Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Heather Hopson

Motor Mouth Multimedia/Single Mom Defined
Not long ago, Heather Hopson lived in the Cayman Islands and hosted a television show. Today, she’s back home in Pittsburgh writing a different type of story as the founder of Motor Mouth Multimedia, a communications and marketing firm made up of creatives and consultants of color. Utilizing more than a decade of television news reporting experience, Heather assembles teams to tell diverse stories, provide unique perspectives, and increase the visibility of important issues.  In 2018, Motor Mouth Multimedia produced Single Mom Defined, a photo essay and video series that provides a more accurate definition of single Black motherhood than the one society presents. The art exhibition transformed into an online and in-person community, made up of thousands of mothers nationwide. During the pandemic, Single Mom Defined hosted a series of Moms Night Off events, which gave moms a break by delivering dinner and self-care items to hundreds of families for free. After dinner, moms connected to advocacy opportunities, like the Family Care Campaign and Paid Leave for All, and participated in virtual activities, like yoga. Single Mom Defined members appeared on CNN, The Today Show Parenting website, and in the New York Times advocating for everything from childcare to paid sick days.  To give back to the community, Heather serves on the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre + Dance Theatre of Harlem Steering Committee and Healthy Start Pittsburgh's Center for Urban Breastfeeding's Advisory Board and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Heather previously founded Free Store Penn Hills, mentored through Amachi Pittsburgh, emceed TEDx Pittsburgh, and served on Leadership Pittsburgh's board through the Leadership OnBoard Program. Heather has been named to Pittsburgh Magazine's 40 Under 40 and The Incline's Who's Next in Communications. Connect with Heather on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/heather-hopson 

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