Lioness is a storytelling platform and new media company that brings forward stories about encounters with power.
At the crux of a Lioness story is the interplay of those who have power and those who don’t. Many of the stories that Lioness brings to the public are stories that have been previously stifled by money, non-disclosure agreements, and threats.
The two women behind Lioness, Ariella Steinhorn and Amber Scorah, have looked into thousands of untold stories submitted by everyday people, including stories of corruption, sexual abuse and harassment, cover-ups, fraud, resilience, and redemption. Many of the stories we publish are ones that would not have been reported on otherwise, despite being verified -- usually due to entrenched power, legal threats, or the fact that people with the stories do not always know how best to connect with the media.
While some of the stories can take dark twists and turns, at their core, the narratives reflect the humanity of the people who come forward with them, and the absurdity and complexity of life and our culture.
If you are an individual with a story to tell, visit our Submit a Story page.
Lioness is now taking crypto donations to support our investigations and commentary.
Bitcoin wallet address: bc1q270q90236mdra0ytxp6rawg296w4mkr3amffjr
Ethereum wallet address: 0xD8dc81Fc3D3b12ADFc4942d424A79aB5fA1D915E
WHO WE ARE
FOUNDER & CEO
Ariella is a communications strategist, writer, and advocate for workplace equity. She started writing short stories as a child, and has been captivated by the persuasive power of storytelling ever since. In 2018, Ariella co-founded Simone, an organization that provided employees with legal resources, counseling, and community to build power in their work lives. She previously led policy, corporate, and internal communications strategies at places like Ford Motor Company’s mobility subsidiary Spin, Uber, Managed by Q, and the Department of Justice.
Ariella has guided hundreds of people through the process of bringing their story forward in the press, and has broken non-disclosure agreements herself to change culture through storytelling. If you have a story to share, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESIDENT & PARTNER
Amber is a writer and author of the memoir Leaving the Witness. Her work can be found in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and many other national publications. After her son died on his first day in childcare, Amber became a parental leave advocate . The article she wrote linking his death to the issue of lack of parental leave touched millions, and launched a campaign that reached the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
Amber has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR’s Morning Edition and the TODAY Show, and is a TEDx speaker. She is a Dean's fellow at Harvard, completing a Masters Degree in Religion, Ethics and Politics. Amber has helped hundreds of people put their own thoughts to paper and bring their stories to the world via the media. If you have a story to share, you can reach her at email@example.com.