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Professional & Creative Writing

Splinter News

Opinion Editorial

  • Piece on experience and identity as a young black femme Burner published online through Splinter magazine
    Medium Blog

    Short Story Writing

    • Short stories in a range of genres, from fantasy to contemporary realism
    Soundcloud Podcast

    'Black Girl Magic Files'

    • Storytelling Podcast of live performances of true experiences and personal parables
      20142016
      MYTRND

      Fashion Blogger

        • Selected to write brief articles on fashion look books to educate readers on global apparel trends
          20112013
          Examiner.com - NY Metro Area

          Fashion Blogger

          • Created engaging articles bi-weekly concerning budget fashion and style including styling tips and tricks, DIY projects, trend deconstruction, and interviews with boutique owners
            20112012
            Jobs to Build On

            Retail Career Specialist

            • Editing and polishing resumes for retail job seekers in the New York market
            • Crafting workshops to prepare applicants with skills in interviewing and resume-writing

            Residencies/Workshops

            Writing our Lives – Experimenting with Essay Forms – 7/2018

            Fortify Writer’s Retreat – 5/2018

            Yefe Nof - Writing Residency – 12/2017

            VONA/Voices - Travel Writing Workshop – 7/2017

            Education

            20092011
            University of Delaware

            Masters in Fashion and Apparel Studies

            Relevant Coursework: Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Retail Management, Fashion Forecasting, Market Research, Financial Accounting
            Thesis: Utility of Social Media to Apparel Development

            20032007
            Ohio State University

            Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising 

            Minor: Professional Writing

            Teaching Experience

            Girls, Inc. Intro to Storytelling Workshop                 6/2017, 8/2018                           Oakland, CA

            • Taught an interactive 2.5 hour workshop on introduction to storytelling craft to high school girls
            • Concluded class with mini performances by the attendees and writing takeaways to inspire future storytelling and writing

            OUSD African American Literature Read-In              2/2017                                      Oakland, CA

            • Invited to read and discuss writing with high school students at Dewey Academy in Oakland

            Girls, Inc. Girls CAN!                                                11/2015 – 5/2016                       Oakland, CA

            • Weekly assisting and co-teaching duties for this college preparedness program for after school juniors and seniors
            • Special service as a one on one writing coach for college scholarships and applications