TECH + SOCIAL CHANGE
My father was wrong.
He said at one point after my rash decision to forego an opportunity to study engineering for communications that I would regret it. To me, it was a decision driven by the need to bring visibility to marginalized people by sharing their stories.
I believe digital tools can and should be used to disrupt the status quo. It’s what inspires me as a strategist, storyteller and girls advocate.
I’ve worn many hats in my career - proofing ink-stained pages as a copyeditor; teaching young women in West Africa how to tell their stories using social media; building viral online campaigns for the United Nations, Google, and Nike Foundation.
As a VISUAL STORYTELLER, I provide guidance to brands and global change-makers on how to cultivate and reach the right digital audiences to achieve organizational goals.
My experiences boil down to these truths:
• Technology is only revolutionary if everyone has access
• Be kind to everyone you meet
• Innovation is a community act
• Everyone has a story
HU (You know!)
A selection of projects I've worked on
Love for All
Created branding and digital strategy for a national marriage equality campaign, #LoveForAll, reaching 1+ million on Twitter and validated the National Center for Lesbian Rights as a tech-savvy player among their advocacy peers. Supporters of marriage equality held Love for All signs before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on Monday, April 28, 2015.
Increased charitable giving by developing a digital strategy for the #GivingTuesday launch, amassing 2,500+ non-profits across all 50 states.
Global Girl Media
Launched $20,000 fundraising campaign to teach youth in Oakland visual storytelling and provided the opportunity to leverage the internet for things such as: homework; job searching; civic engagement; healthcare and communicating with loved ones.
Woking with the Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) we birthed two campaign sites: Well Versed and His Health. These two platforms aim to mobilize communities to reduce HIV-related stigma, scale up effective programming targeting Black gay/bi men and provide training for healthcare providers/organizations.
Memphis Music Initiative
Developed a cross-channel digital strategy and program for a $20 million urban youth arts organization, Memphis Music Initiative, enabling access to high-quality music and arts employment and enrichment opportunities for 350 youth.