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Willow Curry

Creative Writer & Narrative Strategist

A native of Houston, Texas, I'm a journalist, creative writer, and narrative strategist. I'm a contributing writer for the Ontario-based digital magazine magazine kaur.space, and I've previously written for the online magazine VocaLady and the blog of the Houston-based arts education nonprofit Writers in the Schools. My narrative strategy work includes managing publicity, grant proposals, marketing strategy, and web & social media copy for local and national advocacy campaigns and non-profit organizations.

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Portfolio

News, Features, & Commentary

kaur. space: news + community focused on work, wellness + impact
01/31/2019
ACTIVIST ARCHITECTURE

In the world of architecture and design, community is the touchstone for a movement that goes by many names: activist architecture, participatory design, socially-engaged practice. Each name has its own background, but they reflect a common idea: systemic social inequality is designed, planned, and built into all aspects of our lives. Perhaps, then, design and planning might be instrumental, even necessary, in tearing it down.

Medium
12/24/2017
What "Cat Person" Taught Me About Fictive Truth, the Potential of Fiction, and The Future of The...

When I decided to become a writer, spurred on in my junior year of high school by my hard-nosed but absolutely encouraging AP English Language teacher as well as If You Want to Write , a little known book of writerly wisdom by Brenda Ueland that I rescued from the throw-away pile of my high school's theatre library, I felt like I had opened a portal to a world of expression so vast I couldn't have imagined it until I had tasted it.

Medium
09/13/2017
Soul Sisterhood: Mapping the Spirituality of African-American Women

FOR Darlene Randall, faith was never a conscious choice, something to be wrangled with. It's always been a part of her. Mrs. Randall - or Sister Randall, as I refer to her - isn't related to me, but she is so much like a wise, kindly aunt that I sometimes forget.

Writers in the Schools Houston
07/20/2017
Meta-Four Houston Celebrates 10th Year

At 7 p.m. on Sunday, half an hour before the Meta-Four Houston vs. Houston VIP Send-Off Slam was set to begin, the performance space at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) was already nearly full of families, friends, and fans awaiting an evening of pulse-pounding, breathtaking poetry.

Writers in the Schools Houston
05/26/2017
#RethinkHighSchool: An Open Forum

Empowering youth voices is at the core of our mission at WITS. That's why we partnered with XQ America and Brave New Voices to bring the Rethink High School campaign to Houston, creating an open forum event where youth from across the city can voice their ideas of what high school can and should be, brainstorming with each other and sharing their viewpoints with local public officials and youth advocates-people with the power to make a difference.

Vocalady
06/13/2016
The Bravery and Peril of Unapologetic Queerness

Since the sun rose this morning, I've been trying to figure out what to say about the attack in Orlando. I've always shied away from talking directly about senseless tragedy and death, even when it visits my own home, because I believe that some events are too grave for words - my words, at least....

Vocalady
04/19/2016
Feminist Mags You Should Be Reading Right Now

Here at VocaLady, we're all about women in media. It's our raison d'être, our modus operandi, our...you get the picture. And for good reason. As we've highlighted before, the amount of women in communications, from political commentary to sports journalism to film production, is consistently many paces behind our male counterparts.

Vocalady
04/08/2016
The Cult (and Myth) of True Womanhood

It's been a few weeks since the controversy over Kim Kardashian-West's latest Internet-breaking splash: nude selfies posted on Twitter. However, if the references to her act as a symbol of all that is wrong with modern, liberated womanhood that I still see in online discussions are any indication, the debate that it sparked over the...

Vocalady
03/16/2016
Standing Your Ground Without the Guilt

Recently, a female friend of mine told me something that I found difficult to wrap my mind around: her boyfriend of several months had been using a timer whenever they hung out together, so that he would know when to send her on her way and get back to his "busy" life.

Vocalady
11/17/2015
Intersectional Feminism: It's All In the Name

I love the website Everyday Feminism. I discovered it almost a year ago, directed there by links my friends would post to Facebook, and after about the third visit, I realized what a low-key gold mine I'd stumbled upon. There were scores of articles about every possible social justice topic I could imagine, and many...

Narrative Development & Strategy

OUR GENERATION, OUR CHOICE
01/05/2016
OUR GENERATION, OUR CHOICE

On Nov 9th, 1000 millennials took the streets for justice on race, climate, immigration. Together, we've built a powerful new alliance across movements - the kind we need to change what's politically possible in this country.

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