Already Pretty LLC
Already Pretty is a daily blog about the intersection of style and body image. Most of what I write here explores how style impacts body image, and how dressing well expresses self-respect and self-understanding. My primary mission is to show that body knowledge gained through explorations of personal style can foster self-lo...
“You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Attributed to Siddhartha
Fashion, style, body image, feminism, women's leadership, writing, publishing, speaking, teaching
Very close to what I'm doing now, but I'd love to get more speaking gigs and personal style consult clients.
The Huffington Post
July 2012 — Present
Write style, body image, fashion, and advice features
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 2011 — Present
Pitch ideas, coordinate photo shoots, and write fashion, style, and advice stories for this daily newspaper's Variety section
Owner, writer, operator
September 2007 — Present
Already Pretty is a daily blog that provides tips and advice for regular girls on regular budgets who want to look and feel fabulous every single day. Lots of helpful photos illustrate features on making your wardrobe work for you. Already Pretty also touches on accepting your own beauty, highlighting your best features, and other ways to feel more comfortable in your own bod.
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Web Marketing Specialist
Responsible for creation and execution of online marketing strategy. Created proposal for, launched, and managed content, design, and coding for three monthly e-newsletters sent to more than 100,000 recipients. Provided creative direction for and facilitated launch of an entirely new website to support an imprint of the larger company. Led committee to launch a third website. Job duties included online marketing strategy, graphic design, editing, writing, project management, facilitation of meetings, light HTML coding.
University of Minnesota Foundation
October 2006 — September 2011
Responsible for managing a large electronic database of images, cataloging new images, and hiring out photography for in-house publications. Managed content for company Intranet and helped with miscellaneous web-based work. Coordinated large-scale mailings to organization donors. Job duties included helping all departments with photography-related requests, gathering photos and information for printed and on-line materials, fulfilling requests for communication materials and providing communications department coordination.
Minnesota Public Radio
Marketing Traffic Manager
May 2005 — July 2006
Facilitated creation and approval of marketing materials, both print and online. Created and enforced schedules for three designers and two writers. Maintained and revised systems for assessing staff workload, scheduling and monitoring projects, and communicating workload to the company at large. Job duties included project management, creation of production schedules, vendor relations, meeting facilitation, print buying, and managing a small staff of freelancers. Responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of the Traffic and Production Assistant.
BA, Creative Writing
State University of New York at Binghamton
BA, Creative Writing