Guest Blogger Spotlight

From time to time, TRR is graced with the presence of some awesome contributing authors from across the country.  Come meet TRR’s guest bloggers and be on the lookout for their future posts!


Martin Morrow is originally from Birmingham, AL where he started doing stand-up, improv, and belonged to an award winning martin fixedsketch/stand-up hybrid “Tubbi and Martin”. Martin has performed in clubs, colleges, and festivals all over the country including Atlanta, Austin, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Portland and has worked with some of the top names in comedy.

Currently residing in Chicago, IL, Martin has performed in several shows with Second City as a part of their Outreach & Diversity ensemble in addition to being a a part of the 2015 Second City/NBC Bob Curry Fellowship program, Second City PUMA scholarship recipient and graduate of The Conservatory. He has put on several one man shows at The Playground Theater and MPaact Theater and serves as an associate producer to one of the highest acclaimed comedy shows in the country Comedians You Should Know and formerly a 100 Proof Comedy cast member and a season 13 cast member of the longest running independent comedy showcase, The Lincoln Lodge. Morrow is represented by Stewart Talent and he was recently in an ad campaign for Skittles. A regular at the Laugh Factory, his work has been featured on the Huffington Post and on Fox’s Laughs, he was a finalist in the seventh season of the Impress These Apes comedy competition, and performed in the 2014 Epitonic Deep Festival, 2014 Tomorrow Never Knows Festival, 2014 Green Gravel Comedy Festival, 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 2014 Hell Yes Fest, the 2015 LA Riot Fest, and the 2013 TBS Just for Laughs Festival. Most recently, Martin has opened for the one and only Katt Williams.

Basically, Martin is the shiz and has the resume to prove it.

Be on the lookout for his future blogs giving us the male’s perspective to dating, sexting, conflict, and more. Upcoming post: how humor functions in romantic relationships!

Check him out below!

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Alyssa (Ally) Patmos is originally from Indiana, but traded in her snow boots for flip flops when she moved out west where she’s spent most of her life in the Grand Canyon state of Arizona. AllyAlly has her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Arizona. She is currently working towards her PhD in Human Communication at Arizona State University, focusing on mental health communication and studies how we can create better scripts for communicating about mental health.

Ally blogs at about her life with OCD and how we can lessen the stigma associated with mental health disorders. She is a published researcher, creative nonfiction writer, and the creative content generator & systems wrangler at BookMama.

Her personality and intelligence is transparent through her authentic writing style where she’s not afraid to bring her own experiences into the conversation about life, love, health, and conflict.

Stay tuned for her future guest blog on dating with OCD and how mental health influences relationship development!

Learn more about Ally below!

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I welcome contributions from others on relational conflict!  No degrees/experience required!  If you would like to be a guest blogger for TRR, email submissions with your personal information and photo to



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