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I can barely believe it, but it’s official… I’m the newest member of Yahoo!’s Storytelling Team. Yes, my title will be Storyteller, and I’ll be bringing a creative twist to corporate communications and brand management. My first day will be Dec. 6 at headquarters in Sunnyvale. Which means in addition to starting an exciting new job, I’ll be moving from Austin to the Bay Area. A crazy and incredible end to 2010!

NEDA 2009 Presentation: Social Media for Social Change

I had such a wonderful time speaking at the National Eating Disorder Association Conference last weekend in Minneapolis! Thank you to the NEDA staff, volunteers and fellow attendees. I met so many fantastic allies, I’m very excited to help them in their endeavors and collaborate on new projects.

Online eating disorder activists Jill Sharpe, Kendra Sebellius, Shannon Cutts, Brie Widaman, Rachael Stern and Julie Neumann at NEDA 2009.

Online eating disorder activists Jill Sharpe, Kendra Sebellius, Shannon Cutts, Brie Widaman, Rachael Stern and Julie Neumann at NEDA 2009.

Below is the PowerPoint from my session, Social Media for Social Change: Connecting Activists and Raising Awareness Online. Hopefully everyone walked away with new ideas and practical tools, ready to put social media to work for eating disorder advocacy and awareness. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email, and don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.