Feminist, librarian, writer, researcher, social critic, musician, web developer, available for consulting work and guest blogging.
Currently serving as a Project Manager and Business Analyst for a software company in Amherst, NY (remote) and looking for a position in a library (Academic or Public) to make an impact on the world through social justice, open access, feminism, and the fight for equal rights.
Writing samples below.
Topics of interest include:
Hippie Life | Indie/Alternative Music | Feminism & Women’s Issues | Green Living | Gay/Civil/Human Rights | Nostalgia | Volunteerism | Bead Crafts | Music Performance & Education | Independent Film | Sociology | Social Critique | Pop Culture | Coffee| Buffalo NY
Examples of work:
We are all individuals, moving through space and time in different ways and at different speeds of living. We do not all see life from the same perspective and, therefore, should not feel beholden to any book or opinion of a man on a pulpit. We each create and recreate our lives based on what we encounter from day to day. Belief evolves over time, just as everything else evolves. Change is constant and we need to move with it. Having the ability to shift gears and understand your reality without relying on the dogma that has been inflicted upon you over time is important. Without this ability new situations can be daunting and, at times, even overwhelming.Good vs. Evil aka Binaries and Why They Are Not Useful
There are young women that feel like feminism is no longer necessary. We can vote and work and now we can fight in wars, so why do we need to keep fighting for equality? Well, it is simple really, complacency. If we put down the struggle and just live our lives, we will find ourselves back in the past quicker than we can blink. Once we settle we sign our inequality warrant. If we do not continue to look at sexism in popular culture, and critique it in order to end it, it will get more out of control than it already is.Why I Am a Feminist
writer, editor, mentor, moderator and admin for blogging/linking site from 2002-2008.
Hippiegrrl Explains It All – dealing with issues of social, political, environmental and gender significance while still entertaining the notion of fun. Most of the columns focus on my personal experiences, pop culture, and life in Buffalo, NY.
My first year of college wasn’t the finest time of my life. I commuted 60 minutes round trip per day and being a freshman wasn’t easy if you didn’t live on campus. Add to this, I was a music geek. Being a “geek” of any sort doesn’t lend itself well to the “make friends and influence people” attitude that is fed to kids in their senior year of high school.A Movie Changed My Life
On both sides of the abortion issue there are valid points to be made, I just really feel that in the end it all comes down to the fact that this is my body and nobody can make decisions for me about what I want to do with it. In the end, whether abortion is legal or not, women will continue to make the choice. The difference is that when abortion is not legal the choice becomes much more dark and dangerous.Roe vs. Wade Turns 30
Start them out young. Reaching a child with the ideas of recycling, planting, and keeping the earth clean can do a world of good for our future. Kids have to live on this earth longer than us, so they have an even more vested interest into what happens environmentally.Earth Day Should Be Every Day
Come As You Are – Punk, New Wave, Industrial, Grunge, and beyond. Broaden your musical horizons with the new and the used.
Independent Film & Television – indie films, local tv, vintage shows
Communities: Teenage Riot, Activism 101, Modern Bohemia, Punk Rock Show
Channels: Nostalgia, Music, Indie, Alternative/indie/lo-fi, Folk, Industrial, Activism, Social Issues, Volunteerism, Human Rights, Alienated Dark, Earthy Crunchy, Hippie, Crafts – beading
restaurant and event reviews for hyperlocal Buffalo website.
Another great deli on Hertel – review of Marco’s Italian Deli
Broadway Market Awarded 501(c)(3) Status – Easter at the market
Web Design/Development Experience:
hippiegrrl.com – design, development, maintenance, writing, editing since 2002.
Gen X Reactions – design, development, maintenance, writing, editing since 2016.
Robots Don’t Dance – design, development, maintenance, writing, editing since 2018.
Rise Up Buffalo – design, development, maintenance, writing, editing from 2004-2016.