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The VINA Society

I first heard about the development of Hey! VINA at a networking event last year and I was immediately intrigued. The iOS app takes on the swipe-right, swipe-left approach much like Tinder, except it’s for finding fellow female friends and networking. It has been great to see it through its growth, and now I’m a part of it through the VINA Society!

As a member of the VINA Society, I use my writing and blogging skills to contribute monthly content to VINAzine, the official blog of Hey! VINA. I’ve included a page in my portfolio to showcase select pieces. You can view the rest of my articles on my author page on the site.

Enjoy, and happy Halloween to you all as well!

SF Giants + POPSUGAR + New Articles!

It’s been a while since I’ve provided an update here, but I guess contributing to a couple of my dream companies is worth writing a blog post about!

In April, I took on a part-time position as a member of the #SFG Digital Team for my most favorite sports team, the San Francisco Giants. I help create pre-game and in-game content to engage fans on the @CafeSFG Twitter and Instagram handles, as well as manage the fan social media hub at AT&T Park. It feels incredible to do the things I love most as a small job—watching my Giants, Tweeting about it, and interacting with my fellow Giants fans on and offline! Hopefully the Giants will make the playoffs once again and I will get to stick with the gig till October! You can see a sample of my work in the Social Media section of my portfolio.

A few months ago, I also started contributing a few articles to POPSUGAR as part of their Voices team. I’ve wanted to work for POPSUGAR since forever, so being part of it as a contributing writer has been a true privilege. You can view a couple of the articles I’ve written in the Miscellaneous Publications/Works section of my portfolio. Still holding out for a full-time role with them one day!

Also in the Miscellaneous Publications/Works, you can view a couple of other pieces I’ve written in the last several months for SheKnows and Fandom (Another site I hope to work for full-time in the near future).

Finally, after a bit of a blogging hiatus, I think I’m finally ready to really start taking Shower Sweat Repeat to the next level. Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!

Karen

Pop-arazzi: Hopie | Audrey Magazine

Describing her sound as “underground hip-hop from the ’90s mixed in with pop music and hyphy music,” Hopie acknowledges that her difficult childhood, her experience as an Asian American woman, and the underrepresentation of her demographic in hip-hop music are driving forces behind her lyrics. “In real life, I’m really shy to talk about stuff like that — my childhood, my socioeconomic status, my frustrations
as a human being — but in my music, I like to explore that,” she says. – See more at: http://audreymagazine.com/winter-12-13-pop-arazzi-hopie/#sthash.i32jE3U7.dpuf
Describing her sound as “underground hip-hop from the ’90s mixed in with pop music and hyphy music,” Hopie acknowledges that her difficult childhood, her experience as an Asian American woman, and the underrepresentation of her demographic in hip-hop music are driving forces behind her lyrics. “In real life, I’m really shy to talk about stuff like that — my childhood, my socioeconomic status, my frustrations as a human being — but in my music, I like to explore that,” she says.

 

View the PDF article: Hopie interview_AudreyDec2012

Check out more of my articles from Audrey Magazine in my portfolio!

(IMAGE SOURCE: Hopie’s Bandcamp page)