Lioness helps everyday people bring forward stories in the public interest.
We help whistleblowers and sources create change by publishing first-person stories that speak truth to power.
A resource for whistleblowers and sources.
Help for sources behind the scenes, long before a story goes public
Document safety, media strategy, interview prep, logistics, legal advice
A network of journalists, attorneys, therapists, digital and personal safety/security ensure a story is told safely, in the right way, and at the right time
Link individual narratives to larger social campaigns, creating real-world change
A media outlet for vetted citizen journalism.
Lioness publishes fact-checked, vetted first-person essays by whistleblowers or sources
We protect sources, provide legal publication review
We leverage traditional media for maximum impact, amplifying personal stories to create real-world change
If you are an individual with a story to share, visit our Submit a Story page.
WHO WE ARE
FOUNDER & CEO
Ariella is the Founder and CEO of Lioness, a new media company that helps people bring forward stories about power.
In 2018, Ariella co-founded Simone, an organization that connected workers with employment lawyers. In past lives, Ariella was the youngest communications hire at Uber, and then went on to lead policy, corporate, and internal communications at subsidiaries of Ford Motor Company and WeWork. In college, Ariella interned as a speechwriter for Attorney General Eric Holder, and grew up training as a dancer with the Washington Ballet.
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 stories. If you have a story to share, you can reach her at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.