Leigh Ann Carey
Politics and Culture Writer
I'm gay enough but definitely not electable.
How people make meaning in their lives is a longtime fascination of mine. So writing features and analysis pieces on culture, politics, identities, and religious beliefs is a fun and natural way to dig deeper. The first reported piece I published was for the Capitol Hill Times, a Seattle neighborhood publication, examining the impact of metro funding cuts on disabled transit riders.
Before running headlong into the burning building that is The Media, I led online strategy efforts for campaigns around the country through Brave Creations, along with a smattering of media and writing gigs for philanthropic and social change organizations including the Endometriosis Foundation of America and the Northwest Adoption Exchange. In my first job, I served on the staff of a member of Congress -- then the only Peanut Farmer in Congress -- while living and working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
I completed a masters in religious studies from Georgetown University writing a 114 page thesis on interfaith politics in the South later earning a certificate in strategic communications from the University of Washington. I hold a BA in Political Science from Campbell University in Buies Creek. Go Hoyas, Huskies, and Camels!
My wife and I live in Cary, North Carolina by way of Seattle, Washington where we met in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Apparently, I like capitols and hills? And, yes, we are the Careys in Cary, which we find absurdly amusing, with our pup Theodora, who is absurdly amusing in a different way.
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