For me, the personal became political very young. I was raised by a never-married-by-choice single-mother, at a time when such circumstances were not the norm and even considered radical. Each day I saw her wear every hat imaginable…Mom was breaking convention right before my eyes.
With this system-bucking woven into my DNA, my career path in social change became inevitable. A master’s degree in public policy, an internship at the United Nations, years spent analyzing and communicating policy for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, and then a career-turn into the corporate executive arena all led me to a deep appreciation of the power of human story and visual storytelling.
Today I speak, write, and make films that push boundaries, raise awareness and inspire change. Through my company, For Impact Productions, I see extraordinary examples of how film and art move audiences from apathy to empathy to social action. In this time of extraordinary shifts, I hope to continue leveraging the moving image and the media and entertainment industry to push past societal and systemic challenges that stifle and inspire real, enduring change for ALL… just as my mother inspired me.