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Amanda Civitello

Amanda Civitello

Marketing and Communications Manager

Waukegan Public Library

Greater Chicago Area

I am a marketing professional specializing in social media management and digital marketing. As an independent consultant, my clients have included small businesses as well as nonprofit organizations, and I have significant experience working virtually. I am skilled at generating meaningful social interactions for my clients,...

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Waukegan Public Library

Marketing and Communications Manager

Creating Iris

Executive Director

Founded in 2013, Creating Iris is a not-for-profit organization advocating for the increased representation of LGBTQ+ themes in YA literature. We believe that LGBTQ+ young adults need to see their unique triumphs and challenges reflected in the media they consume. To that end, we publish Iris: New Writing For LGBTQ+ Young Adults, a quarterly free, downloadable magazine featuring high-quality fiction and poetry written expressly for our young adult audience. We also publish recurring column and feature essays on our website, www.creatingiris.org.

As co-founder and executive director, I'm excited to seek out new partnership opportunities to bring Iris to the teens who need it most. Please reach out if you represent an organization whose work would be enriched or assisted by the use of Iris as a teaching/counseling tool. We are committed to using literature to affirm and encourage our lesbian, gay, bisexual and gender-expansive youth, and we'd love to be a partner in your work, too.