I'm a communications strategist. I've organized, led, collaborated, co-curated, facilitated over 60 events in the last seven years. From state institutions, non-profit organizations to community projects, I've crafted the communications components for successful public programs and events. Here are a few images to reflect the breadth my work.
In 2018, I co-authored Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago's South Side with Mariame Kaba. This guidebook features 48 Black women who contributed to the development of Chicago from the mid-19th century to today. It tells a story of Black women activists, educators and artists who lived and worked on Chicago’s South Side by taking readers on a tour of relevant landmarks and locations. Visit: LiftingAsTheyClimbed.com
The book has been featured in Chicago Tribune, Rolling Out Magazine, Blavity, Southside Weekly, and many others!
Web & Graphic Design
I LOVE using text, color, imagery, and digital texture to create a visual experience. For these projects, I've worked carefully with clients and led teams of developers to ensure that each aspect of the design represents a unique vision.
National Communications Coordinator
Essence has coordinated the national multi-media campaigns. She blends her expertise in creative design and digital branding with a vast knowledge of strategic publicity and targeted outreach.
Marketing & Branding
Each organization and national endeavor must have a unique identity that communicates the mission. Check out some of the organizations, campaigns, and city-wide endeavors:
Writer & Editor
What we communicate is just as important as how we communicate. My background in journalism has given me the foundational skills to ensure strong written content for each project.