A good story starts with yourself
I am an author, editor and immersive journalist who writes about love, immigration, and politics. My first book is a memoir depicting the way social media has influenced Millennials.
Over the last 15 years, my career has grown at the intersection of digital communication, storytelling and art, which is a constellation I’m grateful for.
Since 2018, I teach Creative Writing Courses for brain power, heart’s desire, and emotional healing to help people and businesses tell stories that sell.
I do that because many people don’t think they have what it takes in them to write a good story. A good story starts with yourself. And being yourself takes more courage than being someone else. But you can unlearn that fear and embrace that courage.
Slide in my DM’s, send me a shout-out, or some snail mail (I love snail mail) and we’ll conquer that.
Together, we Embody Through Storytelling.
Copywriting & storytelling
Selected writing in English
Articles and interviews
The Political Power of Disability – The Innovation in Politics Institute
Being Alone Doesn’t Have to Feel Lonely
What If We Were Completely Honest With Our Dates
My interview with Daniel Jones of Modern Love (New York Times)
Locate Victims Beirut – The Youth Led Initiative that Saved Lives
Indra Adnan – A Heart Centered Approach to Politics
Breaking Up In Quarantine Was Hard,
But It Made Me Feel Less Isolated
Content & social media strategy
My content creation and content strategy practice stand on four pillars:
Disseminate the factual information and ideas that are relevant to their community
Use creative strategies to assemble storytelling that empowers people to shift from consuming an experience to jointly creating it
Establish and maintain a cohesive communication style, rhythm and tone of voice across all formats, channels and communities
Make sure their story reaches and impacts the community in affluent ways.
For these companies and customers, I have provided Content Strategy, Editorial Management, Copywriting, and Digital Marketing services: Thought Catalog, Berlin Art Parasites, Innovation In Politics Institute, European Capital of Democracy, Therme Group, AUTOR Magazine, The Attachment Project, Bildband Berlin, RADA Instal, Whiskey Stills Company, Jacobs, World Press Photo Festival, C-HEADS, IIOO Jewellery, You. The Youth Project, The Practice, The Group Communications Agency, Godmother Communications Agency, Annamaria Mikulik, FoodieBackPacker, Polaroid Originals (formerly Impossible Project), Still in Berlin.
Fiction, Essays & Poetry
My work explores the boundaries of feminism, womanhood and loneliness in the modern age.
Selected publications in English and Romanian:
My Pubic Hair – A Tell Tale From Goya To Stoya
The Age of the Understatement
Mourning The Loss of Intense Female Friendships in Adulthood
When To Fire Your Therapist
What If I Don’t Want To Forget The Ones I Loved?
Cities Are Sometimes Easier To Love Than People
Learning Empathy As A Young Adult
The Anatomy of Depression
This Is How You Love Yourself Through Loneliness
Goethe Institut – Berlin Diary
Berlin ist Besser (Dilema Veche)
Men Always Win At Life
Poem About A Boy I Could Love
Love Letter To A Historian
My Doctor Asked Me Today
The Day I Stopped Reading My Horoscopes
If A Writer Falls In Love With You
Independent Ideas On Dating, Modern Life And Solitude, PSILOVEYOU.XYZ
The Otherwise Engaged Literature and Arts Journal, vol 5
Tastzine vol. 2
Unsent, C-HEADS Magazine
The Story of My Personal Berlin Wall, PSILOVEYOU.XYZ
Inside Me There’s A Whole World Still Beating, MOMENTS
The Artist’s Ten Rules To Work and Love
Art & Event Design
2022 Wir2 – Deutsch-Rumänische Geschichten im Porträt, Berlin, Geothe Institut and Romanian Cultural Institute
2022 Wild At Art, Berlin, Hilgemann. Art
2022 Love Lost, Bucharest, Strata Gallery
2021 Wholy Mother, Bucharest, Strata Gallery
2020 HEART SPACES – An Exploration of The Human Core in Loneliness, installation, part of Berlin Art Week, Monopol, Berlin
2020 A/PART of Me, co-author of a publication
documenting stories of love, loss and longing during the Pandemic isolation, ARTISTS ROOMS residency, 2020, Berlin
2017 Emotion In Motion, KUBE, Bucharest
2016 EXPolaroid, Brussels
2015 Staged Naturally, Impossible Project, Barcelona
2017 Unsent Podcast, co-author
Heart Beats – A Memoir of The Millennial Generation on Social Media (2019), English
Heart Beats is a deep X-ray of the Millennial Generation, a vivid depiction of the way Social Media has re-wired the way we think, feel, love, act and connect with each other in our relationships, friendships, daily lives and in our work.
Heart Beats captures the end of an era: the exact moment when social networks protruded into the Millennial generation’s life and changed the history of connection as we know it. This body of work has an underlying love story as a theme, developed within the lives of the many characters who hustle their way through post-university jobs, in advertising agencies, and in cafes in European cities, painting an evergreen picture of the young clubbing culture and the dating culture just before Tinder disrupted sex and courtship.
A psychologically charged memoir, which bridges or breaks the connections between its characters through Social Media mishaps, Heart Beats manifests the way our lives have profoundly changed as of the end of the 1990s, with the rise of modern communication technology.
Deviații de Stereo is my debut novel, written between 2005 and 2011, awarded in 2011 and published in 2016.
After selling two print editions the book was translated and adapted into English.
This is a book I’ve co-edited which depicts the most innovative projects in European politics across Europe every year. The projects are awarded on the vote of more than 1000 European citizens, encompassing the fields of quality of life, economy, ecology, education, democracy, digitization, human rights, regional development, community and Covid-19.
Otherwise Engaged is a biannual literature and arts journal open to submissions from all artists, writers, and photographers worldwide. The quarantine edition has extra filling and is double the size of a regular copy.
I have contributed five poems to this journal.
Creative Writing Courses
for brain power, heart’s desire, and emotional healing to help you tell stories that sell
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Founded in 2018, Embody Through
Storytelling provides Creative Writing Courses for brain power, heart’s desire, and emotional healing to help people and businesses tell stories that sell.
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