I believe in the power of storytelling to influence our world. It's been a passion of mine ever since I was a small child, forming connections among people I barely knew simply over the power of a good story. These days, I get a thrill from creating digital strategies, producing PR campaigns and writing for national publications.
I'm the CEO and President of Coming of Faith, a leading news and media company for underrepresented minorities, and serve as a branding consultant for businesses and political personalities. I'm the business owner of LillaStjarna.com. You can find my writing on Salon.com, Dame Magazine, The Guardian, The Toast, and Mic, among others. My work has been mentioned in The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Mashable, Color Lines, Bustle, Feministing, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. I have also appeared on Al-Jazeera America, BBC World News, NPR, and Huffington Post Live.
Through my online activism and creative approach to journalism, I have made it my mission to elevate the voices of those who are often not heard. As the creator of many viral campaigns, like #BreaktheSilence and #EmpoweredMuslimWomen, I am eager to work with organizations that both advocate and innovate in the public interest. Offering an innovative approach to globally relevant issues, my specialities include millenial issues, digital strategy, gender advocacy and social media analysis.
Prior to my work today, I was a research specialist at Princeton University, studying socio-cognitive processing under the framework of community identity and belonging. During my time in college, I spent my time dissecting stereotype threat for women in the sciences, consumer behaviorism and minority stereotyping and judgement.
I have a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College. An avid jeweler, I live in Washington, D.C.