Why are you a strategist for good?
“I believe that storytelling is a human craft that belongs to everyone. Stories inform who we are and how we view the world around us. I do this work because I want all human beings to have the power and tools to tell their story on their terms and in a way that shapes the world they want to live in.”
What good have you done that you’re proudest of?
“In 2010, I started a second career in journalism and social change communications. Since then I’ve had the honor of supporting several U.S. and international groups to integrate communications thinking into their vision for change. There have been many moments where I felt pride in the work I supported such as extensive rebranding processes that have led to powerful visual presence for organizations that had not given much thought to visual communication. Or when I conducted a messaging training for a group of urban planners and hearing later that one of those participants paid it forward by organizing a mini training session for his colleagues who were not in attendance.”
What’s your superpower?
“I am a champion. Arguably, this is the ultimate superpower…for a communications/story strategist, that is. I love building people up and it’s genuine. And in no way is it altruistic (side note: I think altruism is a misnomer); I get a real sense of fulfillment from championing other people’s visions and dreams.”
Black Organizing for Racial Justice project, New Venture Fund
Real Estate Development Index
United Nations Population Fund
New Narratives: Africans Reporting Africa