I love telling stories. At 5 years-old, I started gathering information (family stories penciled onto stapled Post-It notes), and haven't stopped since. My goal is to change the world by giving people a platform to share their truths, and to facilitate global connections and understanding through the power of media.
New York City is a great place to call home. Here, you have the freedom to be yourself, meet great people from all over the world who are headed in your same direction, and stay up all night plotting (and re-plotting) your course.
I dream of creating media outlets that supply honest, inclusive, and uplifting images and information instead of a daily dose of bad news and brainwash. I would love to see children, particularly from minority communities, have the freedom to declare who they want to be as adults and see their dreams come true without being held back by inadequate schooling, broken communities, low self-esteem, sexism, institutional racism and a hungry criminal justice system.
I've served on editorial teams at Essence, Travel & Leisure, and Entertainment Weekly magazines. I wrote about green living at BlueEgg.com, promoted "left of center" hip hop at Okayplayer.com, and rocked out to indie artists at eMusic.com.