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Andrea Bijou

Andrea is an award-winning artist—her artwork has been included in galleries and shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico. She works in oil and watercolor mediums with a focus on abstracted botanicals.

She is also the author of the The Peaceful Botanicals JournalGluten-Free Dining in Seattle, and the forthcoming book, Go Back to the Beginning, an illustrated story book and journal for people who suffer from depression.  

She began her career as both a print and TV journalist covering crime, then transitioned to work for Fortune 100 companies as a social media strategist. She is currently writing on the topic of mindfulness and mental health. Her written works have been most recently published on Thrive Global and Stigma Fighters and over the course of her career in environmental magazines, monthly journals, online NBC affiliates, Amazon, Microsoft, and her own personal blogs. 

On her free time, Andrea studies Eastern philosophies, psychology, travels, practices art, and creative writing. Andrea also enjoys investing in lower income communities as an art, business and technology mentor.