I've been invited to speak on lessons I've learned in journalism, especially related to launching The Evergrey, and moderate discussions on topics like motherhood, the lack of diversity in education and bridging political divides.
But my favorite thing to do when it comes to speaking publicly is ask questions and facilitate a conversation– especially when I can make it an interactive discussion with the audience.
Below are some examples of speaking I've done over the last few years.
Like a Mother Q&A with Angela Garbes (June 2018): I interviewed Seattle author Angela Garbes about her book Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. (I highly recommend this read!)
#EducationSoWhite 2018 (March 2018): I moderated a discussion between education leaders about the racial gap between students and teachers in Washington state and potential solutions for solving it.
Moving Mountains: Healing the Ideological Divide (April 2017): I moderated a conversation with my cofounder and other Seattleites about projects we were taking on to encourage conversation between folks with political differences.
Civic Cocktail (November 2016): My cofounder and I shared why we started The Evergrey.
Social Journalism and Engaging News Audiences (September 2014): I had just started my community engagement work at Chalkbeat when I was asked by CUNY, my alma mater, to be on this *incredible* panel of folks. (This was my first taste of imposter syndrome).
National Education Writers Association conference (June 2014): I talked about audience engagement for education reporting.
National Online News Association conferences (2014, 2015, 2016): During these conferences I talked about measuring the impact of journalism and being an MJ Bear fellow, how to manage and work with remote teams, and creating ambitious projects with limited resources.