Allison Hope

Allison Hope by CUNY TV

When writer Allison Hope first entered the job market, she chose to work for smaller, independent Dyke TV rather than NBC because she believed that the community needed more representation. Hope has been actively fighting for that representation in a number of ways throughout the years. “As I’ve moved through my career path, I’ve been privileged to raise the platform on which my queer voice is shared,” she tells GO. “I’ve been fortunate that my LGBTQ identity has been viewed as an asset, and one I’ve been able to leverage to help drive equity and inclusion.” Her writing, which focuses on LGBTQ+, women’s rights, social issues, parenting, and lifestyle trends, has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and New York Magazine. Hope also boasts over 17 years of marketing and digital media experience, working with brands including Mastercard, JetBlue, JPMorgan Chase, and the ACLU, focusing primarily on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to writing, Hope currently teaches marketing and communications classes at Hunter College, CUNY and SUNY Purchase. “I’ve always had a strong sense of justice, and the sense that I must speak up and out on behalf of those who are being silenced or marginalized” says Hope. “It was natural for me to lean into journalism and communications, whether for a civil rights cause, niche LGBTQ outlet, or at a large company or media entity focused on inclusion work.” —IL

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