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nDash Writer Profile for Alisha Tillery

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Strategic Communications/Marketing Professional, Freelance Writer

About Me

Who I Am: An award-winning public relations professional and freelance journalist specializing in strategic communications and features journalism. I've worked as senior account executive and director of a public relations/marketing and creative services firm. There, I provided strategic communications for nonprofits and public education and government entities. Additionally, I managed a team of account executives. My experience includes:  Led the media rollout of a national pilot parenting centers; Managed organization-wide educator appreciation events;  Managed national award-winning education-based online pressroom; Managed social media accounts for megachurches and nonprofits to garner atleast a 30 percent increase in engagement; Secured media placements in EBONY Magazine and ABC News for clients 

As a freelance writer for more than 10 years, I have interviewed Academy Award winner, Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad and music icon, Stevie Wonder in publications such as ESSENCE and Ebony Magazine, as well NewsOne. Additionally, my work has been published in Clutch Magazine, Mediabistro.com and UPTOWN Magazine. I primarily cover culture, entertainment and lifestyle.

Industries I Write About

Lifestyle

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Education

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Health & Wellness

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Business

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My Writing Samples

7 Ways Writers Can Use Social Media to Boost Their Personal Brand

Reported piece for paid membership (AvantGuild) for Mediabistro.com, a creative portal.

https://www.mediabistro.com/go-freelance/journalism-advice/7-ways-writers-can-use-social-media-to-boost-their-personal-brands/

Selfie Nation

Reported piece for Happy & Healthy section of print issue, September 2014.

https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/selfie-nation/

Help Wanted: What I Learned As an Only Child Taking Care of Aging Parents

Personal essay for AARP's weekly newsletter for African American women

https://www.sistersletter.com/article/help-wanted/

How School Districts Are Closing the Achievement Gap

Reported piece on successful strategies of urban public school systems

https://www.ebony.com/news/izone-schools-memphis-philadelphia/#axzz4XG32HwEW

Work-Life Balance Might Seem Like a Myth, Try This Instead

Reported piece with chrometics expert, Dr. Dawna Ballard about how to align your life through time

http://www.xonecole.com/instead-of-work-life-balance-try-this-instead/

Experience

Freelance Writer

Write both print and digital stories for various publications including EBONY Magazine, ESSENCE, Mediabistro.com, xoJane and NewsOne, mainly on culture, lifestyle, education and mental health

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 4/2007 until now

Content I Write