Me in under 500 words, because studies show that you lose interest after that
What I do
I’m a writer, broadcaster, editor, media consultant and storyteller.
Who made me
I come from decent genes: My Swedish mother is a retired model. My Israeli father is a retired, award-winning editor and filmmaker. (Though in journalism school, they warned us not to describe things as “award-winning” as there are many different degrees of prestige when it comes to awards.)
Where I’m from
I’m currently based in my hometown of Toronto, but my roots are in Vancouver.
Really, I’m credible
I started my career as a reporter in newsrooms – both in print and radio. This experience was invaluable, and taught me the importance of ethics, credibility and how to spell people’s names correctly.
How I see the world
An editor from the Globe and Mail once told me I have a “quirkier turn of mind”, which I took as a nice way of saying “You’re cuckoo-loco”. I suppose she was accurate.
The people who pay me
Although my first-person writing is provocative and offbeat to some, I’ve managed to establish credible and respected clients who accept me as a professional, despite my bold voice. They include The Canadian Press, National Post, Metro (where I was a columnist), CBC Radio 3, Vice, Mediaplanet, Ecotrust Canada, Tourism Vancouver, enRoute, Dazed and Confused and Toronto Star, amongst others. I was also a nationally syndicated sex and relationship columnist with Sun News Media.
I’ve interviewed two Canadian Prime Ministers, David Beckham and Kid Rock at a fancy golf tournament. Here’s a photo.
Also, being mentioned on Jezebel was pretty thrilling. Here’s a screen grab.
I’m a Good Story
For over two years, I wrote a weekly blog called I’m a Good Story. It’s currently going through a (hell of a long) re-brand/re-imagination.
My first book, I’m a Good Story, is slated to be (self) published in January 2015.