The Team

 

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Margit Detweiler, founder, publisher + editor-in-chief of this jam — @Margit

Rather than rattle off a list of places I’ve worked (which you can see here, or here),  this is where I’m at, right now, in this moment: I’m a writer, editor and digital publishing vet / business owner with a punk-rock heart, a Brooklyn apartment and arthritic knees (hey 45+!). I’m also a recent cancer survivor and have chronicled my experiences in the TueNight column, Ovarian Rhapsody. My best professional experiences have included a combination of creativity, writing, leadership and a work environment filled with ridiculously talented creative spirits. My secret agenda: I’m trying to build that, from scratch.

My TueNight: Wander late night through street lamp-lit New York City streets with @gigajellyroll, looking at buildings and making up songs.

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Adrianna Dufay, founding product director — @Frieda_Clare

As a girl, I made a pact with myself that I would be everything when I grew up. I’ve worked on an assembly line, in a lumber mill, as a waitress, preschool teacher, political fundraiser, proofreader and actor. I’ve spent a decade as a product manager and director. I currently work with my husband @macpremo, producing and managing his art studio. My passion is making things collaboratively, and my superpower is helping people stay calm under pressure.

My TueNight: Make a tasty dinner with daughters and husband, then on to drinks at a wine bar with friends.

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Justine Lorelle LoMonaco, editor — @justinelorelle

I started my professional career in journalism, writing and editing for a variety of digital and print publications. While I’ve maintained my editorial roots through a series of freelance clients, I’ve also pursued social media management and marketing in my full-time career. When I’m not working, I can usually be found on an adventure with my husband, snuggling with our dog, Bogart, or running through our neighborhood in Astoria, New York.

My TueNight: Ordering in sushi and catching up on my latest Netflix obsession, or dinner out with friends (if I’m feeling more ambitious).

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Karen Gerwin, social media editor — @karengerwin

I’ve always loved storytelling, and it seemed like a dream come true to discover I could get paid to read books. But, after nearly 20 years in the publishing world, I needed a change. I had the most fun co-creating the Twitter parody account @paulryangosling with my soul sisters, The Mouthy Housewives, then spent two years snarking on Brooklyn’s favorite family-friendly neighborhood at F***ed in Park Slope. Now I’m having a blast rocking the social media for TueNight.

My TueNight: Listening to Martha Wainright and reading the latest Jhumpa Lahiri…or, you know, drinking pinot grigio and watching The Real Housewives.

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Darian Symoné Harvin, producer— @dariansymone

For the past two years, I worked at news networks, until I didn’t feel like doing that. So now I’m building a career working for myself and it’s been fun. I write. I like interviewing people and telling stories. I produce. Still on my bucket list to complete: surfing, improv classes, breaking up with New York City and becoming a Master Sommelier (#lol.) Stay tuned.

My TueNight: Laying on my couch scrolling through Instagram.

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Thank Yous

Quick thanks to a few more folks who make this she-bang possible: Mark, Deanna, Erica, David, Kristin, Laura, Elke, Molly, Nancy, Michelle. You guys, as you should know, rock.

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Drop us a line: Hello@TueNight.com

 

2 Comments

  1. Your group is great! I only wish I were young enough to contribute! I still have the curiosity of a ten year-old and a zest for living that only increases daily. I love learning and value my female friendships. Men and children may come and go, but female friendships will see you through.

    Only good female friends can say:
    That looks awful, take it off this minute.
    Call me when he dumps you, because he will.
    Move away from the ice cream and I will give you a small square of dark chocolate.
    Buy that. It is totally and completely you.
    (To a third party) Do you have any idea who you are dealing with? This woman used to be with the CIA until her kills got too high.

  2. Roslyn Hirsh says

    I was reading with interest and many emotions the article “Silly Things People Have Said to Me When I Tell Them I’m Not Having Kids”. My response was, first, a huge “Bravo” for both this unpopular attitude and Ms Amitai’s writing style. She says presents what she has to say about the changes in the social dictum to be fruitful and multiply.

    What I most admire, aside from TueNight’s publication of her generally unpopular attitude, is her style. The distinct blend of blatant personal honesty, humor, and truth about several of the negatives of parenthood without trashing the rights of personal choice opens up the discussion of this literally life altering decision of individuals vis-a vis social needs of their families, their religious affiliations, their societies, their countries, and the world at large.

    It is interesting that even if many of us do not get crazy over a country’s legislation of a maximum of one child per couple or of other groups’ encouragement of unlimited pregnancy and childbirth. Yet we still react to the expectation, when it affects us personally, of universal procreation,..or at least one grandchild, please!

    I interpreted Ms Anitai’s presentation as simply and directly stating that men and women today both want and have the right to face this personal challenge as a personal decision, period. She interprets those arguments given to her as silly, and her humor softens the blow of what I hope she really means to imply. Either way, she requires us to think about the larger issue. I hope that as time moves on, her influence will be far reaching.

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