Portfolio

“She’s the reason the phrase ‘I don’t know how she does it’ was invented.”

– Sarah Jo Enloe, Westfield State University Class of 2016

I consider myself a “Swiss Army knife” of skills and interests, mainly running the gamut of editing, publicity, marketing, social media, writing, graphic and web design, photography, creative direction, brand development, production, and business management. To see a list of publications where I have been featured, please click here.

businesses, brands, nonprofits, organizations

I’ve worked with a variety of publications, businesses, nonprofits, brands, and organizations. Below is a sampling of the places I’ve worked with. For my full CV, please visit my LinkedIn profile, where you can find an up-to-date professional history, volunteer experience, publications list, awards and recognition, and volunteer causes.

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featured publications ✎

Selected essay published in A Shadow Map: An Anthology By Survivors of Sexual Assault (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2017), edited by Joanna C. Valente.

My childhood best friend broke my heart. Years later, she’s the perfect double-date,” The Washington Post.

Why the Publishing Industry Can’t Get Disability Right,” The Establishment.

Please offer me a seat,” The Boston Globe.

How I Use Fashion As a Form of Self-Care,” Allure.

My Dad Taught Me How to Shave My Legs,” Cosmopolitan.

What “Everything, Everything” Gets Wrong About Living As a Disabled Person,” Teen Vogue

Haircuts Are a Shorthand for Trauma on Television,” Racked.

No Other Options,” The Rumpus.

I Lost Both My Mom and My Best Friend Unexpectedly,” Seventeen.

8 myths and 5 truths about millennials,” The Boston Globe Magazine.

7 Ways To Support The Diverse Books Movement, According To Experts And Activists,” Bustle.

Learning To Love My Purple Sparkly Cane,” Ravishly.

Some dads intimidate their daughters’ dates. Mine was always accepting,” The Washington Post.

Alive, Disabled, and Essential: How Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows Series Made Me Feel Real,” Brooklyn Magazine.

How To Support Your Suicidal Parent,” The Establishment.

I had to come out twice — as queer and as disabled,” HelloGiggles.

Autism On Television Needs More Diverse Representation,” Teen Vogue.

New Lawsuit Tackles the Notorious Inaccessibility of the NYC Subway System,” Rooted in Rights.

4 Important Reasons Why Disability Visibility Matters,” Everyday Feminism.

I Don’t Want to See Photos of Your Kids on Facebook,” Cosmopolitan.

What it’s like to survive the loss of your mother,” HelloGiggles.

Why I Changed My Name After I Was Raped,” Marie Claire.

Why You Need to Start Including Disabled People In Your Health Care Activism,” The Establishment.

Haters Gonna Hate, But I’m Still Gonna Wear Striped Socks, Tiny Hats & Tutus,” Seventeen.

My girlfriend is my high school sweetheart — this is how we’ve made it work all these years,” HelloGiggles.

Why are these housing markets so hot? Homeowners and house hunters explain,” The Boston Globe Magazine

How to Pick a Perfume When You Can’t Smell,” Racked.

I was raised by a single mom. I always wanted to be one, too,” The Washington Post.

Public School Changed My Life, And That’s Why I’m Scared Of Betsy DeVos,” Bustle.

What It Means To Be Highly Empathetic, And Autistic,” The Establishment.

How ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Helped Me Deal With My Rape,” Teen Vogue.

I Discovered Gilmore Girls After My Mom Died, and it Helps Me Remember Her,” Bust.

After My Mom Died, Drinking Made Me Feel Closer to Her,” Ravishly.

I spoke to the woman behind the viral #DisabledAndCute hashtag about intersectionality,” HelloGiggles.

How This Fantasy YA Series Helped Me Better Understand What It Means To Be A Rape Survivor,” Bustle.

How Media Prevents Us From Truly Empathizing With Disabled Characters,” The Establishment.

This is What It’s Like to Come Out Online — In 7th Grade,” Luna Luna Magazine.

Why My 2017 Resolution Is To Read More Diverse Books,” Bustle.

My Mom’s Rape Destroyed Her, but She Inspired Me to Survive My Own,” Cosmopolitan.

