WERK IT: How to be a Grown Ass Podcaster

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WNYC held it’s very first women’s podcast festival called “Werk It: How to be a Grown Ass Podcaster” on June 4-5, 2015. I spoke on a panel on how independent podcasters got their start. You can watch the full conversation in the video below:

 

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Media & Technology: The Future of Emergent, Established & Social Media [Panel Discussion]

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On Monday, April 287th I was on an Out in Tech panel. Out in Tech is a community of LGBT tech industry professionals in New York City. Also on the panel: Caitlin Thompson (WNYC), Elisa Kreisinger (Upworthy), Kate Lee (Medium) and Jamilah King (TakePart).

Here’s a great, comprehensive recap of the event by Will Pally. Some highlights below:

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Interview with Persephone Magazine

I was interviewed by Persephone Magazine.

“Persephone Magazine is a daily blog focused on topics of interest for modern, intelligent, clever women. We strive to give a voice to more women from a variety of backgrounds and with diverse interests. We feature articles not only from our talented staff of writers but from our incredible readership, as well; readers who give voice to their opinions and viewpoints out of a desire to educate, entertain, or engage with our community. We encourage thoughtful discussion and respectful debate. We are an environment that welcomes all perspectives that come from a place of respect and consideration for fellow community members.”

Read the interview

Creative funding: finding, choosing, billing, and getting paid.

 
On Thursday, July 18th 2013, I was a guest on Heritage Radio’s After the Jump program which is hosted by Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney. On the show we talked about being paid what you’re worth, ways to fund creative projects, the role gender plays when it comes to doing work for free and overall the struggle of making a living as a content producer. I really enjoy talking about these topics with Grace because she has been running Design*Sponge for about 10 years and has seen the blogging industry go through various phases.

You can listen to the interview on iTunes or stream it on Heritage Radio. Please feel free to chime in on the conversation by leaving a comment over at Design*Sponge.

Also, I was super stoked that 99u (one of my favorite blogs) tweeted about the interview!

Feminist Playing Cards included in “Let’s Start a Pussy Riot” Book / NYC Book Launch

My Feminist Playing Card project is featured in a new book that just came out recently titled “Let’s Start a Pussy Riot” (Rough Trade Books). The book was created in collaboration with Pussy Riot and links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes that these courageous women fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment.

The initial book launch took place at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival this year in London. The NYC launch will take place on Sunday, July 14th 2013 from 7-9pm at Bluestockings (172 Allen St, NYC). I was asked to be on a panel discussion about art as activism at the event with editor Jade French, Kembra Pfhaler, and Anne Sherwood Pundyk. There will also be a performance from Jeffrey Lewis and a poetry reading by Vivien Goldman.

RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook.

The book is SUPER thick. You can get an idea by the photo above which includes an iPhone next to it so you can see how much thicker the book is.

The page that the Feminist Playing Cards are featured on folds out into a spread.

Featured in Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love”

I’m quite honored to be featured in Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” feature in their latest Pride Issue. I’m listed alongside some pretty badass babes like Scream Club, Hannah Hart, Liz Feldman, and a whole bunch of other amazing women! You can read the blurb about me here or pick up a copy near you!

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Also, shout out to my good buddy Channing Duke who took the photo of me that’s featured in the article. Channing also started Pink Sheep Film Festival with me and continues to do a kickass job organizing it. The Pink Sheep Film Festival held its 3rd annual Pride event last Friday and I’m so proud of all the hard work Channing has done to pull it all together!

My concert photos featured on Consequence of Sound


Most recently, photos that I took were featured on Consequence of Sound’s review of Downtown Festival NYC. I got to shoot Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy, Purity Ring, Kilo Kish, among others. Below is a video I shot of Kendrick Lamar performing “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe”.

 
I also had some other photos featured on Consequence of Sound over the past few months:

Caitlin Rose & Andrew Combs @ Mercury Lounge and PYYRAMIDs @ Mercury Lounge

What I shoot with:
I’ve been using a Canon 7D with the kit lens for these photos but have a 50mm 1.4 lens on my wishlist that I’m (slowly) saving up to purchase. I did a bunch of research on lenses and the 50mm has a wider aperture  which will help me capture a sharper image since I shoot a lot of fast-moving, low-lit shows.  I’m excited to get my hands on one to see the difference! In the meantime, I’ve been getting myself really familiar with changing my settings super fast! If you support what I do and have the cash to invest in developing my photography skills, I would really appreciate it! It will also serve as a means for me to pursue more paid photography work 😉