Introducing myself and my journal: Changing The World Through Words
I am an author of three nonfiction books, multimedia journalist, assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University and a seminar instructor and mentor/editor for The OpEd Project. I have been writing for newspapers, magazines and digital outlets for more than 30 years. I am a single parent of three sons, ages 23, 21 and 18, raising them alone since they were 6,4 and 1. I do public speaking around the U.S. on issues of women and the media as well as violence against women. My first book was a memoir about my experience married to a man who was violent. My second book, "Writing To Save Your Life," is the basis of writing workshops I have been giving around the US for 12 years. My third book was about the changes in journalism in this century. I recently finished another book about having cancer, raising my sons alone and the sport they all have done in high school-- wrestling. You can see my work at www.micheleweldon.com. Oh, yes, for the past year, I have been roller skating in amateur roller derby. It is so much fun!
gender equality, writing, cooking, reading
Working, raising three sons and fulfilling my professional goals
My Vision for the Future:
Global gender equity
My Areas of Expertise:
writing, media, advocacy regarding domestic violence