Independent journalist and brand copywriter based in the midwest. Reporting on race, gender, and education; copywriting for universities and nonprofits. Let's chat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How a New Black-Owned Tech Ecosystem is Taking Shape in Tulsa
A century after Black Wall Street was burned to the ground, Black Tulsans unite to create something new.
“Beat cancer, tell my story, and save somebody else’s life.”
Coach AW Hamilton always kept his goals on his bathroom mirror to hold himself accountable, but when he was diagnosed with cancer, he wasn't sure what to make of his goals.
Meet the Mount Holyoke Class of 2022
The newest almost-alums of Mount Holyoke College are smart, passionate, curious, flexible, and accomplished. I spent spring 2022 speaking to roughly a dozen graduating seniors about their time in college, what they've learned, and what's next for them.
Voices of NBA: Black Women in Leadership
Over the summer, Dr. Norma Ellington-Twitty and Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick sat down to have a conversation about their work and experiences at NBA. Moderated by Senior Marketing Associate, Brittany King, the conversation spanned a variety of topics including NBA’s history as a health and social service general ministry, issues of diversity and equity, and qualities in leadership.
Building Power Together
What does it mean to invest in the power of the people? SVCF has shifted its priorities to do exactly that. [pg. 5]
6 Tips for Letting Go of Your Phone on Vacation
Let's face it: Our phones are an extension of our hands. It's hard to imagine taking a trip to the bathroom without a device, much less a full vacation—even one where the goal is to fully disconnect.
What's the Tea with Reconciliation Ministry
A podcast about faith and social justice and how Christians can learn about and engage in conversations that transform our communities by tearing down the walls that separate us.
Their peers recognize them for their contributions to their respective fields, but these five Black Bruins say they do it all for their community.
A Career of Service and Care: Gary Zimmerman’s 34 years at NBA
In 1987 Gary Zimmerman joined the National Benevolent Association during a huge turning point for the organization. He worked his way up to CFO and after 34 years, Gary retired at the end of January 2022. This is a retrospective piece of his time at the organization.
Laspa Center for Leadership Redefines Women’s Leadership for the Twenty-First Century
Through a variety of on-campus centers and programs, especially the Laspa Center for Leadership, Scripps is well equipped to prepare its graduates for a world where more women than ever before are rising through the ranks, shaping and leading award-winning teams.
Faith-Based Black HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Guide
The National Benevolent Association offers a resource for communities of faith to learn about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how it disproportionately affects the Black community.
For this project, I served as the editor; compiling narratives from various writers, asking questions to flesh out complex concepts, and updating copy according to AP Style as needed.
Two Midwest Foodies' Guide to Dining Black in Indy
For Black History Month, my food brand, Two Midwest Foodies collaborated with Eat Okra and Apple Maps to create a guide to dining at Black-owned restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana.
At a Crossroads: Medicine and the Movement
For the 2019–2020 Columbia Medicine Annual Report, I interviewed half a dozen Black medical professionals about the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the resurgence of the movement for Black lives.
A Plague of Pandemics
This year, COVID-19 has touched every part of the world, but here in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, our neighbors have been fighting a host of issues for decades.
A Seat at the Table
In summer 2020, protests erupted across the country demanding justice for Black citizens who were killed in acts of police brutality. The College is taking stock of its history and reimagining its future as more inclusive and supportive of Black and other underrepresented students, faculty, and staff in its continued effort to dismantle institutional injustice.