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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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