Lioness is a storytelling platform.
We help individuals bring their stories to the world through the media. A team of writers, editors and strategists help stories get published in the opinion pages of national media outlets or heard from in reported stories. We have worked with whistleblowers, former employees, and other storytellers speaking truth to power.
If you are an individual with a story to tell, visit our Submit a Story page.
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 email@example.com.
PRESIDENT & PARTNER
After losing her religious faith and leaving her missionary post in China, Amber was shunned by her Jehovah’s Witness family and friends as an apostate. Moving to New York City to start a new life, she quickly discovered that the zeal and determination she had brought to her preaching was much better suited to creating positive change in the real world. Amber became a parental leave advocate whose story of the loss of her son on his first day in childcare touched millions. Last year, she released a critically-acclaimed memoir about the experience of leaving a high-control religion.
Amber has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR’s Morning Edition and the TODAY Show. Her writing can be found in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and many other national publications. If you have a story to share, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.