I am available to speak on panels and lead workshops for people of all ages on media, comics, history, and gender issues. Contact Bitch Media to have me lead a workshop or give a lecture on feminism and media at your school or  get in touch with me personally if you’re interested in my book, comics, or other work.


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University of California – San Diego

• Take Back the Night keynote speaker and workshop leader (April 2016)

University of Wisconsin – Madison 

• Lecture: “Speak Up, Make Change” (March 2016)

Grinnell College

• Lecture: Advice on Being a Journalist IRL (March 2016)
• Workshop: Working With Media as an Effective Activist (March 2016)

Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon 

• Panel member for the 2015 “Making and Consuming Better Media” conference

Yale University 

Online Feminist Journalism panelist (January 2014)   —  read coverage of this event

Metropolitan State University of Denver 

Women’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker (March 2014)

Linfield College

• Lecture: Five Bright Ideas in Feminist Media (March 2014)

Skidmore College

Speak Up, Make Change workshop leader and lecture on feminist media (January 2014)

Beloit College

• Talk on Five Bright Ideas in Feminist Media (November 2013)

Lewis and Clark College

• The Future of Feminism discussion leader (April 2013)



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National Geographic Channel – Original Sin documentary 

• Expert commentator discussing the history of American sex education (August 2016)

Portland City Club

New Leaders Collective Spotlight talk: Gender and Digital Identity (March 2016)


• Speaker on two panels in 2015 about feminist representation in pop culture

Oregon Public Broadcasting 

• Oregon News Roundtable recurring guest

• Think Out Loud featured guest on three shows: “Contrasting Coverage” ; “Oregon History Comics” and “Navigating Nonmonogamy.”


• Guest teacher in the independent radio station’s “Radio U” educational program

Elgin Literary Festival 

• Keynote talk on writing for print and online media (February 2015)


• Oregon correspondent for two features on gentrification in Portland and the state’s response to wildfires.

Live Wire Radio 

• I read an original essay called “Terrible Relationship Advice” on this nationally syndicated radio show. (November 2013)

Pacific University

State of Oregon Media panelist (February 2013)

Portland State University

Transmit Culture: Comics and Graphic Novel Publishing panelist (May 2013)

Working Writers Lecture Series reading (November 2012)

Center for Women, Politics and Policy

• Feminism in Pop Culture teen workshop (April 2013)

Oregon Humanities 

• Keynote talk and teen media literacy workshop at Idea Lab (July 2014)

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

• Reproductive Rights and Wrongs clip show and discussion (April 2013)

• “Stories from the Dark Side of Dating” storyteller (February 2012)

Independent Publishing Resource Center

The Future of Indie Lit and Comics Publishing panelist (May 2013)

• Amazine-Day  presenter (May 2013) • Regular teacher of Zines 101 and self-publishing classes (2009-2012)

Powell’s Books

Sex from Scratch Reading and Release Party (August 2014)

• Oregon History Comics Reading and Release Party (March 2012)

VICE Magazine

• Interview in “Young Americans” documentary, directed by Lance Bangs (2012 and 2013)

Stumptown Comics Fest

• Presenter on “The Future of History” (April 2012)

• Workshop on “Creating Nonfiction Comics” (April 2013)

Washington County Historical Society

• Lecture on Oregon History Comics (July 2012)

Back Fence PDX

• Russian Roulette show storyteller (January 2013)

“Lucky Bastards” show storyteller (March 2010)

“Booty Call” Reading Series

• Co-host and reader at Portland literary event organized by Kevin Sampsell (October 2012)

Girls, Inc. • Media literacy two-week-long workshop leader, Atkinson Elementary School (February 2012)

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