Carmen has been building successful and innovative feminist media strategies and campaigns for over a decade—and she can build one to fit your needs.
Specialties & Services
Editorial & Content
Carmen can help you ramp up your queue by working to expand content libraries, build and write website content and develop editorial strategies and content style guides for your platform or organization.
One-Time Fee: Style Guides, Editorial Strategy Documents
Hourly: Writing & Ghostwriting, Editorial Consulting, Day-to-Day Platform Publishing
Carmen has spent her career working in feminist movement spaces and with the women who lead them. She can help you tap in to the feminist zeitgeist, build relationships in activist communities and media circles and refine your brand approach to align with feminist values.
One-Time Fee: Brand Strategy Documents and Voice Guides, PR / Media Plans
Hourly: Advising Sessions, PR Outreach, On-Site or Ongoing Media Support
Whether you’re looking to launch a new digital project or refine your current approach, Carmen can advise, audit and design strategies and systems to help you achieve your goals.
One-Time Fee: Audits & Strategy Documents
Hourly: Strategy Management, Website Maintenance, Project Execution
Communities are powerful assets in this current media landscape. Whether you’re hoping to launch an event series, raise money for your cause or mobilize people to action, Carmen can help you harness the power of your supporters, readers and customers.
One-Time Fee: Community Strategy Documents, Event Execution, Campaign Execution
Hourly: Event Staffing, Ongoing Community Maintenance
Clients & Case Studies
Carmen worked closely with artist Michele Pred to help re-envision and launch The Art of Equal Pay—a year-long campaign encouraging women artists to raise their rates to increase awareness of the wage gap in visual art. With Carmen’s help, the campaign launch was amplified on social media by organizations and individuals like Gloria Steinem, Sally Kohn, One Fair Wage, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the National Partnership for Women and Families—and participating artists made $3,100 dollars for COVID-19 relief in one week. (View all clips from the launch here.)
Carmen led Ms. through the process of a website redesign and an editorial re-invigoration online—crafting digital and editorial strategies as a consultant and a full-time employee that resulted in increased engagement with digital content, an expanded footprint for Ms. in the media landscape and across the feminist internet, and an expanded digital platform bolstered by dozens of partnerships with content publishing twice as often as it had in years prior.
Carmen cut her teeth during her time at IWPR, stepping up during a time of staff transition to maintain the organization’s media and communications operations. As a Communications Assistant, she helped land press for the organization and designed and wrote press materials, including reports and statements on women’s economic progress. She also designed and led a series of social media workshops to empower the IWPR team to use social media and amplify the work they were doing—while positioning themselves as thought leaders.
AN ECONOMY OF OUR OWN
Carmen sits on the Advisory Board for An Economy of Our Own, an alliance of individuals and organizations invested in economic justice, and she also stepped up as a social media coordinator in the wake of COVID-19 to help establish the initiative online, in lieu of an in-person event. Carmen’s work attracted hundreds of new followers to the project’s profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—and empowered participants to effectively tell others about the work.
Carmen expanded Autostraddle’s community offerings as the organization’s consulting Community Director, working to execute dozens of offline Meet-Up Weeks and create new streams of user-generated content on the website. In her parallel role as Social Media Co-Director, she fostered greater engagement with content from readers, helped increase membership and expanded user participation in Autostraddle’s own social media platform.
When Hollaback! was reorganizing in 2010 and launching its groundbreaking app to track street harassment in real-time, Carmen came on board as a Social Media Consultant to design a strategy for the organization’s new, centralized accounts that spoke for its global community of HB! chapters. She helped launch and promote a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the app’s development, advised on its design and wrote out unique strategies for every platform for the organization to put into practice in the years to come—reaching millions of women worldwide.