About the Author 🖋



Angel Simmons


Angel Simmons is a multi-talented artist from the south side of Chicago. She is an actress, speaker, mentor, coach, runway and print model. Angel has been featured in books, magazines, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, in Christian music, and as a guest on both radio and television. She is the current ULTIMATE Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador for the Live Out Loud Charity, which advocates for suicide prevention, depression awareness, anti-bullying and core character development.

Angel is the author of and blogger for Love’s Great Design, columnist for Tiara Magazine, co-host of the “Do Not Submit: Storytelling Open Mic series in Englewood, and producer of the “Verses, Vibes & Visions” Live Lit Series. Her message and captivating stories have graced stages and panels at events and conferences throughout the country. She serves on the Executive Board for the Karitos Christian Arts Association- which hosts one of the largest Worship Arts conferences in the nation, and the Columbia College Chicago Alumni Association & Network.

Angel’s film credits to date include Canal Street, Captive State, Come as You Are, Concrete Hearts, How It Ends, The Pages, When Jeff Tried to Save the World and Widows. Her television appearances include shows American Greed, A.P.B., Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Easy, Electric Dreams, Empire, Miss Otis, Proven Innocent, Public Housing Unit, South Side, Suits, and The Chi. She is also the lead actress in the “My Last Party” Stage Production for suicide awareness and prevention presented by The REECH Project organization.

Angel’s credentials include certifications in Grief & Loss Coaching, Love & Relationships, Mental Health First Aid, Premarital Counseling, Soul Care and Biblically-based Counseling, Stress Management, Suicide Prevention, Trauma, and Wellness. Her company, The Message, Inc., provides Author Support, Event Planning and PR, Gifts and Merchandise, Keynotes and Workshops, Grief and Loss Support Coaching, Wellness Groups and other customized services for individuals, businesses and organizations.

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