KatieSpeak is the portal to my writing and media clips, nonprofit and activism work, social media campaigning and personal musings. If you’re here, you probably heard or read me somewhere or follow me on Twitter, which means you know some basics already. Here’s a bit more and a link to the specifics!
My background is in straight journalism (from the inflexible days of print media), so I initially resisted incorporating opinion into my prose. When my personal story ran smack into the alarmingly less fringy wing of the conservative movement in 2012, however, I discovered that who I am is my strength rather than a distraction. While I routinely take on a range of topics, I’m drawn to reproductive healthcare access as the battle I’m most suited to passionately fight.
I now contribute regularly to a number of radio programs, podcasts and TV/internet video broadcasts. I’m also an award-winning social media director, fundraiser and community-builder as well as the Activism Director/Segment Writer at The Best of the Left Podcast. And, in all my spare time, I’m a dedicated activist who helps establish clinic defense escort programs, providing logistical and moral support to reproductive access groups.