Work

 

Published Writing:

Upcoming
Talks:

The New York Times, Grief Without Religion, Sunday Review, June 2019
The New York Times, Having a Child After Losing a Child, Parenting, May 2019
The Globe and Mail, I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. When I left the faith, my family and community shunned me
Gothamist, Finally 'Meeting' Michelle Obama At Barclays Center, December 2018
USA Today, Opinions, April 2016
The New York Times, Motherlode Blog, November 2016
The Believer Magazine, February 2013


TEDx Palo Alto, “What Cults Tell Us About Ourselves”, September 21, 2019
Freedom From Religion National Convention, Madison, WI, October 19, 2019
Thrive Beyond Mormonism Conference, Salt Lake City, November 17, 2019
International Association of Privacy Professionals, “Claiming Agency Over Your Identity Against Societal and Cultural Forces,” Washington DC, April 7, 2020


Editorial Consulting:

Scholastic, Managing editor for 3-year editorial project with annual budget of $1 million.
WeWork, Content marketing.
WeGrow, Writing and editorial consulting for WeGrow School.
ChinesePod, Developed Dear Amber--The Insider's Guide to Everything China, a podcast that was named one of the Top 10 Podcasts of 2008 by iTunes.


Advocacy:

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After the loss of my son Karl on his first day at daycare, I became an advocate for universal paid parental leave. Articles I wrote went viral on the New York Times, USA Today, and other platforms. I have appeared on the Today show, CNN, The Kelly File, HuffPo Live, and numerous other outlets and documentaries. I am currently working with UN Women on a campaign with Anne Hathaway to bring paid leave to the US.

HuffPo Live Video about bi-partisan parental leave campaign.

Today Show appearance.