Public Speaking, Workshops & Consulting

Speaking Engagements

I’ve been a featured speaker at the 2018 NYCPride Human Rights Conference, TED City 2.0, South by Southwest Interactive, Old Dominion University, Princeton University and Iona College, among others.

My speaking topics & lectures have included:

  • Cultivating the Courage to Tell Your Story
  • The meaning of “The Personal is Political” for Women of Color
  • Creating the Perfect Feminist Future

Education, Workshops & Training 

As the author of four books, a M/WBE-certified entrepreneur and writing instructor, I can create tailored staff training workshops for your organization on the following subjects:

  • Writing Toward Inclusion: How Inclusive Communication & Writing Improves Quality
  • Balancing Culturally Appropriate Branding & Marketing with Exposure to Trauma in Online Environments/Social Media Platforms
  • Cultivating Resilience in the Aftermath of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma or Violence
  • The Business Imperative for Diversity & Inclusion

Editorial Consulting & Communications Strategy

I’m an early adopter of social media, and began using Twitter & Facebook for reporting on everything from police-involved shootings 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