Angela Hilario is a special education teacher, actor, writer, publisher, film-maker, and volunteer. She has a BA in Psychology and a Masters of Science degree in Teaching, specializing in teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities. As a writer, she published a young adult novel in 2017, and is the founder of publishing and film production company, Hollis House. Her hope is to create diverse stories with underrepresented voices as the lead. Her Beauty with a Purpose project is the You Are Not Alone Initiative – encouraging others to give their time and volunteer at organizations that promote inclusivity and to be a friend and ally for people with special needs. Her interests include traveling, reading, journaling, and ballet, having studied classical ballet since the age of 15.