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October 18, 2018

As a journalist and copywriter, I've drafted a lot of text. A LOT.

I've written about cleaning products, pets, higher education, dating apps, business systems, fashion, ride-sharing programs, soybeans, fan art, gender bias and more.

I've developed narratives around why c...

October 6, 2018

Cover story, Riverfront Times, May 10, 2017

Photos by Kelly Glueck

It feels appropriate that I'm posting this particular story tonight. Just hours ago, Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia confirmed that they would dismiss millions of s...

August 20, 2018

After spending 2002-2007 leading Saint Louis University's internal communications efforts, leadership offered me the opportunity to move into marketing the school to prospective students. The university president had big goals for enrollment in the coming years, and th...

August 18, 2018

Learning to see after you've been operating blindly for so long can be daunting. It is for me. And it is for many businesses, including media outlets. But we have to start thinking about the big picture if we want to build a truly more inclusive world.

In media, seeing...

August 18, 2018

Digital feature, Riverfront Times, May 14, 2015

I've been writing for the Riverfront Times for many years now, and I'm blessed and grateful that they let me cover pretty much whatever I want at this point. They trust me to use my news judgement to look into stories that...

August 9, 2018

Brand content, Alive Magazine, November 9, 2016

Photo via Unsplash

Based in St. Louis, Alive Magazine focuses on makers and artisans in almost 10 cities in the Midwest. The magazine, which publishes full-sized traditional magazines as well as smaller wedding- and city-sp...

August 9, 2018

On August 7, 2018, those of us in St. Louis, Missouri voted on a number of important issues and primary candidates.  I'd posted the following to LinkedIn that evening:

I voted today. 

I always become a little jazzed, a little proud and a little sad each time I walk into...

July 9, 2018

Digital story, Riverfront Times, August 20, 2014

By Allison Babka

Photo by Bryan Sutter

Billy Bragg stood at the microphone toward the end of his set at the Royale, thoughtfully looking up into the night sky as he tried to put words to what's happening in Ferguson.

"The tr...

July 9, 2018

  

The American Heart Association fights for citizens' better health through a variety of methods: nutrition tips, government policy, doctor recommendations and more. In 2017, the St. Louis chapter of the AHA particularly was focused on the low nutritional value an...

July 3, 2018

I'd posted the following to LinkedIn on June 25, 2018, the day after St. Louis held its annual (and nationally noted) Pride celebrations.

St. Louis' Pride celebrations this past weekend were moving, humbling and fun, as always. So many people participated and organized....

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