I grew up around my hometown newspaper and gleaned from my father a love of people, community and narrative journalism. That foundation fuels me today as I fuse my background in communications with my passion for social justice and community activism.
As a young woman, I ventured to Central Mexico and interned at Mississippi's only alternative weekly newspaper. The Southern writer I lived with taught me a life philosophy called “Barefootin'." It means releasing your fears and getting your feet muddy –– being immersed in something deeper than yourself.
Activism, adventures and events make me tick, whether I'm writing about a civic group collecting bras for survivors of sex trafficking, visiting my sister in Cape Town, South Africa, or organizing a book club for young women social entrepreneurs. I love making connections and building community.
My Vision for the Future
Embracing and celebrating women's stories and passions. Ensuring and expanding women's reproductive choices worldwide.
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Latin America and the Carribean
- North America
- Sub-Saharan Africa