Erica Alcox is a native of Charleston SC and known on social media as the voice of the original Geechie Gurl established in 2010. What began as her blog, Okra Soup Truth has evolved into a collection of digital and paperback books including her recently released title You Smell Like Outside. The uncomfortable but necessary topics serve as conversation starters during live brunch/dinner parties knows as the Lowcountry Table, and her unfiltered, unconventional coaching program Rock Bottom University has helped a multitude of women make the impossible their sweet reality.

Her education background has been serving the public school sector in SC, NC, and Georgia through her nonprofit In School Stomach Inc. She is a serial entrepreneur and master educator facilitating certification programs for new and veteran professionals in the food industry via Chew It For Da Culture incubator program. She is a proud HBCU graduate of SC State University studying Family and Consumer Sciences and holds a Masters degree in School Administration from Gardner Webb University. She resides in Atlanta, Ga with her son Nicholas.