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Hello! My name is Catherine Smyka and I’m a writer, activist, and project manager living in Grand Rapids, MI. I’m the Director of Project Management at LaFleur Marketing, and spend my days tackling digital marketing campaigns and puns with my incredible team.

As a writer, I perform non-fiction stories with the national storytelling organization, The Moth; I’m Seattleā€™s first Moth StorySLAM champion.

As a project manager, I oversee a variety of projects from start to finish, including events, email campaigns, rebranding, and everything in between.

Before moving to Michigan in 2017, I was the founder of the Seattle-based queer literary magazine T/OUR and a radio essayist with the Chicago NPR station, WBEZ.

In Grand Rapids, I live with my wife, Courtney, and our greyhound, Ollie.