Blaize Stewart is a columnist, essayist, and digital marketing specialist based in Chicago, IL. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism, Master of Science Degree in Journalism, and Master of Education Degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership — Equity and Diversity in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Blaize has held social media and marketing roles in a variety of fields, including higher education, healthcare and travel/tourism. In his free time, he enjoys visiting his family in central Illinois, exploring the city of Chicago, reading (big fan of fantasy), and playing in numerous LGBT intramural leagues, including Stonewall Sports, CMSA, and NAGVA.