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. 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 MALS in religious studies from Georgetown University writing my thesis on interfaith political advocacy at the state legislative level 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!
For funsies, I'm a rookie rugby player with the Eno River Rugby Club in Durham. My wife and I live with our shelter pup Theodora, named for the Byzantine Empress, not Theodosia from Hamilton as we are often asked.
Feel so welcome to reach out:
If you've got a story idea or a new book out in the areas below let's connect:
- Electoral Politics
- North Carolina Politics
- Country/Folk Music
- The Religious Left
- Movement Strategies
- Internet Culture
- Identity Politics
- Interesting Subcultures
- Class, Labor, and Workforce Issues