Accessibility: Why PR Pros Should Care

In the world of public relations, there’s never enough content real estate. Think about it for a second. Social media has limited word count, many digital ads have word restrictions, and print publications almost never have enough real estate to include all the details clients desire to see featured. But with the arrival of March I’ve been wondering, should client desires come second to user experience? Continue reading

Adaptability vs. Structure: Channeling the Yin and Yang

[This post was shared both on my blog and LinkedIn page to garner more feedback from public relations professionals. Thoughts appreciated in the ‘comments’ section below.]

A Chinese philosophy, yin yang is used to describe seemingly opposite or contrary forces that when deeply explored may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent of the natural world. They also may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. At their most basic essence, yin and yang serve to illustrate the importance of a natural balance between variables. Continue reading



In the last two weeks, I’ve received two invitations to speak to groups of students. The first, to speak to a few classes of high school students at my alma mater about professional and career development. The second, to speak with a newly formed sixth grade girls’ empowerment club, who invited me to speak about being an influential woman in my community. These aren’t the first speaking opportunities to present themselves to me, but perhaps coming back-to-back they had me a little uneasy. I kept wondering what could I possibly talk to them about? What words could I find to inspire these students on their career paths? What have I done that’s made me an influential woman? What could I offer them, when I’m still figuring this whole life thing out myself? Continue reading

Lacing up shoes that aren’t yours…

How many times in your life has someone suggested that you put yourself in someone else’s shoes? It’s a great suggestion, but how easy is that to do? First of all, I wear fancy shoes. So, I can’t imagine a man actually envisioning himself in my favorite Diba booties. Okay, that was a bad attempt at humor. But it’s difficult to put yourself in someone else’s life. Perspective isn’t easy to come by. We each go through a series of trials and tribulations, making it hard to gain understanding of those around us – and I would argue almost impossible to empathize with those around us. And by those in the above line, I mean friends and family members, people we’ve known for long periods of time. But what happens when you’re asked to understand someone who’s completely different then you are? Different skin color. Different religion. Different education level. What happens when you step into shoes that aren’t yours? Continue reading


4th inning.

If you’ve followed this blog since inception you already know a few things about me. I love flamingos, I’m a proud mom, I’m a workaholic – all undeniably true. But today I’d like to shed some light on my professional journey thus far.  So, let’s briefly rewind… Continue reading