Recovering journalist, exploring ways to use storytelling to change the world. I geek out on anything social media/content strategy related and love a good read.

Favorites (hover / click to see name)

  • publications

    • The Washington Post
    • Vanity Fair
    • Inc.
    • Rolling Stone
    • Specter
  • music

    • Jay Z
    • Emile Sande
    • Pharell
    • The Script
    • Aloe Blacc
  • I am BlerdNation because...

    I think everyone has a story to tell and we have to encourage everyone to tell it. What it means to be black is constantly changing and blerds have to make sure our story is heard.

  • Who is your blerd role model? Why?

    First Lady Michelle Obama. She's so intelligent and passionate about people and issues she believes in and she's the glue that holds her family together.

  • How do you stay connected to other blerds?

    The gift that is social media, specifically Twitter and blogs.

  • What’s your favorite word/phrase?

    "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." ~Dr. Seuss

  • What are your goals/passions?

    I want to educate, encourage and inspire people through storytelling. Just as interesting as the celebrities and politicians we can’t get enough of are your next door neighbor, your co-worker, that guy you passed on the street. Knowing others’ stories leads to a greater understanding of ourselves and the community around us.

  • What are you listening to, watching, or reading that impacts you or that is giving you a different perspective?

    I love documentaries. Love. And there is so much being done now with awesome storytelling in the documentary format. Poverty, health, foreign policy, sports, gender issues...just about any issue you can think of is being covered through images interviews and interviews in documentaries. For me, they're a great, accessible form of continuing education.

  • What advice would you give to other blerds?

    Be you. Do you. Encourage others to do the same.

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