Director of Independent Film at Tugg, Inc
Motion Pictures and Film | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
During her nearly fifteen years of working in media, Felicia has produced large-scale media projects; developed and executed comprehensive engagement plans and content strategy for projects and campaigns; organized online and offline events and experiences of all sizes; spearheaded the development of web, media, and content initiatives; and helped to build physical and digital communities.
She's worked on film, radio, digital, transmedia, and projects with organizations like PBS, Participant Media, and NPR. She's developed multimedia content and engagement initiatives for award-winning films like SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, and ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH.
Felicia served as a media fellow at the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University. She was also the co-organizer of StoryCode DC, a community for immersive storytellers.
Felicia is the author of seven books, including the essay collection The Message: Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs, which was re-released by NBC Universal and has been used in educational institutions around the country. Her latest book, To Create, is a collection of interviews with black storytellers and media makers.
She’s also the writer and producer of the short film THE END AGAIN, a prequel to OPENENDED, a feature that she wrote about life, loss, and love. She's driving the film's audience development campaign.
Felicia is the founder of The Create Daily (www.thecreatedaily.com), which curates jobs and career-advancing opportunities for journalists, writers, filmmakers, and other content producers.
Previously, Felicia worked in New York book publishing and was the founding executive editor of inReads, a new media initiative of WETA.
Felicia has riffed on narrative, media, engagement, and storytelling at universities, institutions, and events including SXSW, diy days, Confab, and TEDx. She holds an M.A. in writing and publishing from Emerson College.