L'Oreal Thompson Payton L'Oreal Thompson Payton is a Chicago-based lifestyle and wellness writer, motivational speaker, and author of the forthcoming self-help book, Trust Your Dopeness. Her byline has appeared in publications like Bitch, Bustle, SELF, Shondaland, Well + Good, and ZORA, just to name a few. When she's not busy writing, she can usually be found reading, riding her Peloton or relaxing on her yoga mat. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.