Kristen McCallum
Kristen McCallum
Founder. Producer. Visionary.
 
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The atmosphere that Kristen brought with her was both enthusiastic and comforting, which made for an environment that was safe and authentic. The students clearly felt this and were honest with their thoughts and expression of emotions. I could see how much it meant to them to be able to explore these important topics. I thank her so much for traveling so far to aid our students and our campus in moving forward such important and courageous conversations.
— Sara Plummer, Ph.D., MSW - Assistant Director, BASW Program at Rutgers - Camden, The State University of New Jersey

Kristen McCallum is the Founder of SafeWordSociety, a Brooklyn-based consulting firm committed to visioning equity, actionable inclusivity, non-performative access and proactive visibility for marginalized communities.

While working as a visioning partner for mission-aligned individuals, organizations & institutions looking for sustainable & scalable workshops/programs/systems to enhance impactful collaborations and engagement, Kristen also produces original content through SafeWordSociety. Since 2017, Kristen has developed and produced five seasons of The SafeWordSociety Podcast, a discussion based card game known as The Visibility Packs and a popular workshop/learning lab series that provides valuable learning & networking opportunities for creators, entrepreneurs, etc.

As a Queer, Black woman with an inherent flair for authenticity and storytelling, Kristen is also a published writer with bylines at outlets including, Shondaland.com and Pride.com. In May 2018, Kristen received the Harvey Milk Alumnus Award from the University at Albany - SUNY for her substantial contributions to social justice issues in her work and for her community involvement.

Kristen is currently accepting project proposals for 2019.

*Please include estimated timeline & budget in your proposal.*


Portfolio

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SWS Original Products/Productions

  • The SafeWordSociety Podcast — Launched in 2017, used interviews & discussions with community members to build QTPOC+ cultural competency within the media landscape.

  • The Visibility Packs — Previewed in February 2018, a discussion-based card game that encourages players to engage in safer discourse. The packs serve as a collective learning and engagement tool for discussions surrounding diversity, inclusivity, understanding and collaboration.

I have had a working relationship with Kristen McCallum for several years. Day in and day out she continues to be my go-to strategy partner that always helps me take my brand to next level. She knows how to take ideas and make them larger than life. Kristen exhibits the utmost professionalism, confidentiality, and care when it comes to her work. You won’t be disappointed as she will treat your project as her own, putting in the time, effort, and research, to make sure that you’re set up for success.
— Doreen Pierre, Menswear Blogger & Photographer

Some Past/Present Clients:

  • Peoplmovr - A communications and engagement strategy practice, centering equity and inclusion in community development and audience engagement.

    • The Mile-Long Opera (Content Development & Public Engagement Consultant)

    • The Public Theater (Public Engagement Consultant)

    • Museum of The City of New York (Committee Consultant)

  • Doreen Pierre - Brooklyn-based Photographer, Videographer, Fashion Blogger, Model

    • Dapperpenniless (Strategy & Content Consultant)

  • Rutgers University - Camden | Office of Diversity & Inclusion

    • Courageous Conversations (LGBTQ History Month Facilitator)

  • Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective , Inc.

    • 2018 Lesbians of Color Symposium (Community Media Outreach Partner)

FACILITATING | MODERATING | SPEAKING

Shine Bootcamp | Vancouver, BC | 2018

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Hosting | Red carpet @ Brooklyn Museum for DapperQ NYFW Show - Dress Code

Hosting | Red carpet @ Brooklyn Museum for DapperQ NYFW Show - Dress Code

Keynote | 2018 Lavender Commencement Celebration at The University at Albany - SUNY

Keynote | 2018 Lavender Commencement Celebration at The University at Albany - SUNY

Facilitating | Visibility Pack Learning Lab @ Weeksville Heritage Center   Photo by Alanna Fields

Facilitating | Visibility Pack Learning Lab @ Weeksville Heritage Center

Photo by Alanna Fields

Hosting | The Revival: Women and the Word @ Brooklyn Museum for Target First Saturdays

Hosting | The Revival: Women and the Word @ Brooklyn Museum for Target First Saturdays

Development | Create. Collaborate. Vybe Workshop Series | Ace Hotel New York

Development | Create. Collaborate. Vybe Workshop Series | Ace Hotel New York


PUBLICATIONS


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Contact

Kristen is currently accepting project proposals for 2019.

*Please include estimated timeline & budget in your proposal.*

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