Creative Commons Licensing Now Available at

wpid-5678259049_9557cb81c8_b.jpgBig news for writers! has partnered up with Creative Commons, which means we might soon have access to some new free images to use with our articles and blog posts.

According to the company’s website, its authors “have always owned the rights to the original content they publish here. However, some have argued persuasively for the ability to choose a license for their work other than All rights reserved.”

“It may seem esoteric, but there is significant value in this,” the site continues.  “Ideas are most useful when they’re built upon and combined with others. Stories gain new life when they’re remixed, reinterpreted, and retold. We want to facilitate that on Medium.”

Today, in conjunction with Creative Commons, we’re happy to announce support for explicit post licensing on Medium.

I’m working on a comprehensive list of free-to-use photos to share with you as a resource on this site, but in the meantime, I just found a really nice one over at Author Media. Check it out right here. 

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About Angela Atkinson
Angela Atkinson

Angela Atkinson is a journalist who also happens to be a Certified Life Coach. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson's love of writing offers her the unique ability to share a new understanding of how life works for a whole new generation. Atkinson's publishing resume is vast and varied and includes several years' experience in online journalism, including hard reporting as well as functioning as an editor in various iterations over the years. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson's clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. As you can see when you visit the freebies page at, Atkinson's online daily magazine for women, she's all about paying it forward. Professional Affiliations Atkinson is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, including the St. Louis Pro Chapter and the national organization. She is also a a member of the Universal Coach Institute alumni, the St. Louis Writers Guild, the National Education Writers Association and the Freelancers Union. She studied journalism at Eastern Illinois University and earned her life coach certification through the Universal Coach Institute.

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