What Jessica Jones Means for a Queer Rape Survivor,” AfterEllen.

I Already Look Young, and Getting Braces at 18 Made it Worse,” Seventeen.

public speaking

How An Idea Becomes a Book: Behind the Scenes of Publishing,” (Organizer, panelist, and moderator) Boston Public Library, June 2017

“How Do We Make Publishing More Inclusive?” Bookbuilders of Boston, sponsored by Beacon Press, October 2016

“Building a Brand,” Graduate Students for Publishing, October 2016

Notable Alumni Speaker, Westfield State University Spring Gathering, April 2016

“Social Justice Community Work in Writing Centers,” Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference 2014

“LGBTQIA+ Themes in Young Adult Literature,” Western MA High School Gay Straight Alliance 2013

SOCIAL MEDIA

Here are links to samples of my social media work for brands and publications. I’m happy to share more information upon request.

Rue La La (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Her Campus (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

We Need Diverse Books (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)

Redivider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

Luna Luna Magazine (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

Wyman’s of Maine (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

American Tourister (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Doll Hospital (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

Romper (1, 2, 3)

For more examples, you can also check out my personal Twitter and Instagram.

sponsored content

As part of the Her Campus team, I worked alongside several other people compiling a gift guide for Mother’s Day 2016, which was sponsored by Vera Bradley. Not all of the items included were Vera Bradley items, and it was at the discretion of the editorial staff which other items to include.

Her Campus Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Editing

Here are some samples of pieces I’ve edited and worked with writers on developing. You can click on any of the below to read the full piece. By request, I’m happy to provide samples that show my editorial feedback and process.

6 Antiquated Job Search Rules (& What to Do Instead)

11 Feminist Careers You Never Knew Existed

How to Speak Up at Work in Any Situation

8 Inappropriate Interview Questions Only Women Hear (& How to Respond)

What to Do If You Change Your Mind About Grad School

4 Reasons Why Having a Side Hustle Can Actually Advance Your Career

A Breakthrough for the Fashion Industry: Ashley Nell Tipton’s Plus-Size Line Wins Project Runway

6 Simple Ways to Save for Post-Grad Life Now

8 Hiring Deal Breakers That’ll Lose You the Job

Nabi Music Center: Making Music Education More Accessible

White Square Fine Books & Art: More Than a Good Read 

Westfield State University English Department Newsletter

photography

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graphic design

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PRODUCTION & WEB DESIGN

Here are examples of print and digital publications for which I have assisted with production or web design.

Joyce Hayden’s Professional Website

Doll Hospital Literary Journal: Website | Issue 2 (Preview) | Issue 3

English Department Fall 2014 Newsletter

brand copywriting ✎

Click on each to read.

BDSM Basics & How To Start the Conversation, Unbound Box

See Out 2015 in Tulle, Space46 Boutique

Heart to Heart, Space46 Boutique

A New Perspective In 2016, Space46 Boutique

Holiday 2015 Collection, Space46 Boutique

6 Ways to Finding Your Stolen Bike, Fortified Bicycle

8 Ways to Make Your Morning Commute Easier, Fortified Bicycle

8 Hacks to Keep Your Bike From Getting Stolen, Fortified Bicycle

The Science of Ghost Riding a Bicycle, Fortified Bicycle

10 Best Apps for Biking in Cities, Fortified Bicycle

13 People You Meet When You Love Urban Biking, Fortified Bicycle

10 Favorite Boston Bike Paths, Fortified Bicycle

DIY How To: Upcycled Wine Bottles, Whip City Candle

DIY How To: Monogrammed Letters, Whip City Candle

Introducing Our New Line: This is the Life, Whip City Candle

blog posts ✎

DO-IT-YOURSELF: CONFETTI BUSINESS CARDS, THANK-YOU’S & BOOKMARKS

HOW TO: DO-IT-YOURSELF MULTI GLITTER FLATS

press releases and call-to-action letters ✎

Nonprofit Call to Action Letter

Press Release 1

Press Release 2

I can also type 98 words per minute with 0 average mistakes, which according to my sources, is something to be proud of.

 Visit my contact page to get in touch with me.

 Keyyyyysmall

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