Lioness is a storytelling platform and new media company that brings forward stories about encounters with power.

 

A Lioness story sits at the intersection of those who have power and those who don’t. Many of the stories we publish have been previously muzzled by money, non-disclosure agreements, and threats.

The two women behind Lioness, Ariella Steinhorn and Amber Scorah, have worked on thousands of untold stories submitted by everyday people. These include stories of corruption, sexual abuse and harassment, cover-ups, fraud, resilience, and redemption. Many Lioness stories would otherwise not have seen the light of day due to fear, power dynamics, legal threats, or because the people involved do not always know how best to connect with the media.

 

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

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FOUNDER & CEO
Ariella Steinhorn

Ariella is a communications strategist and writer. 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 connected workers with employment lawyers. After seeing so many stories signed away by non-disclosure agreements and settlements, she felt moved to help those stories see the light of day and recalibrate power imbalances in the process. 
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 (Spin) and WeWork (Managed by Q). 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 storytelling. If you have a story to share, you can reach her at ariella@lioness.co.

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PRESIDENT & PARTNER
Amber Scorah

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 amber@lioness.co.