When I write for a publication my main focus is to inform, inspire, and when appropriate, to entertain the reader.
Looking towards the future, I’m driven to write for even more publications and a variety of topics and industries.
ARPost, Writer (March 2019)
VRScout, Guest Writer (February 2019)
Reality Technologies, Writer (September 2018-March 2019)
Juanita was a writer for Reality Technologies starting September 2018 until March 2019. During this time, she wrote 6 articles a week about the VR, AR, MR, and XR ecosystems where she crafted articles, reviews, and curated a weekly games article.
Overall, she wrote with the intention to help thousands of readers get informed about emerging and existing technologies, industry news, events, and the ever-evolving spatial industry.
VR Fitness Insider, Staff Writer (August 2017-December 2018)
Juanita Leatham was a Staff Writer for VR Fitness Insider from August 2017 to December 2018. She wrote about the virtual reality and fitness industry’s emerging news, businesses, products, games, and applications.
She wrote a weekly games roundup article that highlighted established and indie games that were high-energy and physically active. During this time, she wrote 5 or more long and short form articles per week, which added up to 20 (more or less) articles a month.
Juanita still retains her passion for spotlighting technology that helps people. Feel free to ask her about VR/AR technology and fitness, meditation apps and games – she knows a lot about it!
The following companies and websites are generous in giving me a shoutout on their blogs, websites, and social media pages. Please click on the links for reference. If the link is broken please see the image for reference. Thanks!
Virtual Athletics League
After tweeting the article I wrote that covers their Space Pirate Trainer tournament in 2018, Virtual Athletics League retweeted the article. Since then, I’ve written various articles about their league, esports, and the VR games esport athletes play in their tournaments. You can find the article, Virtual Athletics Leauge Hosting Space Pirate Trainer Global Esports Tournament in September here.
There are many different ways that VR and surrounding technologies can connect children and adults with autism to the world around them. In the article How VR is Helping Children With Autism Navigate the World Around Them (click here), I wrote about the community of people, creators, app developers and companies that are rallying behind people with disabilities with creative communication and social solutions. XENODU posted my article on June 30, 2018, here.
Holosuit is a wireless haptic and data tracking suit for VR, AR, and MR devices and applications. In the article, HoloSuit Kickstarter to Fund Production of Smart Clothing for VR Fitness, Sports and Games (click here), I covered how the full body suit’s full body tracking will influence sports and gaming in and out of virtual reality. Holosuit posted the article I wrote on their website on June 10, 2018, here.
Green Play LLC
In his whitepaper, USING TECHNOLOGY IN PARKS & RECREATION: A New Spectrum of Reality, John Rainey, cites an article I wrote as a reference source. The piece focuses on the ways that technology and virtual reality are contributing to the ways we play, exercise, and thrive. The article Ready Player One Your Life With VR Fitness (click here) was the article that he cited and can be read here as PDF.
Cleanbox is a top of the line and super fast cleaning and hygiene solution for VR headsets and tech. As a great hygiene solution for businesses and arcades in the industry, I wrote about Cleanbox in the article VRLA 2018: Creating a New Reality With VR Tech, Games, and Experiences (click here). They gave the article I wrote a shout out on their In The Press section for website visitors to view. You can see the quote on the Cleanbox website here.
After visiting the VR, AR, MR, and XR tech festival VRLA 2018 I wrote an article for VR Fitness Insider called VRLA 2018: Creating a New Reality With VR Tech, Games, and Experiences (click here) which discussed the future of the industry and where it is currently. I selected and interviewed specific businesses that would best showcase the industry’s diverse health and well-being related companies, studios, and demos at VRLA. CVRNUSA, or the Cannabis Virtual Reality Network, posted my article on May 9, 2018, as a contributing story for their News section here.
Update: The link is broken, please see the image above as a reference.
I wrote an article about NullSpace VR’s Hardlight VR haptic gaming suit called Hardlight VR Suit: Feel What It’s Like To Fight In VR (click here) for VR Fitness Insider. This article was used in a PSFK article as a source for their content. You can find my article link in their article Gaming Suit Adds Tactile Element To VR Experiences here.
I wrote an article called Biba’s AR App Is Bringing Play Time Back For Kids And Parents (click here) that was featured on the Play Biba! website. The article profiled how the Biba app can transform smart park equipment into an interactive game that promotes exercise through play. You can find the VR Fitness Insider Profiles Biba Link mention here.
VR Fitness Insider
I wrote an article called Batter Up: New Changes to Monsterful VR Baseball Training (click here) that covered Monsterful VR’s RibeeVR baseball simulation. The virtual reality sports simulator helps give professional and amateur batters an edge in competition through virtual repetition. The article was posted on the VR Fitness Insider Instagram page in February 2018.
I wrote a comprehensive article called Can You Really Lose Weight In Virtual Reality? (click here) that was featured on the VRROOM website. The article showed how virtual reality has helped 9 individuals in healthy and diverse ways. Read more about their stories and ways to incorporate VR into your exercise routine. You can find the VRROOM Post Can You Really Lose Weight In Virtual Reality? link here.