How & Why to Hire Me

More than 20 years of experience in journalism, government, social justice and academia has allowed me to support my work as a writer through speaking, educational and editorial consulting services.

Speaking Engagements

I’ve been a featured speaker at the 2018 NYCPride Human Rights Conference, a featured panelist or workshop leader at Old Dominion University, Princeton University and Iona College (booked through my partnership with Bitch on Campus) among others.

My speaking topics & lectures have included:

  • Cultivating the Courage to Tell Your Story in Politically Perilous Times
  • Creating the Perfect Feminist Future & Pitfalls to Progress
  • Why the Freedom of Black Women Impacts Freedom for Everyone

Workshops & Training 

As the author of four books and a M/WBE-certified entrepreneur with more than 20 years of journalism & fiction writing experience, I can create tailored staff training workshops for your office, class or organization on the following subjects:

  • Intersectionality
  • Navigating Religious, Political and Gender Identity Differences in the Workplace
  • Cultivating Resilience in the Aftermath of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma or Violence
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Business Imperative for Media Diversity
  • Self-Care in Social Change and Media Work
  • Writing for Social Change

Editorial Consulting & Communications Strategy

I’m an early adopter of social media, and began using Twitter & Facebook for reporting on everything from police-involved shooting to religion when I pioneered a breaking news digital beat more than ten years ago. My deep knowledge of social media is complemented by my experience working as a speechwriter for high-level principals at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Texas at Austin. I enjoyed coordinating with the White House and a multitude of agencies on a number of communications strategies as Principal Deputy Press Secretary under the Obama Administration between late 2015 and the end of the Administration. As a result, I’m happy to provide quotes to interested clients & organizations on the following services :

  • Communications Consulting
  • Speechwriting
  • Social Media Campaigns & Strategy
  • Social Media Content Strategy
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editing