Mass communications student Libby Oellerich has become a blogger for The Huffington Post. Oellerich’s blog, called The Local Lady, supports small businesses and local artisans in Nashville by sharing their stories. The idea for the blog originated from a class project Oellerich completed for Dr. Sybril Bennett, professor of journalism, where students had to design a mobile app that also involved developing a blog. The blog’s slogan is “Embracing Authenticity and One-of-a-kind Legacies,” and Oellerich’s goal is to develop strong relationships with the businesses she highlights so that the blog’s followers are in the know about local homegrown products. With the encouragement of Bennett, Oellerich contacted Arianna Huffington about her blog, from which Huffington put Oellerich in touch with her blog editor. The Local Lady blog appears in the Huffington College and Huffington Small Business sections. Click here to read Oellerich’s most recent article.