I work in communications, written and verbal, centered around health sciences and storytelling for mental health and medical psychiatric experiences.
My primary strength is front-facing storytelling in various forms, primarily through creative expression of lived experiences of serious mental illness (SMI) recovery and medical impacts. I regularly apply this specific skill set in writing, both published and forthcoming, public speaking about mental health recovery, and (my personal favorite) standup comedy writing and performing that centers in themes of health science and medicalized identity.
My work in media, writing, and public relations has helped me understand the other side of storytelling, as well as the background work that is needed to create effective understanding between individuals and audiences on a publishable or marketable scale. This is a skill I am still developing further.
I have also worked in customer service, retail, and hosted open mics. I am comfortable with social leadership roles in relation to storytelling or organizational needs overall.