Roxanne believes wholeheartedly that words shape reality and that a writer’s job, especially regarding DEI, is to put the best words in the best order to shape the best reality. Roxanne has a bachelor’s degree in English and linguistics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Philosophy from Cambridge University in England.
She has previously worked as a marketer, editor, bartender, college professor, and brand manager across the textile, women’s apparel, hospitality, and craft beer industries. She also serves as Co-Chair of Raleigh Oak Charter, a K-6 Public Waldorf school. Roxanne is a mother, wife, daughter, runner, and yogi.
Why DEI? Because it’s easier to see the ways we are different than the ways we’re all alike. And because, in America, we are so often told to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps but we are so rarely given the tools and support to do that, especially in a system that is often working against us. I believe that action-oriented, intentional, culture-changing DEI initiatives provide the necessary framework for all people to do great work and be self-sufficient. And because, as the Lorax says, “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”