Hi there! My name is Christine and writing and storytelling are central to all of my creative endeavors. I am a writer, artist, producer, performer, host, and overall multi-hyphenate based in Brooklyn, NY. As of December 2023, I am the community editor and reporter for the Brooklyn Downtown Star and Greenpoint Star, owned by BQE Media Group. There, I write, photograph, and create/host videos through original reported stories. Maybe you've also heard of the talk show Badass Lady-Folk or the art and literary publication Quail Bell Magazine, which are among the projects produced by my creative studio, Quail Bell Press & Productions. I also co-host Don't Mind If I Don't, a comedy TV show, with Aaron Gold.
I am the author of Belladonna Magic: Spells in the Form of Poetry and Photography, Desert Fox by the Sea, Water for the Cactus Woman, Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia, and other books. My first feature film, Sirena's Gallery, is now streaming on Amazon, Hoopla, Roku, etc. You can find my words, images, and videos in Cosmopolitan, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and beyond. My theatre and performance work has been staged at the Broadway Comedy Club, The Tank, Gene Frankel Theatre, The Players Theatre, and other venues. My films and visual art have appeared in festivals, museums, and galleries. I graduated from VCUarts, hold an M.F.A. from The City College of New York-CUNY, and am pursuing an M.A. in Oral History from Columbia University.
I've learned that my skills as a storyteller and creator have a wide variety of exciting applications. No matter the setting, I believe in the capacity for art and culture to empower and inspire people now and in the future.
Work with me!
Have something that seems like a good fit? Then contact me to start a conversation. At this time, I am NOT available to cover news in Brooklyn and Queens outside of work done for my employer. However, I AM available for creative projects. Interested in casting me for a TV show or film? Commissioning me for a book, script, or art project? Please visit my creative website to see additional samples of my work. Creative samples not featured on the site may be made available upon request. Submit commission inquiries here.