Editor and Content Strategist
Award-winning content strategist and editor with over 20 years combined experience innovating and growing audiences across the publishing, entertainment, and advertising industries. For over ten years I produced and directed multimedia and written content from concept to development for PEN America and sub brands across digital and print platforms, including websites, social media, magazines, and films. I now consult as a writer, editor, content strategist, and curator for nonprofits and literary organizations.
Soon after the November elections, I emailed the my editors of the Illustrated PEN (Rob Kirby, MariNaomi, and Meg Lemke) to ask if we could commission a series of graphic narratives to apmplify the voices and stories of communities whose concerns and lives may be most at risk under the new administration. The answer was a resounding, "Hell Yeah!" Our hope is that the stories created for this series will help empower and inspire people to stand up and speak out and to begin to repair what’s been so thoroughly broken.
Leonard Cohen's "Democracy"
Every now and then I need to stop and take in the work I'm a part of at the intersection of art and free expression. Most recently, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer recorded a new arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Democracy." I asked David Mack to create illustrations for the song and Olga Nunes to bring it all to li in a video. The final piece is at once heartbreaking and hopeful (knowing we have a fight ahead), an accurate reflection of where we are today. We used the video at PEN America for our most successful end-of-year giving campaign that helped break fundraising records and broaden PEN America's audience.