Writer. Consultant. Visionary.

Kristen McCallum's Safeword Society Aims To Help People Have Better Conversations About Identity

As a queer woman of color, McCallum loved talking to her friends about important topics like misogyny, gender, and sexuality. The more chats they had, the more she realized the thoughts and ideas they exchanged were too important not to stretch beyond brunch talk.

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.