Portfolio items filed in Category: Writing

Image of beginning of blog post about annual event. Click through to view PDF.

Event FAQ Blog Post

Blog Post: Fundraising Event FAQs Part of my role managing development & communications for the Connecticut Fair Housing Center (2015-2019) was planning and promoting the

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Sheila M., an older African-American woman, smiling and wearing glasses, standing in a kitchen.

Client Stories

I have often been responsible for interviewing clients and writing up their stories to illustrate the impact of various programs and policies on real people.

To respect the client and avoid stereotyping, I use the clients’ own words as much as possible and try to paint a picture of the full, complex person, not just the challenge they were facing. There is often a fine line between illustrating a program’s positive impact and painting an organization as a savior – thus disempowering the client. I encourage giving clients as much information and control over how their stories will be shared as possible.

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Image showing front side of Know Your Rights Brochure I created for the CT Fair Housing Center. Please click link to view PDF.

Know Your Rights Rack Card

A core part of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s mission is to educate potential renters and homebuyers about housing discrimination and their fair housing rights. For years, they had printed and distributed a detailed trifold brochure on fair housing rights which was primarily text and expensive to print. Using Canva, I redesigned that brochure into a more attractive, two-sided “rack card” (to still fit inside brochure holders but be less expensive to print) and edited down the text to just what was necessary.

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