writing & speaking
I was invited to attend President Obama's SXSL event at The White House and wrote an essay about the experience of being there as an Iranian immigrant on the eve of a historic election. The essay made its way to President Obama who publicly responded! I'm still glowing.
Bitten site content and newsletters which go out to thousands of subscribers
Dig Inn brand strategy and mission copy
Sound Tea strategy and website copy
Wacoal product line naming
Sofreh cocktails naming
Essays and stories...
Eating to America, a personal essay published by Longreads
A Lifetime of Food, short story published in Guernica Magazine
I've written for The Fader, Flavorpill, The Bellingham Herald, The Seattle Times and other publications.
I speak to brands about innovation, marketing and trends. In addition, at Bitten, I regularly speak to audiences of 125-350 people. And, I’ve moderated several culture panels at events including a screening at Film Forum.
Once, I said something embarrassing in a Mailchimp ad which aired at the top of Crimetown!
I LOVE speaking at conferences (keynotes & panels):
On the future of food, PSFK 2018 conference roundtable
How Brands Can Navigate the Shifting Landscape of Identity, curator + moderator, LMHQ
Future of Food Design panel, LMHQ + Local Projects
Food as a Pillar of Pop Culture keynote, Northside Innovation Festival
Communication workshop, Food Book Fair 2017
On Millennials keynote, Applied Brilliance Conference