I am a change-making feminist media-artist and educator.
My work focuses on the power of the arts and digital media in community transformation, especially where young adult cancer, girlhood and literacy are concerned. I produce digital stories, write on youth-centric social transformation, and am knowledgable about arts-based social change.
In the recent past, I've served as a researcher on a Google-funded youth coding project, been a postdoctoral scholar at Brock University, and designed curriculum and research for girls' leadership programming at Stanford.
My writing has appeared in Feminist Media Studies and Discourse, as well as on the Digital Media and Learning blog and in Ethnography Matters. I also write here on my own blog! Occasionally I've written for Ripple and Tot Scoop.
For over a decade I have collaborated with diverse communities on digital storytelling projects. I have special interests in making media and exploring digital networks with teenagers, young adults who have faced and/or are facing cancer, and multilingual, multicultural families.
Over the years, I've worked with development professionals on media programming for Nicaraguan youth; mentored teachers interested in teaching with digital media; and produced digital stories about life-threatening health challenges with young adult and queer cancer patients. I love the arts, I love community build, I love media, I love research, and I love working with diverse communities of people.
writing. feminism. creative.