – Dana, reader

“This is so refreshing to read. Life is about living. Keep doing what you are doing, the online world needs honest voices like yours.” – Jozie, reader

“High five, girl. The actual journalists of the world are all giving you a standing ovation.” – Bryce Gruber-Hermon, The Luxury Spot

“I loved the irony of your post, and thought it was hilarious and have thought and experienced pretty much everything you wrote about in some capacity.” – Alison Ray Jenzen,

“When I come across something honest and true, there is a vibration I can feel run through me. It’s so hard to achieve with the written word, because arranging letters of the alphabet in order to convey something as organic as life, loses so much in the translation. This post had me buzzing.” – Kenneth, reader

“Whenever I shakily raise my voice above the din I remind myself: we must speak truth to power. You have stood in your truth and spoken it. I just started following you today and I hope others find your truth to be theirs as well.” – Catherine Long, reader

“I’m seriously LOVING your posts for whatever that’s worth!!” – Jennifer, reader

“This was so good. And god damn, does it actually speak to a lot of other businesses.” – Alex Viada, Complete Human Performance

“Until I read your blog post and I finally find someone who seems to feel a similar way. Internet things have become so fake. Perfect images hurt people who believe they are real. Thank you for your blog post.” – Lulu Voste, reader

“You are revolutionary!” – Catherine, reader